5. Adidas Superstar/Pro Model (1965)
Adidas had a problem. The toe boxes on their shoes kept crushing, and there was too much drag. How did they solve that problem? Introducing the Superstar/Pro Model.
The solution was simple. Make the shoe out of leather and give it a rubber toe cap. It was essentially a hot-rod version of the Chuck Taylor. This became the way basketball shoes were made for the better part of the next four decades. High top, low top, didn’t matter the Superstar was just that, a star.