Before he signed on to endorse PF Flyers in 1958, Bob Cousy wore these Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. Designed with a rubber sole, the All Stars remained a firm favorite among NBA players for decades. Cousy and his teammates’ shoes differed from the other teams. While the other teams wore white All Stars, Celtics Coach Red Auerbach insisted the team wear black shoes as they would not appear as dirty.
From the collection of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (photo by Heritage Werks)