Year Introduced: 2004

Kobe Bryant's first Nike signature shoe in everything but name, the Huarache 2K4 was a huge advancement over its 13-year-old predecessor, the Air Flight Huarache. There was the Zoom Air cushioning for one, and the fact that the upper eyelets were replaced by a simple Velcro strap. Kobe's ensuing signature line would go much lower and lighter, but he still cites the Huarache 2K4 as an all-time favorite.