Year: 2003

The speckles on the soles and browns on browns that make up this shoe's makeup didn't cause too much hype when it debuted alongside an excellent matching Air Trainer 1 and okay Dunk at European Foot Lockers. Now, with the AM1 as a hot shoe, what was once salerack fodder becomes something of a rarity. The nubuck textures, mesh tongue and striped lining (a Shima trademark) is drabness executed in a way that elevates it to interesting and best of all, these were the kind of shoes you could punish all year round. Finding a replacement pair 9 years on isn't so easy.