33. Brooks Chariot

Year: 1983

This was the enemy of over-pronation. Look beyond the big brands for a second and take a look at the kind of unassuming-looking creation that built a Teflon rep among real runners. The Brooks Chariot was made to prevent the rolling during a run that caused so many injuries and maintain stability, by implementing a rollbar that was visible on the heel, operating at a distinctly diagonal angle. Classic materials, like nylon and pigskin, an incredibly comfortable insole and neutral makeups made this a classic. The 1988 Chariot CC update is equally notable.