By 2007, high-tech had reached a high water mark. Basketball shoes and running shoes seemed to be on the brink of Skynet-like self-awareness, and advanced degrees were required to interpret the latest technological advances. Skate shoes had maxed out even earlier, at the beginning of the decade, with bloated models like the Osiris D3. So the Supra Skytop, which melded a traditional vulc sole with an exaggerated basketball-influenced hightop upper, was actually a breath of fresh air. Ironically, it came in the form of a signature shoe for Chad Muska, whose CM901 with Circa was in more of the D3 vein. Thankfully, people can change.