17. Designer Sneakers
Sure, Jordans are dope, but designer kicks from the likes of Rick Owens, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Louboutin, and Raf Simons gained cred both with Internet style nerds and celebrities like Usher and Swizz Beatz. The high-end sneakers had price tags that would make the average guy balk, but they became a new way of flaunting your wealth on your feet. Relative newcomer A$AP Rocky knocked fashionable rap fans back when he dropped the infamous line "Raf Simons, Rick Owens, usually what I'm dressed in" line on "Peso," following it up with appearances in the luxury sneakers.