October 14, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 2
When one attempts to analyze the history of basketball sneakers, a variety of brands come to mind: Converse for their groundbreaking Chuck Taylor All Star and later for supplying Weapons to both sides of the Magic-Bird War; Reebok for their Pumps and the legendary Allen Iverson signature series; Peak with their signing of aging NBA stars paving the way for more Chinese brands to get into the game. Nike, of course, stands out above all of these thanks to a resume so long it’d make this post unreadable, but it’s not like their biggest competition in recent years got near the top by releasing the same old stuff. adidas has arguably been the most brazen in its overall approach to basketball shoes over the past two decades or so, models like the Mutombo,
KB Crazy 8 and The KOBE among the wildest on record. And you can’t forget about classics like Patrick Ewing’s Attitudes and Conductors (Jeremy Scott sure hasn’t) that make narrowing it down to the 25 Best adidas Signature Basketball Shoes of All Time quite the difficult task. But as we’ve come to expect, Complex has nailed this one, and you can see a smattering of what’s in store before you head over there to check out the full feature.
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