4. Ken Griffey Jr.

Sneaker Company: Nike

Years: 1994-Present

Ken Griffey Jr. was far and above the most-loved baseball player in the world of sneakers. His signature Air Griffey Max line from Nike has been sought after by collectors for years because The Kid brought style to the big leagues both on field and off that had never been seen before. The Nike Griffey line has remained so popular that there have been dozens of retros and hybrids added to the cop list for Griffey fans. For those reasons, Griffey gets the nod as one of the best ever.