2011 - Nike Free Run 2
The #menswear crowd rediscovered sneakers thanks, in no small part, to the Free Run 2. In the summer of 2011, the shoe was everywhere-from downtown corners to the plazas of Florence. Gary Warnett hailed the runner as an "anti-heritage modern classic." More than anything, it weaned a generation off of nostalgia and placed them in the present. The ubiquity didn't hurt, it only confirmed the power of the design.