Colorways: White/Navy, White/Carolina
Year Released: 1976

Worn by Michael Jordan in college and Dr. J in the pros, the Converse Pro Leather bridged the generation gap between the first high-flying superstar and his world-changing successor. The Pro Leather wasn't the first leather basketball shoe - that was the adidas Pro Model - but it was the first that was actually accessible to kids across the country. If you grew up in the '80s, the Pro Leather was probably your first "real" basketball shoe.