The Sneaker History of the Chicago Bulls Championship Seasons

Nike Air Max Uptempo

Worn by: Toni Kukoc, Luc Longley, Bill Wennington, John Salley, 

Year: 1996 

One of the most popular basketball shoes for the '95-96 season, they were worn by NBA stars like David Robinson and Scottie Pippen but in the playoffs it was actually the Bulls role players who had an affinity for the Air Max Uptempos. The shoe was extremely lightweight even though it had such a bulky look, and featured durability, support, and flexibility to hold up to all aspects of the game and allow someone like Kukoc to play four positions in the same game. (Yes, that's Vincent Askew in the Reebok Blasts.)

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