Complex’s 25 Greatest Sneaker Innovations Of All-Time

February 21, 2012 BY / 8

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In the end, all that matters is if the shoe looks good on your feet. If it doesn’t, chances are it won’t be a popular item, even if the shoe promises to make you jump twice as high or perform some other physical feat that was at once unattainable. Over the last few decades, footwear designers have successfully welded design and function into some of the greatest sneakers of all-time, starting with the debut of Air Max technology in 1987 to the six-combo interchangeable cushioning presented by the Air Jordan 2012. Sprinkled in-between this chronological list is some of technologies that you might’ve forgotten, like Reebok’s DMX or Converse’s Helium, so check out some of what made Complex’s list below and head to Complex for the full twenty-five.

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8 comments
mfarm
mfarm

Who compiled this list?

@23sandSBs
@23sandSBs

Nike Air Mag concept. Self lacing? Hope it makes the list next tim around. Other than that, very great.

sdfas
sdfas

Its insane how stupid the Jordan 2012 system, and people have no idea. For what reason does 1 player need 6 different options?? They dont..

aljosa
aljosa

were the kobe 7s at ?? lol

Peter
Peter

Complex's 25 Greatest Sneaker Innovations Of All-Time

PooP
PooP

I think its brilliant

tha fak?
tha fak?

innovative my ass, its a weak ass ankle brace....

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