1. "Uptowns"

Sneaker: Nike Air Force 1
Year released: 1982 

Most of the nicknames on our list are new-school sneakerheads doing but Uptowns take it back to the real OG sneaker culture. The term originated in the hoods of uptown NYC, where Air Force 1s first took hold. (To a REAL old head, "Uptowns" mean Pro-Keds 69ers.)