Ultimate Charles Barkley – Shoes, Gear, Memorabilia & More

Charles Barkley
Photo: John W. McDonough/Icon Sportswire
Updated June 6, 2021

Charles Barkley is an NBA legend that played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and the Houston Rockets. Since retiring from the NBA Barkley has remained popular due to his memorable quotes and commentary as a part of the Inside The NBA crew.

*WARNING* – Barkley is the most difficult NBA legend to find quality items for. He has not signed a jersey, merchandise, or memorabilia deal. 


Nike has some awesome Barkley shoes releases in the past few years. Some of these are still classics over 20 years later. 

>>> If you’re looking Barkley shoes make sure you visit our Buyer’s Guide for the best Charles Barkley shoes to see a complete list. <<<

The Air Force Max CB

The Air Force Max CB is another popular Charles Barkley shoe. It has a completely different look from the CB34 and comes in multiple colours. The Max CB offers great traction and will perform well on the court but is also a good shoe for just walking around. The soft heel collar, air bubble, and foam midsole all contribute to the exceptional comfort it offers. Put the Velcro strap in place and you’re good to go.

Nike Men's Air Force Max Basketball Shoe

Released by Nike in February 2019 in the original colors of Barkley’s first signature shoe. He first wore these on the court back in 1993 playing for the Phoenix Suns.  If you are a fan of the 90’s basketball shoes this is a must-have. 


>>> We would love to list retro Charles Barkley jerseys from the 76ers, Suns, and Rockets but unfortunately Barkley is the rare athlete that hasn’t signed a jersey deal. If you see a jersey for sale it’s either fake or an old jersey bought a long time ago. As soon as this situation changes we will be update this section with links and reviews. 


Similar to his jerseys, it’s difficult to find good shirts for Barkley. Not even basic name and number shirts exist. He needs to start signing some licensing deals! We’ve located a couple good ones and reviewed them below. If you see any retro shirts released or a deal made with Mitchell & Ness we will update this list immediately. 

Charles Barkley Famous Sports Star Mugshot Police Department T Shirt

We all know Barkley did not lead a quiet life off the court, he liked to go out and have fun. This shirt displays his famous mug shot from 1991 when he got into a fight at a bar. He recently discussed this incident on Inside The NBA - the story behind it is crazy. 

Barkley 34 T-Shirt

This is the perfect T-shirt for any fan of Barkley. It is a soft 100-percent cotton shirt. It is available in red but is sold in different sizes.


The Barkley collectibles market includes his popular books, posters, plaques and a few other items we found. Check back here often for new listings. If you want to see the full list of Barkley collectibles for sale click on our custom link to Amazon. You might find a limited edition gem before we have a chance to review it. 


Barkley was the author of several best-selling books back in the 2000s. His observations, stories, and funny experiences made each of these books very entertaining.  At the time – some of his opinions and quotes were considered controversial and caused a lot of debate on TV and in NBA circles. 

I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It
  • First published in 2002 
  • It was a very popular book that got a lot of attention
  • Tons of hilarious Barkley quotes and observations
Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?
  • First published in 2005
  • Discusses Barkley's thoughts on racism 
  • Includes his discussions with other athletes and celebrities. 
Sir Charles: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley
  • Published in 2009
  • For this book Barkley teamed up Rick Reilly from SI
  • Reilly gets Barkley talking about the NBA and his life
  • Many funny stories and observations are shared


Charles Barkley - 76ers 11" x 14" Framed Photo Collage

An awesome framed collage with photos from his seasons playing for the 76ers. Includes a plate with his career stats. The photos are all double matted under glass and the lacquered frame is ready to hang on any wall. This is a professionally made collectors item. 

Charles Barkley & Manute Bol 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture

Great old-school photo of Charles Barkley looking up at Manute Bol. We love any photos from him playing in Philly. Bol and Barkley ended up teammates on the 76ers from 1990 - 1992. 


Our last photo is a rare image from Charles' NCAA career at Auburn. This is game photo of Barkley grabbing a rebound - a glimpse into his NBA future. During the 1986/87 NBA season he was the NBA leader in rebounds per game - at only 6 foot 6 inches in height. 

Charles Barkley Mugshot Refrigerator Magnet

Your chance to get a fridge magnet honoring Barkley's famous mug shot from 1991 in Milwaukee. We couldn't resist including this item. Makes for a great gift for any Barkley fans you know. 


The last two categories of our guide have much bigger selection. Below you’ll find our picks for the top 3 Barkley cards currently for sale. If you’re looking a longer list to choose from make sure you visit our buyer’s guide for Charles Barkley basketball cards.

1987-88 Fleer #9 Charles Barkley Card BGS BCCG 9 Near Mint+
  • One of the top collectible Barkley cards
  • Includes authenticity and lowest price guarantee
  • See the full selection of CB rookie cards here
Charles Barkley 1987 Fleer Unsigned Card
  • Great photo of Barkley - Fleer '87
  • Great pick if you're shopping on a budget
  • Perfect for casual collectors

BUY BARKLEY BASKETBALL CARDS: The inventory for Barkley cards changes frequently. Check back often and follow our custom links to the full selection of cards at SportsMemorabilia.com and Amazon. If buying at Amazon check the seller carefully for authenticity and price guarantees. 


There’s a great selection of Barkley signed basketballs, posters, and sports cards. Our top picks for each category are listed below with links to see the full inventory currently available. 

Charles Barkley Houston Rockets Autographed Black Spalding Replica Basketball - Panini Authentic

You can't beat a Charles Barkley signed basketball. You have the option to select a display case on the product page. This is one of our favorite memorabilia items for NBA players. Check out the full inventory of CB signed basketballs by clicking here

Charles Barkley Signed Jersey - USA Olympics 1992 Dream Team White JSA

*NEW & RARE* We just found this rare Dream Team USA Olympic jersey signed by Barkley. We haven't seen one of these for sale for years. If you're been waiting for a high quality Barkley autographed jersey to hit the market go get it! 

Signed Charles Barkley Photo - 8x10 JSA

This is a great signed photo of Barkley in his Houston Rockets gear. It's authenticated by JSA and includes a low price guarantee. Check out the full selection of signed Barkley photos and poster at SportsMemorabilia.com

BUY BARKLEY AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA: We highly recommend following our custom link to see the full list of CB signed cards, basketballs, jerseys, posters, and magazine covers at SportsMemorabilia.com. Check back often and see the latest updates!

That’s a wrap on our Charles Barkley product guide. We hope you enjoyed it. If there’s anything we missed feel free to let us know and we’ll add it. We’re hoping Barkley jerseys finally hit the market soon! 

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The Buy Side Sports Team