This list has been a long time coming. We’ve broken down the best Jordans (and most expensive) of all-time, and covered new signature releases from various NBA players over the years, so we figured now would be the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the best sneaker releases from past and present NBA players. This list was tougher to put together than expected. If we focused solely on the best NBA signature shoes of all time, that would have meant the majority of the article being Air Jordans. It’s hard to top the brand that really elevated basketball sneaker culture to the next level because you could argue that nobody does it better than the first.
That wouldn’t have been a fair approach, and we have been one of the biggest advocates in our sneaker pieces in going hard for shoes that aren’t/weren’t Jordans. So we decided to go the route of focusing on the best NBA signature shoes worn in general. There’s 45 of them. Buckle up.