The NBA’s signature models have always played an intrinsic role in extending basketball’s influence from the court to the street — and in some cases, from street to chic.
While Michael Jordan and the Jumpman laid the foundation back in the 80s, and continue the pave the way, the support cast throughout the the years has always been All-Star. The likes of the Shaq Attaq, Air Penny, and Sir Charles’ CB series headlined the 90s, before Kobe and LeBron’s Swooshed signatures proceeded to dominate the court post-2000. Considering the sheer volume, it’s no surprise some of the best signatures have been largely forgotten — thankfully, not by us.
So, let’s take a walk back through hardcourt history to rediscover some of the most underrated NBA signature sneakers ever.