#1 Nike Air Yeezy

Release Year: 2009
Complex Says: It’s been just over two years since the Air Yeezys released, and some people are still smackin’ themselves with a palm full of baby powder for missing out on these. Is it the Jordan inspired sole, the glow-in-the-dark feature, or the insane attention to detail and cut of the boot? The shoe was insanely over the top, which fit the artist perfectly. From the first moment we saw samples of the shoe to Kanye’s Grammy Performance you knew Mr. West had a hand in designing them. Not only is this the greatest hip-hop influenced sneaker, this may be one of the greatest sneakers of all time.