Bo knew this. And Bo knew that.

But how much do you know about Vincent Edward Bo Jackson?

Besides his status a Paul Bunyan-like figure in two professional sports, he also made waves in sneaker culture that's lasted for decades. The cross-training category was revolutionized because of Bo's ability on and off the field in the late '80s.

Although his career is long over, Bo's contributions to Nike and pop culture will continue to have an impact for years to come. As the legend turns 51 today, here are 10 Ways Bo Jackson Changed Sneakers. 

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