No. 1 – Nike Air Max 95
Year Released: 1995
A sneaker that most of you haven’t tried on is better than every shoe you’ve ever considered running in. What many sneaker historians refer to as the “greatest Nike shoe ever,” holds the coveted title of the best running sneaker of all time. With less focus on branding, and more on the performance of the shoe, designer Sergio Lozano used elements from the human body as the basis of his design. The spine was a major point of inspiration which is easy to see in the exposed pocked of the arch outsole and the organic gradation in the upper. With all of the proper ingredients of a stability shoe, the heel-to-toe ride transitions gracefully over the Air Max bubble just as Lozano intended.