Since the game of basketball was invented in 1891, players of the game -- and later profit-hungry shoe companies -- have been looking for the latest way to give themselves a competitive edge. The basketball shoe has evolved from something that almost looked like a work boot into what players now use, which looks more like something you might walk on the moon with. We've pumped it up, we've gotten air and now some of us even know what Foamposite is.

Take a look through the years as we examine the evolution of one of the keys to the sport of basketball -- the shoes.