4. New Balance 998
Was there a year in the late '80s and early '90s where New Balance didn't introduce a killer silhouette? OK, probably, but 1993 sure wasn't one of them. The 998, featuring a massive ABZORB midsole, and New Balance's traditional suede and mesh construction, still stands as one of their best creations yet. And while inline models have been great, apparel giant J. Crew has turned out some of the best colorways yet.