Year Introduced: 1994

There was a period in the '90s where seemingly every sneaker company produced a model meant to be worn exclusively outdoors. For whatever reason, the time-tested method of simply wearing last year's sneakers on the playground was deemed no longer proper. Fortunately, this led to some great sneakers, from Reebok's Blacktop series, to Nike's Air Raid, to this shoe - the adidas Streetball 3. Essentially a mix of a basketball shoe and a skateboard shoe, the Streetball series was built to be tough enough to withstand the pavement yet supple enough to ball in.