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Top 20 Sneakers & Footwear All-Time

Despite fashion for the urban community changing with the likening for more designer shoes, the streets still embrace the typical urban streetwear that is affordable and still acceptable for all. In the opinion of the content provider this specific order is a breakdown of the top 20 shoes within the urban community of all-time, with each region of the country varying on the type of styles as this list shows the culture over the years.

Top 20 Sneakers & Footwear

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Jordan Retro 1, the first shoe of the Jordan Brand that kick started probably the greatest shoe brand of all time. Original Release Date: 1985

Air Force 1, in either low top and/or mid top this is a universally accepted shoe that can be argued to be the greatest of all time. Original Release Date: Early 1980s.

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Jordan Retro 11, maybe the most famous shoe of the Jordan brand as this iconic version is one of everybody’s favorite and very symbolic to all sneaker heads. Original Release Date: 1995

Jordan Retro VII, another one of series of popular Jordan classic shoes. Original Release Date: 1992


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Air Max 95, the most popular Air Max of all-time, and the most expensive, as the popularity of this has risen over the years. Original Release Date: 1995


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Nike Cortez, another West Coast classic as the underrated Nike Cortez is very simple but still has enough attraction to make it a very popular and respectable shoe. Original Release Date: 1972

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Jordan Retro 3, one of the most simplest retro Jordan shoe to come out but still has pass the test of time.

Jordan Retro VIII, once again another very popular shoe within the Jordan brand. Original Release Date: 1993


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Adidas Shell Toe, the most famous Adidas shoe of all-time and has been classic since Run-DMC made the shoe famous. Original Release Date: Late 1960s – Early 1970s.


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Chuck Taylor, one of the most popular ‘hood shoes of all times and a West Coast classic as this shoe’s popularity has been around for generations and continues to still be trending. Original Release Date: Early 1900s

Nike Lebron’s 13- 14, an easy debate of the most popular Lebron shoe from the 12 to the 15 but LeBron’s shoe is one of the few popular current NBA players shoes.

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Timberland, obviously popular in NYC and on the East Coast, as well some Midwest climates, but the Timberland boot, not shoe, has for generations been iconic to the urban community.

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Nike Air Foamposite, a very popular shoe on the East Coast, as well other places. Original Release Date: Late 1990s.

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Jordan XII, to continue the trend of one of the most popular sneaker brands of all-time. Original Release Date: 1996

Jordan XIII, just another classic shoe as the Jordan Brand almost has a monopoly for urban footwear. Original Release Date: 1997

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Air Max 90, the original Air Max and the spearhead of the whole Air Max movement. Original Release Date: 1990

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Puma Classics, making a comeback due to a strong campaign with the help of the likes of the late and great Nipsey Hussle.

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Nike Air Uptempo, while there are multiple versions, the ’96 version is probable the most iconic. Original Release Date: Late 1990s

Reebok Classics, made popular from New Orleans during the late 1990s as they were referred as Soulja Ree’s. Original Release Date: Late 1980s.

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Nike Air Trainer Huarache, one of Nike’s most popular and underrated shoe. Currently the low top version is the most worn, but the high top version is also popular with its iconic strap. Original Release Date: Early 1990s

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