Year: 1982

Bulky, technically advanced hightops were coming, and the Air Force 1 was the harbinger. More or less everything that followed in terms of basketball footwear owed some debt to Bruce Kilgore's 1982 magnum opus - whether it was the adidas Forum or Nike's own Revolution. And later, when more advanced performance models made it obsolete, other companies would seek to emulate (sometimes a bit too closely) its style. Thirty years on, it's still a large presence.