4. Nike Air Max Uptempo
The Uptempo was hugely popular by NBA players. The full-length air pocket and incredible comfort provided by these shoes meant big names like David Robinson and Scottie Pippen were all sporting these on the hardwood.
While not quite as noticeable as the next generation, with the giant word “AIR” plastered on the side panel, these were quietly one of the best basketball shoes ever. For what it’s worth, it is the highest-rated basketball shoe on our list.