Significant Sneakers: Air Jordan II, Air Jordan III, Nike Air Revolution, adidas Conductor, Reebok Commitment, ASICS Top Gun, Nike Air Force II, Nike Alpha Force, Converse Cons, Etonic The Dream, Avia 870, Avia 850, Avia 880
The debut of the Air Jordan III in the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest and the following day's All-Star Game in Chicago (in white and black respectively) may still stand as the most significant All-Star sneaker debut of all-time. What's lesser known is that Michael Jordan started the year primarily in the Air Jordan II low, beating Kobe Bryant to the low-cut punch by a full two decades. Meanwhile, in the rest of the NBA, brand diversity was in full flower. Reebok was firmly established in the game, and Avia had a roster of All-Stars including John Stockton and Clyde Drexler.