1993 - Nike Air Raid II
The original Air Raid was a daring shoe with its cross-strapped upper and "FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY" warnings. A streetball-specific shoe? Along with Reebok's Blacktop series, the Air Raid was creating its own lane. But by the time the sequel dropped, streetball was at the forefront - thanks in part to the aforementioned shoes as well as a little movie called "White Men Can't Jump." In addition, the Air Jordan VIII utilized the Raid-style cross-straps, and Spike Lee's brilliant commercials put the shoe in every living room. Must have.