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In spite of gains being made by rival Adidas AG , Nike Inc. (NKE) - Get NIKE, Inc. (NKE) Report is still the world's premier athletic shoe brand. Nike shares have risen 18.21% so far this year and have jumped more than 154% over the past five years.

The company's dominance of footwear and athleisure isn't an accident. The company has released iconic shoes for decades.

The Beaverton, Ore.-based company's extensive catalog allows it to reach back and release old sneakers to much fanfare based on nostalgia alone.

Does the Nike Foamposite Eggplant ring a bell? Here are 30 of Nike's most iconic sneakers.

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