Year Introduced: 2009

When Nike deigned to make a signature shoe for Kanye West, they seemingly were going against all of their founding principles - of making athletic equipment for athletes. But given Kanye's touring schedule, is it so out of bounds to consider him an athlete? The world has changed considerably since Bill Bowerman was tinkering in his wife's kitchen, and the Air Yeezy represented that change exceedingly well. The bottom line is that if the shoe wasn't good, it would have just been a one-time deal, quickly forgotten. It wasn't.