2004 - Nike Zoom Huarache 2K4
How many basketball sneakers are still lusted after for their pure performance capabilities nearly a decade after their initial release? Not many. The Zoom Huarache 2K4, which possibly would have been Kobe Bryant's first signature shoe if it weren't for that Colorado incident, still has its adherents. The simple Velcro strap is a piece of proprioceptic wonder, and the combination of Zoom Air and a carbon fiber springplate is always welcome. Simpler is still better.