Tom Luedecke

Company: Nike/Jordan

Significant shoes: Air Jordan 2011 and 2012, Nike Zoom Kobe IV, V, VI, and VII

Luedecke has been a driving force over the past decade at Nike and Jordan Brand, helping keep things strong with the company's two biggest superstars—Mike and Kobe. His technical work on the lines alone (alongside Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar respectively) has cemented his name as one of the best of the best and although he apparently has departed from Nike/Jordan, we have a feeling he will be in the mix again soon cooking up something for your feet.