Year Introduced: 1987

Before Jeremy Scott flipped it into something different with his outlandish tongue treatment, the adidas Instinct was a top-of-the line basketball sneaker. And it stood out already, especially in its red/white/gold colorway, thanks to unique colorblocking and the traditional Trefoil logo on the heel. The Instinct showed that adidas was not going to let the departure of Patrick Ewing slow them down.