Original Release: 2001

The shrouded Air Jordan XVI was a welcome departure from the elfin XV, and was the first post-(second)-retirement Air Jordan to have an Air Jordanesque impact. (It helped that the first colorway combined black patent leather with red accents and a clear outsole — familiarity can be a good thing.) This navy colorway was worn by a diverse group that included Michael Finley, Reggie Miller and Darius Miles. (No wonder Mike came back.)