Year Introduced: 2009

Sneakers were certainly mainstream by the time Nike rolled out the Air Max 2009 but even if you were into sneakers all your life, you'd been waiting to see the Air Max 2009. The Air Max 2009 was the first Nike to feature a full-length visible Max Air cushioning system without any supportive bracing. The technology made its way into all sorts of Nike subsidiaries and is still a major part of the signature Air Max line today, which says a lot for how significant this sneaker is. Oh, and something called Flywire showed up on the Air Max 2009. You might have heard of it before.