Sneakers intended for on-court wear have come a long way. The technology incorporated in shoes that were produced decades ago do not compare to the components that makeup today’s shoes, yet, that does not take away from the classic and iconic appeal of the shoes that ignited the world of performance basketball. Check out 13 Classic Lifestyle Sneakers That Started as Basketball Staples.
Air Jordan 1
Original Release: 1985
David Stern kind of got his wish after all. The Air Jordan 1 went from being banned every time Michael Jordan laced them up on court to being relatively non-existent in the League today. There are rare occasions when we see MJ’s first signature worn on court (see DeMar DeRozan), but the Air Jordan 1 is most commonly worn as a lifestyle sneaker now.