7. Air Jordan VI "Infrared"
Original Release: 1991
They say you never forget your first, so it's no surprise that the sneaker MJ wore while winning his first NBA championship (and Finals MVP) cracks the top 10. Even if he didn't, though, the all black nubuck Air Jordan VI with its bright Infrared accents and translucent outsole was a winner all by itself. And the Porsche Turbo inspired rear "wing" ushered in a whole era of car-inspired basketball shoes that's still going strong 20-odd years later.