6. Nike Air Max2 CB 94
We know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes. These shoes were indeed inspired by a straightjacket. It’s hard to imagine these were easy to get on, but once you managed to slide your foot inside these felt like they were part of your body, they had that high of a level of support.
Sir Charles Barkley himself wore these shoes, so you know they were good. The “Round Mound of Rebound” had just been given the NBA MVP award when these came out, and the shoes have been a part of every discussion about the best basketball sneakers from that era. The best shoes for the best player.