Year: 2006

French chain Courir created some of the best SMUs ever (as you'll see closer to the top of this list) and their decision to rework the Spiridon after its Foot Locker resurrection a year earlier was an offbeat but good choice. Their decision to apply patent effect materials was controversial, but this tuxedo-style makeup is powerful in its two-tone execution and pretty scarce nowadays. If the amazing Opium version of the Spiridon had been officially released, that would have made two killer French takes on the shoe - it would have been in the top 20 too and a lot higher than Courir's version. But it wasn't.