Year: 1989
Sneaker: Nike Air Mag

In 1989, the future meant 2015, and as that year rapidly approaches, it seems that Tinker Hatfield was a bit optimistic about the evolution of sneaker technology. Back To The Future II was mostly forgettable compared to its 1985 predecessor, but budding sneakerheads were immediately enamored with Marty McFly's Air Mag, a self-lacing hightop that lit up. It immediately became THE holy grail of sneakerdom, and by the time replicas were produced in 2012, the hype had yet to die down. Epic.