The 1996 Kentucky Basketball season will always be remembered as one of the greatest in the school's history. The team dominated the entire college basketball season and capped off the year with their sixth NCAA Championship. The 1996 Kentucky basketball team is considered one of the greatest teams ever assembled.
In addition to all of the winning success, the 1996 season was also known for the denim uniforms that the team wore during that Championship run. As the season was moving along, Converse introduced an interesting uniform concept that would be worn by the Kentucky basketball team. In place of the team's traditional royal blue, the uniforms featured a faded denim fabric. The team even wore a shoe that had denim pieces on it as well.
At first, the uniforms seemed a bit strange and definitely bucked tradition with a fan base that cherished its royal blue color. As the team continued to have so much success in the uniforms, the fans warmed up to the look and a uniform style phenomenon was born. UK products stores throughout the Commonwealth could not get their hands on enough denim merchandise to satisfy the demand of the fans. Wildcats fans everywhere could be seen wearing their denim jerseys and shoes.
The 1996 Kentucky Wildcats will always be remembered for their National Championship success, but will also be remembered as the team in those crazy denim uniforms.