11. Futura x Nike Blazer

Year: 2003

This shoe started out in yellow suede until Futura completely changed the colorway. Like the ESPO Air Force II and Stash BW, these were for charity and as with the former two, they proved that graffiti and sneakers wasn't just drips and "urban" imagery clichés, and that writers could unleash innate style king status to colorways too. Futura's FLOM Dunk with Nike SB for Futura Labs and the DUNKLE are other significant Lenny moments on a shoe, but this version of the late '70s Blazer with the smaller Swoosh and canvas foxing is a perfect shoe, incorporating some militaristic shades and exploring new color block opportunities via the contrasting lace stays and toe. This is a sneaker that just looks right and there's a sense that the artist was just making a shoe for himself to wear — and that accessible self-indulgence merged with simplicity is the key to this shoe's brilliance.