7. Nike SBs
Nike runs the sneaker game, so when they decided to branch out into skating, they knew they had to do it right. WIth sought-after designs, limited drops, and technology actually meant for grinding, skaters everywhere dropped their old skate shoes and copped some new Nikes. Hypebeasts soon followed suit just to say they had certain pairs, and the sneakerhead scene hit a new zenith. Each new model was bestowed with an unofficial nickname, and sneaker blogs began to blow up as both skaters and collectors needed every single update about upcoming releases.