94. Creative Recreation Cesario Low

Released: 2003

You can say that such-and-such Nike SB or such-and-such Air Force 1 was better than any Creative Recreation sneaker, but as far as changing the sneaker game and bringing attention to independent footwear, there hasn't been a brand to do their thing like this since. You have to give this silhouette props for what it is, and that's why it's on here.

The founders of Creative Rec cut their teeth working at Vans before starting the company in 2002.