The folks at Complex are at it again, exercising their Rob Fleming-like tendency to rank every meticulous corner of the sneaker world. Their latest list is an awesome slice of history, the 80 Greatest Sneakers of the ’80s. Yes, near the top are a load of models you will instantly recognize but as the list rounds out it offers up quite the history lesson for the younger sneaker loving crowd. Whether you’re yearning for nostalgia or a 90s baby ready to do the knowledge, the list is an awesome rundown of some footwear that ought not to be forgotten. You can check out a quick sample of the sneakers they’ve selected for the 80 greatest of the 1980s after the jump.