11. Dr. Martens
Stay classic with these: the 1460s low cut. Such a comfortable shoe… after you wear them for a month or so. Be prepared for some blisters, but it's a low-key, versatile shoe.
12. Nike Air Max Huarache (shown in DQM)
A great alternative to the Air Max 90s, the Nike Air Max current Huarache have some exclusive editions like these with DQB. They are completed in a "bacon" colorway in honor of Dave's Quality Meat (the sneaker store that collaborated on these). If you can pull off a shoe that is designed around bacon, you are probably a Bro king. Love the pink swoosh, support breast cancer research.
13. Adidas Stan Smith
Perhaps the most popular tennis shoe ever. The Stan Smith was created for grass courts (the pinnacle of tennis grounds), in an effort to stop the lawns from being chewed up. Stan Smith was a stud tennis player of the '60s and '70s.
14. Nike Air Yeezy
Sure, Kanye West is annoying as shit, but he is approaching legend status. This collaboration with Nike is actually pretty nice. Think: Pastels and Air Yeezys at a Sam Adams show. To each his own.
15. Nike Air Force 180 "Union"
Before he was shitting on LeBron James and actually making NBA commentating interesting, Charles Barkley was rocking the Air Force 180s. I love the mid-foot strap, and I'm still not sure what the f*ck it does. Sir Charles stomped the court in these in the 1992 Olympic Games.
16. Reebok Pump
You know you were stoked to get these shoes back in the day. Press the magic basketball pump and boom… wait, why the boom? No one is really sure what the pump does, but everyone agrees it's awesome. Reebok is bringing back the pump on some of its shoes, and it's still on Reebok hockey skates (although I've heard Crosby's are disabled because he doesn't prefer it).
17. Nike Air Max 1 (shown in Safari)
These have become my favorite Nikes that I do not own. That cheetah/leopard safari animal print is clean. The yellow bubble definitely makes these. Someone needs to hook it up.
18. Nike Lunar Air 180
The American color pattern. Flags on your feet. The air bubble is aggressive… great all around.
19. Nike Air Trainer 3
"Volt Yellow." I'm not a Bloomingdale's personal shopper (and if you have one I'm embarrassed for you), so my eyes only acknowledge ROYGBIV and I'm still not sure what violet truly is. But volt yellow should be added into school books — it looks so good. The best subtle part of this lax attack shoe is the touch of green outline on the Nike symbol.
20. Nike Air Griffey Max 1
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest for N64 anyone…? Those were the days, just pounding homers and getting boners on the 7th-grade dance floor. The shoe has odd lines, but the best part is definitely the vertical Nike swoop on the back. Whoop there it is.