5. Vision Street Wear
You can’t fault Vision, one of the biggest brands of the ‘80s, for launching a line of clothes and shoes. You can, however, laugh at the gear that choice yielded. At the time, though, Vision’s Chuck Taylor-inspired Hi-Top — which came in pretty much every conceivable color permutation — was legit. So were the beefier leather sneakers the brand produced. It wouldn’t take long for everything that bore Vision Street Wear’s iconic square logo to look incredibly outdated, but the company definitely had a hand in skate shoe history.