The concept was simple enough - look back at the past 25 years and pick the best new sneaker model introduced in each year. That is, it was simple until we tried to do it. What single model do you pick out of a ridiculously bountiful year like 1995 or 1997 (or 2011, for that matter)? And how do you represent lean years like 2002 or 2007? Well, in the end we managed to sort it all out to our satisfaction. Check out The 25 Best Sneakers of the Past 25 Years and let us know what you think.

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