Year Introduced: 2008
The biggest Nike Basketball innovation since the Air Force 1? That might be a stretch - especially to fans of the Air Jordan line - but the Hyperdunk, which introduced the basketball world to both Lunar Foam and Flywire, was a momentous product either way. The super-high cut was offset by its feathery weight (and made less restrictive by a huge drop down the Achilles), and the fact that it was worn by players at every position even at the highest level of basketball (i.e. the Beijing Games) displayed its amazing versatility.