Year Introduced: 1970

Rod Laver was one hell of a tennis player in his prime, but the only reason non-tennis fans know his name is because of his shoes. The simple leather and mesh lowtops eschewed the familiar Three Stripes branding, and only the later, thicker-soled "Super" model sported the Trefoil. The classic white and green coloration was branding enough. Perforated leather versions followed much later, but are better left as a Madvillain lyric.