Date: 12/10/1999

Until Niketalk flashed black in the winter of 1999, sneaker talk on the internet was limited to chat rooms and e-mails, maybe the message boards of various obscure sites. What Niketalk did was bring all those people together in what was essentially a crowdsourced blog, which quickly became the place to go for sneak peeks at weartest samples, confirmation of release dates, and displays of rarely seen vintage heat. A decade and a half - and countless blogs - later, it still is.