Year: 1996

Pete Sampras' assumed lack of dyanmism promotes a "boring shoe for a boring guy" perspective about the Oscillate. Fuck that noise. Tinker Hatfield had to trick the tennis star into trying it out - during a pick-up basketball game - and Sampras ended up liking it so much he rocked it for seven years. With all the hype surrounding Tinker's hoops, running, and training shoes, it's about damn time we recognize that his contribution to tennis extends well beyond the Air Trainer 1. Start here. Then reevaluate your opinion of the Vapor 9 Tour in a decade when the new classic will be ripe for a reissue.