- The Rafter Club By pulling inspiration from basketball sneakers, Rafter Club is innovating the style of formal shoes, while still working with traditional high-quality materials that keep them appropriate for any occasion. Basketball sneakers create an emotional connection to the consumer and push creative boundaries in ways less often seen in men's dress shoes. There is no disputing the NBA has emerged as the sport when it comes to fashion. Through the years, players like Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Russell Westbrook, and thousands of others have profoundly influenced the lifestyle and clothing adapted by millions of people. Dress shoe styles have remained constant for the past 100 years, and men today are ready to wear something memorable. Rafter Club is passionate about bringing the diversity and swag of basketball culture to a new market.