Year: 2012
Sneaker: Nike Roshe Run

The most coveted shoe of any given year is rarely a $70 in-line model, but something different happened when Nike introduced the beyond simple Roshe Run in 2012. For once comfort ruled over limitedness, and higher price did not mean higher demand. Not quite dogs and cats living together, but mass hysteria-perhaps. The Roshe has since been turned out in numerous styles, but the first (and simplest) still stands as the best.