RegularOlTy’s Top 50 Sneakers of All Time
I felt bad for leaving out some gems on the first 25 so here’s 25 more!
1-Nike Air Jordan III
As simple as they were, it doesn’t get any better this. Doesn’t help that I’m a big Spike Lee fan and everything sneaker wise Mars touched turned to gold!
2-Adidas Stan Smith 80s
ALL PURPOSE. My go to shoe that never lets me down. I try keep at least 3 pairs of these at all time on top of my casual wear pair and the pair I wear to the club.
3-Asics Gel Lyte III
This shoe and I go back to the days of Eastbay. Saw this shoe and fell in love. Had to hunt thesee down at one of the local sporting good stores but I had to have them.
4-New Balance 1300
Clean and comfortable. I could spend days in these and wouldn’t even know.
5-Nike Air Jordan IV
No I don’t like Michael Jordan but 2 of his shoes made my Top 25 of all time. PS-I think I was a tad bit upset when these got scuffed in Do The Right Thing.
6-Nike Air Trainer SC
Growing up in the Boys&Girls club and playing every sport known to man in a day I looked up to Bo Jackson. The orange on these was mean.
7-Converse All Star Low
Can’t have a Top sneaker anything without including Chuck Taylor.
8-Nike Air Force 5 Hi David Robinson
I remember being at the basketball court in my old hood and one of the dope dealers pulled up to the court in his benz, hopped out and starting hooping in his Force 5s. I was speechless.
9-New Balance 576
One of thee most versatile New Balances created. Works with jeans, shorts, pants, and everything else.
10-Asics Speed Lyte
I wanted these when they came out but I couldn’t put my Gel Lyte IIIs down. This is a colorway that released last year that I’ve yet to track down. Size 9 anyone?
Just classic. This shoe never will get old to me.
12-Reebok Pump Omni Zone 1990
My dad bought me a pair of Pumps in 7th grade from the Finish Line Outlet that we had back home. They were the best $50 I had him spend lol.
13-Nike Air Max BW
BW’s always have been a favorite of mines but I loved them more when the Nike Outlet had a good 8 colorways for $19.99 back in 96. I ended up with 5 pairs and one pair I still own.
Run DMC was heavy..Adidas was heavy..and these were every 4th graders dream…and I settled for a pair of Nike Sky Force smh.
This is when a pair of Filas and a sweatsuits was all you needed in life.
16-Nike Air Max 96
1996, these ran man $130+ tax from Footlocker.
17-Reebok Pump Court Victory
This colorway is probably one of the best colorways every created.
18-Nike Air Flight One
Summer of 94’ I was working at the Cincinnati Zoo and at Riverfront Stadium for the Cincinnati Reds. I bought these with my first paycheck.
I liked the story of how the Rifts came about and just got into them from there.
These were the TRUTH. Too bad the retros had nothing on these.
21-Ellesse Marc Saddler
My mom went to Chicago and brought me back these in black. You couldn’t tell me nothing, nobody in school had a pair of these.
22-Etonic Stable Air Plus
Another of those shoes I remember seeing at Just For Feet back in the day that looked great on the shelf.
One of those ideas that sound stupid but looks pretty cool. People still think I’m crazy for having a clock on my shoe.
24-Puma Disc Blaze
No laces but I can tighten my shoe by turning a disc…COUNT ME IN!
25-Saucony Jazz 3000
They need to retro these in this colorway asap.
26-Nike Air Jordan 6
Because the white/maroon colorway was so unexpected.
27-Nike Air Force 1 Hi
it’s either AF1 Hi’s or Lows…mids just don’t count.
28-Adidas Superstar 80s
Run DMC had everyone walking their way, shoe laces not included.
29-Nike Air Max 2 94
The Whole Air Max 2 line was EPIC.
30-Converse Jack Purcell
Classic. All purpose. Always in style.
31-Nike Air Max 95
Wowo. Do you see the shape of these OGs? Or better yet do you remember when 95s were shaped like this?
32-Reebok Pump Fury
Few guys from the neighborhood these when they first came out. Would be able to see them outside from a couple blocks away.
33-Nike Air Jordan 5
This is back when watching NBA games meant you were watching to see what shoes were being worn.
34-Converse Aero Jam Larry Johnson
The commercials alone were priceless. Converse came with it on LJ’s first sig shoe.
35-Nike Air Tech Challenge IV
Andre Agassi had one of the best runs when it comes to sig shoes but these were my favorite of the bunch.
36-Adidas EQT Support
I remember drooling over these in Eastbay.
Sucks the newer Clyde have seen a change in shape. *sigh*
38-Nike Huarache Trainer
It wasn’t even time for a new pair of shoes but when these dropped I remember pleading to get a pair. My mom looked at me like I was crazy.
39-Adidas Rod Laver Vintage
Sometimes you have to keep it simple.
40-Nike Air Force 180
I was in Finishline the day these went out on the shelves. The 180 unit was a game changer for many.
41-Nike Air Mowabb
The Mowabb colorways were before their time. Scratch that, the ACG line had colorways before their time.
42-Reebok DMX Running
These are up there in my “Most Comfortable Shoes Ever” category. I had the black/purple colorway and loved them.
Because Sigourney Weaver rocked a pair in the 1987 classic “Aliens”.
44-LA GEAR Light Tech Light Strikers
These were the ones that went under the radar…but I didn’t forget.
45-Reebok Shaq Attack 1
You can’t not include a Shaq shoe. Shaq had a few gems buried in all of that hideousness.
46-New Balance 540
Worthy’s were great but were a bit bulky for my liking. The low cut 540s were just right.
47-Converse Run N Slam Kevin Johnson
I was excited watching KJ run the Suns offense with his react juice!
These were the best of the Adidas’s short lived Mutumbo line. Everyone was flocked to the black gaudy pair but I kept it simple with the white/black colorway.
Before Dominique Wilkins was making moves with Reebok he had a sig shoe with Brooks.
49-Reebok BlackTop Battleground Pumps
A shoe specifically for outdoor basketball play was a pretty big deal.
50-Avia Bball 815
I asked for these for Christmas and I got’m. One of the best Christmas’s ever.