1996 - Air Jordan XI

Notable player: Michael Jordan 

Michael had the summer off to re-group and another season to get familiar with the patent leather-laced Jordan XIs. At first everyone thought Tinker Hatfield was out of his mind with the lawn mower-inspired design but luckily he had a decade of successes backing him, along with the best basketball player on the planet. Ballistic mesh, patent leather and carbon fiber, existing in perfect harmony. The best there ever was, and the best there ever will be helped get Mike his fourth ring and resurrect two dynasties at once.