26. Wilson by Bata John Wooden
Wilson? Don't they make tennis rackets? John Wooden? Wasn't he a coach? Bata? Isn't that... uh, nevermind. ose who know, know. The John Wooden Batas were technologically advanced basketball shoes at a time when vulcanization was recognized as an advance. The Batas used lightweight polyurethane for their soles, beating the bigs by years. The line only lasted one year, but the influence survived.