Year Introduced: 1973

Before Nike could think globally, they had to act locally. The Blazer, their first basketball shoe, was named for the basketball team in their back yard - the Portland Trail Blazers - and worn by several of their big names including Geoff Petrie. While not exactly a groundbreaking design, even for the early '70s, the Blazer brought the Swoosh onto the hardwood - and continues to shine as part of Nike's SB line. A true classic never dies.