words // Zack Schlemmer

We continue our trip back to the 90's this week to check out the best shoes worn with the original versions of this month's NBA Hardwood Classics uniforms by adidas with the pinstriped outfits of the Indiana Pacers.  Along with the "Big Hawk" Atlanta Hawks uniforms, the Pacers pinstripes are the only uniform from this year's Hardwood Classics throwbacks that were not worn only as a road alternate uniform.  The Pacers wore this pinstripe design for both home and away colors from the 1997-98 season all the way up until they got their current look in 2006. 

From a trip to the NBA Finals in 2000 to the infamous Malice at the Palace in 2004, the striped Pacers unis saw plenty of action in their days and were worn by Pacer greats like Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Dale Davis and Jalen Rose.  Along the way came plenty of great shoes including Reggie Miller's various Air Jordans, Travis Best's Nike Air Flight Persistence, and even a sighting of Brad Miller in the Air Jordan VII(!).

Check out all of the best Pinstriped-Pacers shoes below, and let us know your favorites of the group.  We apologize in advance for no pictures of Fred Hoiberg and Zan Tabak.

 

Reggie Miller -- Nike Air Total Max Uptempo

 

Travis Best -- Nike Air Winged Flight

 

Rik Smits -- Nike Air Adjust Force

 

Rik Smits -- Nike Air Max Battle Force

 

Reggie Miller -- Air Jordan XI

 

Travis Best -- Nike Air Flight Persistence

 

Reggie Miller -- Air Jordan XI

 

Jermaine O'Neal -- Air Jordan XI

 

Austin Croshere -- AND1 Tai Chi

 

Al Harrington -- Air Jordan XI

 

Johnathan Bender -- Air Jordan XI Low IE

 

Reggie Miller -- Air Jordan XIV PE

 

Reggie Miller -- Air Jordan XV PE

 

Reggie Miller -- Air Jordan XVI PE

 

Al Harrington -- Air Jordan II Retro

 

Jermaine O'Neal -- Nike Shox Bomber PE

 

Brad Miller -- Air Jordan VII

 

Reggie Miller -- Air Jordan XIX SE

 

Ron Artest -- Air Jordan 12 Retro

 

Ron Artest -- Air Jordan XVIII