10 Slam Dunk Contest Sneakers You (Probably) Forgot About

9. Nike Air Force 25

Player: Tyrus Thomas
Year: 2007
Place: 4th (of 4)

Maybe it was lost in all the 30th anniversary hoopla of 2012, but the 25th anniversary of the Nike Air Force 1 in 2007 was an as big - if not even bigger - deal. Nike introduced the Air Force 25 that year, an ultra-premium, ultra-tech update of Bruce Kilgore's original design. There were dozens, if not hundreds, of colorways, made to commemorate both teams (college and pro) as well as individual players. Both Tyrus Thomas and then-Bulls teammate Ben Gordon wore them in 2007. Didn't do them much good.

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