Year Introduced: 1965

It didn't start as the Stan Smith. adidas' first leather tennis shoe debuted in 1965 as the Robert Haillet, named after a French pro. It wasn't until 1971 that Smith's name was added - and it wasn't until 1978 that Haillet's name was taken off, resulting in an odd, seven-year split signature. Smith won his last titles in 1980, but the sneaker that bears his name is still as popular as ever, proving once again that sometimes simpler is better.