1. Nike Flyknit Trainer+ “Medal Stand”
For some it was the volt and for others it was the sock-like appearance, but when Nike was looking to go all in with the Flyknit, they could not have picked a better venue than the 2012 Summer Olympics. From Michael Phelps to Team USA Basketball to the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team, these are the kicks that will be remember forever as they all took the medal stand to collect their hardware. Did it match the warm-ups Nike sent them out to wear? Of course not, but that was kind of the point; the Flyknit was unlike anything you had seen before or since. Mission accomplished.