Hard to believe it has been almost 20 years since the debut issue of SLAM—the magazine that changed the game and inspired the editorial style and writing of so many other sports and lifestyle publications. Besides writing up basketball in a manner that felt like you were talking to your boys, it always had some of the best images and covers year after year. Some of the greatest shoes of all time have graced the cover, from classic Jordans to '90s signature Reeboks. Hit the jump to check out The 25 Best Sneakers to Appear on SLAM Covers and let us know your favorite. Be sure to also check out the Slam Archives to see which kicks didn't make the cut.

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