The 1990's are considered the golden era for basketball sneakers. Although 90's basketball was completely dominated by Michael Jordan, there were other NBA players releasing dope sneakers during this time as well.
Players like Penny Hardaway, Gary Payton, and Charles Barkley were signed with Nike while other NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson were trying to pave the way for smaller brands like Adidas and Reebok.
Unlike the basketball sneakers released today, some of these could look good on and off the basketball court. Sneakers like the Nike Foamposite and Nike Air More Uptempo are retroed over and over again and this is not because they are great basketball sneakers.
There is no doubt that basketball sneakers are better for the athlete today. Brands invest heavily in research and development to make sure they release a sneaker that is going to allow the athlete to run faster, jump higher, and perform at their peak. Often times this means a sneaker design that does not look great off the court.
It could just be the nostalgia or do some of you agree that these 90's basketball sneakers look much cooler than the ones today. Below is the list of some of the best basketball sneakers during the 1990's. Which ones do you like or would like to see released again?
Player: Allen Iverson
Sneaker: Reebok Question
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Player: Penny Hardaway
Sneaker: Nike Foamposite
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Player: Scottie Pippen
Sneaker: Nike Air More Uptempo
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Player: Charles Barkley
Sneaker: Nike Air Max 2 CB
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Player: Gary Payton
Sneaker: Nike Zoom Flight Glove
Player: Jason Kidd
Sneaker: Nike Zoom Flight 95
Player: Kobe Bryant
Sneaker: Adidas KB8
Player: Shawn Kemp
Sneaker: Reebok Kamikaze II