5. Converse Weapon
It may come as a surprise to some to see these ranked so high, but basketball historians understand the significance. Before Nike, Reebok, and adidas ruled the hardwood, the Converse Weapon was endorsed by the greats. No one shoe has ever carried a roster remotely close to the Weapon’s endorsers. Need more proof? Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Isaiah Thomas all rocked the Weapon at the same time.