The 25 Greatest Sneaker Years in NBA History

17. 1991-92

Significant Sneakers: Air Jordan VI, Air Jordan VII, Nike Air Force 180, Nike Air Force V, Nike Air Flight Huarache, Nike Air Flight Lite II, Ewing Focus

Pretty much every sneaker worn by the Dream Team was first worn during the 1991-92 NBA season. It also marked the debut of the Air Flight Huarache, which - like the Air Jordan - did away with the side Swoosh, relying purely on its distinctive design for brand recognition. Nike's Flight and Force lines, established a few years earlier, were taking over much of the NBA, as smaller brands like Etonic and Spot-Bilt and Brooks disappeared entirely from the League. Converse was losing ground as Magic Johnson retired and Larry Bird neared the end, but they had a new cross-dressing fellow who they hoped would help out.

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