Designed with input from NBA All-Star Rick Barry in the late '70s, the shoes were originally made for players Doug Collins, Marques Johnson, Kermit Washington, Adrian Dantley, Bob Lanier, Bobby Jones, Billy Knight, Sidney Wicks, Mitch Kupchack and Kevin Grevey, who were the countrys top 10 players at the time. The sneakers would later go on to become a cult classic, and become Boston's signature sneaker.