Collegiate athletes do not have signature lines. They do not have the luxury of sitting in meeting and design rooms to produce a shoe to their exact specifications. However, gone are the days that every player on an amateur squad rocks matching kicks. While it is all about the name on the front of the jersey and not the back, players express themselves as individuals via their sneaker choice. Basketball sneakers have gone through a major evolution over the last 20 years, so as the college basketball season tips off, we recall The 10 Most Impactful Sneaker Statements Made In College Basketball during the last two decades.
Grant Hill Rocks the Nike Air Unlimited
Before every star left after one year, before he had some of the illest Fila models to date, and before being named an NBA All-Star in his rookie campaign, Grant Hill dominated college hardwoods for the Duke Bluedevils. Duke was regarded as a fairly buttoned up program, but the senior went against the grain when he broke out the edgy Nike Air Unlimited in 1994. Though his team came up one game short of his third NCAA championship, rocking unorthodox kicks that didn’t match his uniforms made this a season to remember for more than one reason.