L.A. Gear Catapult

Year (of Sneaker): 1991 

Back in the 90's L.A. Gear released a few sneakers with, um, interesting tech, and 20 years later the Catapult still is one of the most memorable basketball sneakers from the era. During a scene early in the movie we get a look at a pair on the Venice Beach playgrounds during Billy and Sidney's shoot-out encounter when Billy gets the best of Deane twice. The Karl Malone signature kick would be a dope look for a comeback but a lawsuit with Nike over patent technology may prevent that from ever happening — in the meantime, try eBay.