The 25 Greatest Sneaker Years in NBA History

18. 1990-91

Significant Sneakers: Air Jordan V, Air Jordan VI, Reebok Pump Omni Lite, Ewing 33 Hi, Nike Air Flight Lite

Dee Brown's pumping up his Omni Lites at the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest remains the definitive sneaker moment of the '90-91 NBA season, at least among those whose memories don't start and stop with Air Jordan. Speaking of, Mike's Air Jordan VI, inspired in part by his whaletail Porsche, earned further notoriety as the first sneaker he'd win a title in. Patrick Ewing's eponymous brand continued to build, and brands like Avia were able to maintain a presence.

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