The 13 Most Important Basketball Sneakers of 2013

2013 brought us incredible sneaker technology and the resurgence of some of the hottest kicks of yesteryear. STACK compiles the most important sneakers of 2013.

Air Jordan XX8

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Air Jordan XX8

The 28th installment in the Air Jordan series changed the notion of what a basketball shoe could be. Featuring an upper "shroud" that unzips to reveal the actual shoe beneath it, the sneaker not only looks drastically different from any other basketball shoe to come before it, but Jordan's Flight Plate technology, which debuted with the kicks, eventually was hailed as one of the best innovations of the last decade. No matter how you felt about the look of the XX8, the shoe's performance on court was second to none. (Zirm)

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The 28th installment in the Air Jordan series changed the notion of what a basketball shoe could be. Featuring an upper "shroud" that unzips to reveal the actual shoe beneath it, the sneaker not only looks drastically different from any other basketball shoe to come before it, but Jordan's Flight Plate technology, which debuted with the kicks, eventually was hailed as one of the best innovations of the last decade. No matter how you felt about the look of the XX8, the shoe's performance on court was second to none. (Zirm)


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