During what many consider the “Golden Era,”?Charles Barkley?went from the face that defined Force to the name stamped on some of the biggest, boldest and baddest Nikes.?Nestled between?marquee Swoosh models and a recent run of hybrids lies one of the best and longest signature lines to ever grace the hardwood or the blacktop.?In celebration of Chuck’s 50th birthday, we recap his entire signature shoe line and the moments he made in them.
Nike Air Force Max CB
Year Released: 1994
Team: Phoenix Suns
Coming off an MVP campaign, NBA Finals appearance and the retirement of Michael Jordan, the time was right (and overdue) for Charles Barkley to get his first signature shoe. The Nike Air Force Max CB?capitalized?on the success of the Fab Five co-signed shoe, adding Chuck’s initials and crisscrossed straps to the Force favorite.