#3: Air Jordan 1


Player: Walter Berry
Year: 1986
Complex Says: In 1985, Nike released a shoe that would change the game forever. The Jordan 1 was MJ’s first signature sneaker and it was a shoe that started a cult-like following. Jordan went on to make the All-Star Game, Rookie of the Year, as well as third in scoring in his first season in the NBA. St. Johns’ had a little success in them as well, winning the "Player of the Year" award, averaging 23 points and 11.1 rebounds a game, and earning the nickname “The Truth” a few years before Paul Pierce.