3. Reebok Kamikaze II

Year released: 1996 

For a minute in the mid-'90s Reebok was dropping a lot of serious basketball shoes — and Shawn Kemp helped push 'Bok to the next level. The simplistic use of white and black EKG-esque lines were the foundation of the aesthetically pleasing kicks. Throw in the comfortable Hexalite cushioning and stable ankle support and you were ready to average a double-double and throw down dunks on the best of 'em... vertical pending.