4. Adidas D-Rose 5 BOOST BHM, 2015
Strong storytelling is a must in order to create impactful, genuine, footwear; and in 2015 Adidas nailed it with the D-Rose 5 BHM. These Kareem Abdul-Jabbar focused shoes are dripping with meaningful mementos to the basketball icon (Kareem is an unarguably historic figure in both basketball & social history). A sock liner quote stating, “The hook shot is worth a thousand words” sets the pace for the numerous personal details throughout. Every aspect of the shoe works from the black textured leather to the metallic gold heel clips.