Year (of Sneaker): 2005
When: Playoffs

For the Chicago Bulls in the '90s, black shoes meant it was clobberin' time. Other teams could shave their heads or try other dubious attempts at team unity—the Bulls just wore black sneakers and beat everyone. It's a shame Mike never got to wear the "Stealth" Air Jordan XXs, because they were one of the meanest-looking all-black sneakers ever made.