8. ASICS GEL Kayano Trainer
From humble beginnings, a dynasty was born. The ASICS GEL Kayano Trainer birthed a whole line of elite runners, the Kayano, which is currenty in its 19th incarnation. The first Kayano wasn't nearly as technically advanced as it is now - no surprise seeing that ASICS has had 20 years to innovate - but it was a marvel of its time and is long overdue a return. Domo arigato, Mr. Kayano.