16. Patrick Ewing

Sneaker Company: Ewing Athletics

Years: 1989-1996

In 1989, Patrick Ewing did something no other athlete had ever done before. Rather than sign a signature sneaker deal with a major brand, Ewing decided to take things into his own hands and start his own sneaker company under the umbrella of Next Sports. Ewings had a solid run of seven years on the feet of the Hall of Famer and around two dozen silhouettes were created (some never released) over the course of a decade. Thankfully, the re-launch of Ewing Athletics drops worldwide very soon.