21. Nike Air Revolution

When: 1988

Who: Cliff Robinson

The Air Revolutions first dropped in '88 and represented a new age in Nike's basketball technology. Featuring the Visible Air sole unit the sneaker was exactly what ballers needed for stability, but light enough (er, by 1988 standards) to go hard 40 minutes a night. The design was on point too, high tops with the ankle strap — Uncle Cliffy knew what was up.