10 Sneakers That are Still Ahead of Their Time

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History tells us that some of the most radical, daring designs are often scoffed at upon unveiling but end up becoming favorites over time. The original Air Jordan 1 was at one point considered clownish by its endorser due to the dual color concept and the space age Nike Air Foamposite One didn’t exactly fly off the shelves in ‘97. With both models enjoying successful runs as retros, we take a look at ten sneakers that are still forward-thinking in design, but could be considered classics later on.

adidas The Kobe II

Released: 2002

The clothes are getting weirder, will the shoes too? Even after a decade, the Kobe II appears as a space age oddity. From a footwear standpoint, its styling is unlike anything before or after. Astronaut status then could be fresh in the future.

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