Nike Air Max 1
Year (of Sneaker): 1987
The sneaker that helped bring Nike to its elite status — prior to Tinker Hatfield, the Air unit in sneakers wasn’t exposed. Inspired by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Visible Air unit was born and became one of the most recognized sneaker features in history. The cushioning was great, but what ultimately made them classics was the style, not the performance — the homies at Hillman knew.