Air Jordan VIII

Who: Kobe Bryant
Original Release Year: 1993
Complex Says: In the early '90s ankle straps were all the rage, so naturally they were incorporated into the hottest sneaker line available. After Kobe’s departure from adidas, Nike started hooking him up with player exclusives in order to sway him to the brand. The Lakers-inspired VIIIs and IIIs were a good look and seem to have gotten the job done.