Significant Sneakers: Reebok Shaq Attaq, Nike Air Force Max CB, Air Jordan IX, Reebok Kamikaze, Nike Air Maestro, adidas Mutombo, Nike Air Unlimited, Ewing Focus

Michael Jordan was gone - off into retirement and batting cages at the doddering old age of 30 - but his shoes weren't. The Air Jordan IX was worn by a variety of players including Latrell Sprewell and Penny Hardaway, while others were quick to fill the signature shoe gap. Charles Barkley got his first shoe with his name (or at least his number) on it, and Dikembe Mutombo debuted the Africa-inspired adidas Mutombo. Shaq's premier signature Pump got another half-season, and Nike's Air Maestro received a name-worthy performance from MVP Scottie Pippen in the '94 All-Star game.