Let’s reflect on memorable kicks not manufactured by the big three.
It’s about that time for the showcase of all showcases, the NBA All-Star Game. Other than the fancy passes, exaggerated crossovers, half-court alley oops and at least one center attempting a three-pointer, all sneaker fans care about is what’s on the players’ feet.
The majority of kicks we see in the All-Star Game every year come from the three-headed juggernaut of Nike/Jordan, adidas and Reebok. But there’s life outside the norm. Here’s 10 memorable All-Star shoes from those other brands. Click below to reminisce about forgotten footwear, including a cell phone that any sneakerhead would be proud to use, the shoes that seemed to be covered in Reynolds Wrap, and that one time that one dude rocked two different kicks at the same time in hopes of garnering a sneaker contract.