Ok, so maybe technically it was the first shoe designed specifically for the outdoor game (or so it was advertised), but the Nike Dynasty (released in 1981) was clearly targeting the outdoor/street baller as well with this ad released in 1981 (a full 10 years before Reebok’s Black Top line).

nike dynasty 80's

The ad above will clearly have you contemplating whether or not Nike beat Reebok to the punch with the first street ball shoe and didn’t even know it. Check out the ad and make sure to vote below!