The 25 Best Sneakers of the Past 25 Years

1997 - Nike Zoom Spiridon

Nike's Zoom Air cushioning wasn't brand-new for 1997 - it had appeared in 1995's Zoom Flight basketball shoe, and previously as "Tensile Air" in the LWP series. The Spiridon, however, a primarily mesh running shoe with major hits of 3M and a foil Swoosh, gave the technology an all-new showcase. And Air Max had a serious competitor, right in its own family.

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