5. Air Jordan XX8
Lead Designer: Tinker Hatfield
The fact that Jordan was able to keep the Air Jordan XX8 - right down to the proper nomenclature - under wraps up until they were ready to reveal it to the world was amazing enough. Add in the fact that it's the lightest Air Jordan ever and has the appearance of a high-tech ninja boot, and the secrecy is all the more remarkable. Then again, for a stealth-inspired shoe, what could have been more appropriate? For naysayers who feel that the whole shroud thing has been done and overdone since 1997's Air Zoom Flight. just recognize that none of those prior designs were from the mind of Tinker Hatfield.