Photos: Here's the ideal shoe for every Big Ten basketball team

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Photos: Here's the ideal shoe for every Big Ten basketball team

Alternate uniforms have become one of of the biggest fads in sports today. We’ve seen plenty of loud, eye-popping uniforms on the hardwood over the past couple of seasons, whether it be Michigan State’s green and bronze Nike Hyper Elite uniforms, or Michigan’s all-maize Adidas alternates.

[ MORE: Visit our home for all things Big Ten uniforms ]

But what about the shoes? Isn’t that what really makes a uniform come together and “pop” out on the basketball court?

Being a shoe fan, or “sneakerhead” as many refer to it as, I often find myself searching for the top basketball shoes to hit the market every year.

With Michigan announcing Monday that it will switch from Adidas to Nike next summer, I got to thinking about the ideal shoe for every Big Ten team, from team colors to teamoutfitter.

Here is my list of an ideal pair of basketball shoes for every Big Ten team.

ILLINOIS: Air Jordan 5 “Melo”

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INDIANA: Adidas Kobe Crazy 8

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IOWA: Air Jordan 14

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MARYLAND: Under Armor Basketball “Maryland Pride”

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MICHIGAN: Air Jordan 13

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MICHIGAN STATE: Nike Air Foamposite

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MINNESOTA: Nike KD VI

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NEBRASKA: Adidas D Rose 5

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NORTHWESTERN: Under Armour Mirco G

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Ohio State: Air Jordan 11

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Penn State: Nike Air Penny II

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PURDUE: Air Jordan 12

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RUTGERS: Nike Air Pippen 1

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Wisconsin: Adidas Kobe Crazy 1

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Did I miss a pair? Tweet me your ideal shoe picks, @BTNSean. I will add some of the top tweets to the list!

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