25 Sneaker Innovations We're Thankful For

adidas Torsion

Year Introduced: 1988

It's hard to pinpoint when the first designer put a shank in a sneaker, but adidas' Torsion design was the most elegant solution to flex in the wrong places. Utilizing a narrow I-beam design instead of a full-on plate, Torsion was lightweight and exactly what was needed to prevent bending and twisting.

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