Air Jordan I
Year Of Release: 1985
First Life: Basketball Sneaker
Second Life: Skate Shoe Favorite
The Air Jordan 1 managed to be two things at once right from the start, but not in the sense we're talking here. After the initial run sold out almost immediately, Nike decided to produce a lot more-too many. The shoe that everyone had to have was already had by everyone at that point, and the rest just sat there, eventually all going on sale for dirt cheap. Enter skateboarders. Those searching for something a bit sturdier than canvas Vans discovered these cheap hightops, and thus supply and demand did its work.