Reebok — Hexalite Technology

Sneaker Shown: Reebok Preacher

Year (Innovation): 1990

Taking inspiration from the notion that the honeycomb is one of the strongest yet lightest shapes found in nature, Reebok modified that honeycomb structure for athletic performance and created its Hexalite technology. By spreading shock over a larger area than EVA or polyurethane, Hexalite tech allows for superior cushioning without taking on added weight. By the looks of it, Shaq's Preacher "Ice" got a hefty dose of Hexalite.