20 '70s Sneakers You Need To Know

adidas Jabbar

Year Released: 1971

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the baddest man on the planet in 1971 — or close to it — so adidas giving him a signature shoe shouldn't have come as a surprise. The leather highs (and lows) with his face on the tongue were something new in basketball, though, and enough to get Kareem out of PRO-Keds and into the Three Stripes.

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