The 30 Most Influential Sneakers of All Time

Even sneakers can set trends and define cool.


Influence is a term that gets tossed around a lot today with the growing impact of social media on everything we do in life. Influence can come in all different forms, and it's not just about free sneakers. People obviously influence each other but let's not forget why we're all here — the sneakers. Sneakers can influence design, fashion trends, trends in sports and then some. With that said, take a look at the The 30 Most Influential Sneakers of All Time.

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30. Nike Air Tech Challenge II

29. Osiris D3

28. Air Jordan IV

27. Air Jordan XI

26. Wilson by Bata John Wooden

25. Air Jordan V

24. A Bathing Ape BapeSTA

23. Nike Air Huarache

22. Converse Pro Leather

21. Nike Air Max 1

20. Reebok Ex-O-Fit

19. adidas Stan Smith

18. New Balance 576

17. Vans Sk8-Hi

16. Converse Jack Purcell

15. Reebok Pump

14. Nike Lava Dome

13. Nike Air Trainer 1

12. Nike Dunk

11. Gucci Tennis 84

10. Air Jordan III

9. Puma Suede/Clyde

8. Onitsuka Tiger Corsair

7. adidas Superstar/Pro Model

6. Nike Air Max LeBron 8 "South Beach"

5. adidas Samba

4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

3. Vans Half Cab

2. Air Jordan 1

1. Nike Air Force 1