Year Released: 1986

Aerobics shoes gave Reebok their shove into the big time, but the Boston-based company wasn’t about to cede all the other markets to Nike and adidas. When they decided to enter the basketball fray, they did it via two local guys, Danny Ainge and Dennis Johnson of the Boston Celtics. And they did it via the 5600, a performance shoe that sat between the entry-level 4600 and the top-of-the-line 6600. The design combined a lockdown fit with plenty of room for branding.