adidas Top Ten
Year Released: 1979
The "Top Ten" name was a bit disingenous, seeing that it consisted of Doug Collins, Marques Johnson, Kermit Washington, Adrian Dantley, Bob Lanier, Bobby Jones, Billy Knight, Sidney Wicks, Mitch Kupchak and Kevin Grevey. Only two of them, Johnson and Lanier, were selected to play in the 1979 NBA All-Star Game. But no matter the name, the shoe itself, designed with the input of Rick Barry, ushered in the concept of the high-tech basketball shoe that would dominate the next decade.