The Hornets have officially returned to their home city of Charlotte, and it’s been a long road with plenty of twists and turns. Following the team’s rise in the ’90s, the expansion franchise moved to New Orleans in 2002. The Bobcats would later be birthed in Charlotte, and the N.O. Hornets would eventually change their name to the Pelicans. Now that the buzz is back in Charlotte after 12 years of waiting, we count down the 12 best basketball shoes to sport the Hornets’ hues.
12. Nike Air Force III “Hornets”
This House of Hoops exclusive went under the radar back in ’08, but best believe if throwbacks ever make a comeback these will fetch a pretty penny on eBay.