Year released: 2006

When pastimes collide. Video games, basketball, and the collector realm met right here. Even without the co-sign from a video game titan, the Sony PlayStation x Nike Air Force 1 would have found its audience — the fade, the patent leather, and the hits of red and yellow on the midsole tapped into exactly what fans wanted a decade ago. Released as 150 numbered pairs around the release of the PlayStation 3, it was an instant classic, with the details and colors matching the branding for the machine. In 2009 Sony celebrated the tenth anniversary of the PlayStation 2 by reissuing this design. The bad news? It was limited to even fewer pairs than its predecessor. Factor in the existence of all kinds of alternate samples with subtle switches, and you’ve got something ostentatious that evokes an era.