26. adidas EQT Running Support

Year: 1992

adidas's top-of-the-line attempt to take the performance market spared no expense and made some killer moves in implementing those stripes into shoes beyond mere branding. This top-tier runner hasn't been retroed for some inexplicable reason, but those nylon strap stripes spilling over onto the midsole? Goddamn. The Infinity 3000 rubber outsole, external heel support, more lowkey Torsion and visible ImpactCell is a superior combination. The Tubular and Guidance from this period are also very notable indeed.