Edited by Ben Osborne. Contributions by Scoop Jackson, Russ Bengtson, Lang Whitaker and John Brilliant
Basketball shoes have a long an storied history both on and off the court. Back in the 1930s, a basketball sneaker was created for straight-up performance. Today, hoops footwear does double-duty: they're designed for an by elite players, but to sneakerheads, how they look is nearly as important as how they perform.