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The 80 Greatest Sneakers of the '80s

72. Diadora Maverick

Year Released: 1987

Diadora was more or less a niche brand in America in the '80s, but the Maverick tennis shoe broke through like no other. An archetype of preppy cool, the Maverick held as much cultural weight as any tennis release from Reebok, Nike or adidas. Due to fickle tastes and the advent of tech shoes as status symbols, this would be Diadora's finest moment.

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