20. The Air Force 1 Was The First Retro Sneaker
When Nike re-issued the Air Force 1 in 1986, it was unprecedented. Yes, the Converse All Star was still around, but the idea of bringing back a shoe that was out of production made no sense. Why buy a pair of sneakers that didn't represent the pinnacle of performance? Why spend money on something that was obsolete? Oh, how silly those questions seem now.