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This week’s Eastbay Photo of the Week captures the sole of a shoe that comes from an era that many sneakerheads would agree gave legs to the culture of sneaker collecting. While brands were fiercely competitive in their marketing campaigns during the late eighties and early nineties, some of the most memorable sneakers were created thanks to both the ad campaigns and the competitiveness that encompassed all aspects of sneaker performance, design, and culture.

During an era where the familiar sole of Nike shoes seemed to cross-over sport categories like Tim Hardaway did opponents, the iconic Swoosh logo was combined with unforgettable colors that made their way onto future classics. Nike Running, Nike Training, and Nike Basketball all seemed to create epic designs in the world of sneakers during this era and all of them seem to have one thing in common. Whenever you set foot in something capable of leaving a mark, whether it be dirt, water, snow, or whatever, the sole did the talking.

With that said, you can find inspiration from this sole on many of the current Nike models, but can you guess what shoe it is? Leave your guess in the comments section below.

Eastbay Photo of the Week: Name That Sole Nike