We hear the people talk — after dropping the Seinfeld and Fresh Prince Complete Sneaker Guides earlier this year, we decided it was about time to pay homage to Martin Lawrence, who held down quite the successful mid-'90s sitcom of his own. We got it all documented: five seasons, 132 episodes, countless insults to Pam, a few break-ups and make-ups with Gina, and too damn much bare midriff from Sheneneh. In between all that, Martin was working with some classics and a few shoes you may have forgotten about — either way, we have a full breakdown of Martin Payne's kicks. Click the gallery to check out A Complete Guide to Martin's Sneakers.
Nike Air Max2 Sweeps
Episode: #75 'Mother of the Bride'
Year (of Sneaker): 1994
The Air Max2 Sweeps were an actual tennis shoe rocked by the G-O-D Pete Sampras during his 1994 season. Martin was moving on up the world in season three — guess homie was feeling a little upscale with these joints. No fault.
Nike Air Max2 Uptempo
Episode: #76 'C.R.E.A.M.'
Year (of Sneaker): 1995
Martin is chasing that paper with his old boss Stan played by always-skeezy-on-TV Garrett Morris. In the episode we get a quick look at the must-haves from '95, the Nike Air Max2 Uptempo made famous by the Dukies. Martin goes with the blacked-out colorway, staying true to his style.