The Biggest Surprises in Sneaker History

Rasheed Wallace dresses for the (Portland) weather.

Year: 1999
Sneaker: Nike Air Ptarmigan

Rasheed Wallace may be best-known for his devotion to the Nike Air Force 1, but he didn't entirely stay true for his entire career. And even his up-to-date choices raised eyebrows. Most notable was the Air Ptarmigan Gore-Tex trail runner he wore against the Lakers in 1999. It would have almost been understandable if the game was in Portland-hey, it rains a lot and maybe he forgot his game shoes-but judging from the unis it was in Los Angeles, where they don't get a lot of rain. Maybe that's it, though. At least he wasn't wearing Timberlands.

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