October 21, 2012 BY John Kim
There’s a reason why sneakers are generally referred to as ‘tennis shoes’. Tennis-specific kicks were a ubiquitous species especially the 1980s, when several brands were serving up shoes for the tennis-enthusiast, so this list of 50 Greatest Tennis Sneakers of All Time put together by Adam ‘Air Rev’ Leaventon for Complex is as much of a history lesson on sneakers as it is an overview of brands not named Nike, adidas, and Reebok. We’ll spoil it for you and let you know that the Air Trainer 1 was crowned the top of the list, but check out some of the rare pieces below and let us know if any of these old-school models nudge your memory at all!
Head to Complex for the full list.