1. Nike Dunk
Year released: 1985
Notable schools: Kentucky, Michigan, Syracuse
Be True To Your School. The Nike Dunk was the first official Nike shoe created specifically for the nation's elite collegiate squads (shoes like the Air Force 1 and the Dynasty just paved the way). The Swoosh hooked up multiple schools with their own colorways, creating one of the best sneakers of all time both on and off the court.