20 Most Iconic Basketball Shoes Of All Time
By David Jordan
“Look! He’s got the new _________!” Many things in life are created for purpose, effect and style. Basketball sneakers are things that are created initially for performance or shall we say optimizing performance of a player on the court. Signature basketball shoes are created for a specific player, their basketball game and the style and excellence that they exude on the court. A signature shoe signifies the arrival of the next great player, the new superstar. Before players were given multi-million dollar shoe endorsements before playing in an official NBA regulation game, players earned their shoe endorsements by their performance on the court. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, Anfernee Hardaway and many other stars have had their extraordinary basketball careers validated by a signature shoes. What shoe do you most identify with? What player had the most impactful basketball shoe of all time? Reebok, Converse, Adidas, Nike? Let’s look at the 20 most iconic basketball shoes of all time.