Year Introduced: 1988

The most aptly named sneaker in Nike history? Perhaps. The Air Revolution brought Visible Air to basketball in a monstrous high-top package that also featured speedlacing, a Velcro strap, and a heavily padded (and cleverly articulated) ankle collar. Big guys wore it, guards wore it (what's up, Mark Jackson?) and kids who had a hundred bucks and wanted to floss wore it, laces cinched and strap undone. We're still waiting for a proper retro, Nike.