2. Kobe Bryant — Adidas EQT Elevation

Year: 1997 

This is the shoe we remember Kobe in most as a rookie, pre-'fro and pre-titles, winning the Slam Dunk Contest in Cleveland and adding to the ever-growing Jordan comparisons. The purple Dunk Contest PEs are in desperate need of a re-release for the 17th year anniversary, maybe. You listening, adidas?