Year Introduced: 1986
Be True To Your School. Nike had been lacing elite college programs for years before 1986 (thank you, Sonny Vaccaro), but the Dunk program represented an attempt to institute some team individuality. Schools like St. Johns, Iowa, Kentucky, Syracuse and Villanova got their very own team colorways of the same shoe - the Nike Dunk, which played off the extraordinarily popular Air Jordan. Decades later, the Dunk was revived as a skate shoe, becoming one of the first sneakers to achieve iconic status in two completely disparate disciplines.