Year: 1997

Take downs were how most aspiring sneakerheads survived the late '90s. Most parents weren't comfortable spending $100+ on a pair of sneakers their kids were going to destroy on the playground. In fact, $30-40 on a pair of kicks once a year was more the standard. So even the non-signature sneakers like the Zoom Diamond weren't making it into your closet until they hit clearance racks the following season.