68. Converse Fast Break
Year Released: 1984
It's hard to imagine now, but there was a period when nylon mesh on basketball shoes simply wasn't done. First there was canvas, then there was leather (and suede), but nylon was for runners. With 1984's Fastbreak, Converse pulled back the nylon curtain, designing a speedy, lightweight sneaker for equally speedy All-Star guard Isiah Thomas.