Year Introduced: 2010

The LeBron line changed dramatically with the introduction of the LeBron 7, designed by Jason Petrie. It was the first LeBron shoe to feature a full-length Max Air bag, and the Flywire-reinforced upper was lighter and sleeker than any LeBron shoe that had come before. But Petrie (and the LeBron line) really found its groove with the next shoe, the LeBron 8. Delivered in three increasingly lighter versions, the LeBron 8 still works best in its heavier, more elegant V1 form. You may have heard of the South Beach variety.