Year It First Dropped: 2009

2009 was the year Kanye West went from sneakerhead to sneaker head. As if dropping the Air Yeezy wasn't enough, his footwear line for Louis Vuitton also hit LV stores in summer of 2009. Each model is named after a member of Yeezy's entourage: The Don, The Jasper, and The Mr. Hudson, and he worked closely with Vuitton shoe director Fabrizio Vitti to make sure everything was on point. It was absolutely crazy that the French fashion house would just let a rapper come in like that and drop a line, but it also showed that Kanye West was a game changer in the world of style.