Top 100 Athletic Shoes

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  1. Jakob New Member

    Jakob

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    I just accidently found this list. I don't know how much I agree, but I still find it interesting.
    All stars should be number 1, in my opinion.
    Cortez belongs in the top 5, yes.
    Jack Purcell should be waaaay higher.
    Reebok Freestyle should be replaced by the Reebok Newport etc.


    The complete top 100 list
    1.Nike Air Jordan III
    2.Reebok Freestyle
    3.Nike Air Jordan XI
    4.Converse Chuck Taylor
    5.Nike Cortez
    6.Nike Air Max
    7.Reebok Princess
    8.Nike Air Jordan X
    9.Nike Waffle Trainer
    10.Nike Air Jordan IV
    11.Nike Air Jordan II
    12.Nike Tailwind
    13.Adidas Superstar
    14.Adidas Stan Smith
    15.K-Swiss Classic
    16.Reebok Pump
    17.Nike Air Max 95
    18.Nike Air Bound
    19.Reebok Newport Classic
    20.Nike Air Force 1
    21.Nike Air Edge
    22.Nike Magnum Force
    23.Nike Air Jordan IX
    24.Nike Air Mada
    25.Nike Air Trainer Max 2
    26.Fila FX-100
    27.Nike Air Jordan XIII
    28.Nike Air Diamond Turf
    29.Fila Grant Hill I
    30.Converse Pro Leather
    31.Nike Air Much Uptempo
    32.Keds CVO
    33.Nike Pegasus
    34.Nike Air Jordan VI
    35.Nike Air Jordan XII
    36.Adidas Response Trail
    37.Nike Oceania
    38.Reebok BB4600
    39.Nike GTS
    40.Nike Wimbledon
    41.Reebok Ex-O-Fit
    42.Nike Icarus
    43.Adidas Gazelle
    44.Nike Terra TC
    45.Nike Air Maestro
    46.Fila Snow White
    47.Reebok CL-1000
    48.Reebok Classic Leather
    49.Reebok Club C
    50.Nike Air Max SC
    51. L.A. Gear Street Slammer
    52.Nike Air Jordan I
    53.Reebok Phase 1
    54.Nike Air Max Triax
    55.Nike Mission
    56.Nike Air Flight Lo
    57.Nike Air Max 2
    58.Adidas Top Ten
    59.New Balance 900 series
    60.L.A. Gear "Lights"
    61.Nike Air Raid
    62.Puma Suedes
    63.Nike Air Jordan VII
    64.Adidas Phantom
    65.Reebok Blacktop
    66.Nike Bruin
    67.Nike Blazer
    68.Nike Air Flare
    69.Fila Fitness
    70.L.A. Gear Street Hiker
    71.Reebok Revenge
    72.Vans Off the Wall
    73.Nike Air Jordan V
    74.Nike Air Metal Max
    75.Nike Air Trainer SC
    76.Nike LDV
    77.Reebok ACT 600
    78.Nike Air Huarache
    79.Nike Windrunner
    80.Nike Roadrunner
    81.Adidas SL 72
    82.Nike Air Jordan XIV
    83.Nike Air Revolution
    84.Nike Air Team Jordan
    85.British Knights Quilts
    86.Adidas Country
    87.Adidas Powerphase
    88.Puma Basket
    89.Adidas Oregon
    90.Adidas ROM
    91.Nike Air 180
    92.Nike Air Jordan VIII
    93.Tretorn Nylite
    94.Nike All Court
    95.Nike Air Tech Challenge
    96.Asics-Tiger GT II
    97.Converse Jack Purcell
    98.New Balance 420
    99.Brooks Chariot
    100.Avia 455


    info:
    The Nike Air Jordan III heads the list of the top 100 athletic shoes of all time, unveiled today by Footaction USA, a Dallas-based athletic specialty retailer that operates nearly 600 stores nationwide.

    The list, selected from a roster of more than 320 sneakers by a panel of veteran Footaction footwear buyers, merchandisers, and other company executives, was chosen subjectively based on critical recognition, popularity over time, historical importance, selling power, and cultural impact.

    ``As a leading athletic footwear retailer for more than 20 years, who better to assemble a list of the best shoes of all time,'' said Footaction President and CEO Ralph Parks, who served on the panel. ``Sneakers are American icons. They're part of our culture.''

    Four versions of the Air Jordan rank in Footaction's top 10 of all time, including numbers III (No. 1 on the list), XI (3), X (8), and IV (10). A fifth Air Jordan -- the Jordan II -- just missed, finishing at No. 11. Other shoes making the top 10 are the Reebok Freestyle (2), Converse Chuck Taylor (4), Nike Cortez (5), Nike Air Max (6), Reebok Princess (7), and Nike Waffle Trainer (10).

    As the top 10 would indicate, Nike dominates the list with 54 shoes, including 17 of the top 25 and all 14 releases of the Air Jordan. Reebok landed the second most shoes on the list with 13, followed by Adidas with 11. In all, shoes from 16 brands make up the top 100.

    Popular shoes missing the cut include the Etonic Trans-Am Trainer, Adidas Pro Model, Reebok AXT, and Nike Air Penny.

    Athletic shoe fanatics are invited to share their opinions about the top 100 sneakers at the Footaction USA website (http://www.footaction.com), which features more detailed information about each of the selections, as well as images of many the shoes that made the list.

    Founded in 1976, Footaction USA operates 570 stores in 45 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company is a division of Footstar, Inc. (NYSE: FTS - news).
     
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    i dont know if i agree with this list..

    air force 1s should be higher^^^

    and no dunks? =|
     
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    new balance 990 should be in the top 10.
    and jordan XI are horrendous imo
     
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    Yeah, remind me of the Fila Grant Hill 1 That shouldn't be on the list either.

    I like those Nike Oceanic, maybe I should go look for a pair.
     
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    nike air jordan 1 should not have been 52, it totally is a top 10 shoe. it doesnt need to be best looking or most comfortable, but it did do ground breaking things for the undisputed king of sportswear Nike and also set the standard for sneakerheads the world over. it starts with 1...
     
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    i think we need a list with pics of all the shoes .
     
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    Wao a long but informative list :) It will be more beautiful if you have gone with pics of all of these
     

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