The 10 Greatest Years in Sneaker History

6. 1992

When it comes to sneakers, there's always been something special about Olympic years. Throughout the '60s and '70s, adidas regularly introduced new models to concur with the Games, and in the '80s, Converse was the official outfitter of Team USA. But 1992 was different. As the first Summer Games of the '90s, 1992 also was the year of the Dream Team, the first USA Basketball team to feature NBA players. As such, each respective player's shoe company saw fit to lace them with some special product. But that wasn't all. Nike's Huarache line continued with the Air Flight Huarache — as worn by the University of Michigan Fab Five — Converse laced Larry Johnson with the Aero Glide, Reebok came with the Shaq Attaq, and Vans came out with what may be the best skate shoe of all time, the Vans Half Cab. On the running side, the Nike Pegasus line reached its aesthetic peak.

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