4. Nike Dunk (1986)
Riots have occurred over this shoe. That’s how influential it is. These were one of the first shoes Nike got creative with. Limited release colors, and textures. Patterns to make a sneaker-head swoon. There would be people fighting in the parking lots of malls over these shoes.
We even saw a crossover sensation out of these, when Nike released a skateboard edition, the SB Dunk. This shoe has always been on front lines for Nike, and for that we are thankful.