Year Of Release: 1983
First Life: Basketball Sneaker
Second Life: Most Mainstream Sneaker Ever

The Air Force 1 may have changed the game of basketball in the early '80s but it surely didn't stop there. Before there were people known for customizing sneakers, the Nike Air Force 1 was known as the shoe to customize. Before the Internet insulted us with corny nicknames, the Air Force 1 was one of the first to receive a nickname in the natural way, from the streets. Uptowns may have had their ups and downs as far as trendiness over the years but their place in history is undeniable. Whether you're just an average joe, a hustler from the steet or just a kid that likes to hoop, the Air Force 1 is about as trusted as it gets when it comes to sneakers.