Converse — The Y-Bar

Sneaker Shown: Converse Weapon

Year: 1985

Touted as the most technologically advanced support system and protector from injuries, the Y-Bar (introduced with the Maverick in 1985) allowed forceful players to retain stability while jumping and rebounding without restricting movement on fast breaks and quick cuts. With their heel locked in by the Y-Bar, both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson made Converse their weapon of choice.