Player/athlete: Akeem Olajuwon
Year: 1986

Long before he put his name on bargain shoes from Spalding (and before he added the proper "H" to his name), Akeem Olajuwon had a signature line with Etonic. And why not? He was one of the kings of Phi Slama Jama and the first overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft. There were several versions of the Dream shoe, but the speedlace-equipped one shown here may have been the best.