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The 30 Most Influential Sneakers of All Time

27. Air Jordan XI

Year: 1995

Patent leather on a basketball sneaker? Tinker Hatfield is crazy for this one. What had never been done before influenced an entire decade of popularity for patent finishes. Today, you can find patent as a regular part of any design process, not to mention on the sneakers seen on the streets daily. The Air Jordan XI still has a following of fans and imitators nearly two decades after its initial release.

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