Year Introduced: 1950

Every white guy's favorite shoe. The Samba was birthed in 1950 as a response to cold weather, hard-ground soccer training (thanks, suction). The black and contrasting gum sole have become classic, the hate-it-or-love-it long tongue a hallmark of Three Stripes football, and the silhouette one of the world's best selling sneakers. There isn't a soccer player around that hasn't run a pair of these indoors at some point.