When it comes to the sneaker game, the New York Knicks had their share of players that had their own signature shoe. These sneakers were no where near what the LeBron and KD lines have become but iconic and impressive to say the least.
5. STEPHON MARBURY / STARBURY
The Lincoln High School superstar made his start in a Timberwolves jersey but made his mark as a New York Knick. Besides eating Vaseline on YouTube, Steph had an idea of creating a movement that was built on providing an affordable shoe to that inner city kid. With this thought and a strategic distribution partnership with Steve & Barry’s the $15 Starbury was born.
4. LATRELL SPREWELL / AND 1 SPREE
Contracts with Converse and Dada led to Spree’s best sneakers coming from And 1 in 2002. His high powered style of play and highlight dunks helped propel his status as a Knick but unfortunately his issue with feeding his kids cut his career short.
3. CLYDE FRAZIER / PUMA CLYDE
Clyde is not only epic in Knicks history but even more epic in the signature sneaker game as the first player to have a real signature sneaker back in 1973. Taken from the Puma Basket, this sneaker was given a suede make-over to reflect the style and luxury Clyde demonstrated off the court.
2. CARMELO ANTHONY / JORDAN M8
Starting his career in Denver, it was hard for a star like Melo to get the eyes on his sneaker game as a lot of his signatures went under the radar. It wasn’t until Melo hit the Mecca in NYC that he released a good looking signature in the Melo M8, just in time for the 2011-2012 season
1. PATRICK EWING / ADIDAS CONDUCTOR / EWING ATHLETICS
Big Pat started off his career wearing the Adidas Conductor and this shoe flew out of stores as one of the most iconic sneakers to hit New York. In 1989, Ewing continued to raise his game on and off the court by being the first athlete to create his own stand alone brand named ‘Ewing Athletics”.