Year Released: 1987

Big branding for a big man. Back in the mid-‘80s, adidas ran New York, what with their affiliations with Run-DMC and young Knicks center Patrick Ewing. The German brand approached both lines in a similar fashion, with big logos and bold colors (red and black for Run-DMC, orange and blue for Ewing), fusing hip-hop style and on-court product long before it was the norm. The Attitude may be Patrick’s best-remembered adidas shoe, but the more technically advanced Conductor was the best of the bunch.