8. Nike LeBron 8 "James Dean"

Joe says: "For the past few years I've never included a shoe that didn't go to retail on my list, but this sneaker flipped the script. Taking an athletic shoe and turning it into a lifestyle shoe is no easy feat, and DJ (he's a DJ first, always) Clark Kent succeeded. Everyone was calling these the 'Denim LeBrons' when the pic leaked, but the fact that Clark homaged the cool-as-fuck James Dean on these made them 100x more awesome. Dean was an O.G., and Clark is an O.G. in his field. Sorry sneaker nerds, if you only know Clark for being a lover of sneakers you better do your research. Now."