The Smartest Products of the Decade

Andrew Wong
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Throwback Jerseys and Sneakers

After 30 years, hip-hop grew out of its infancy and started looking back. Old-school rappers found 21st-century fans, as the originators of the craft appeared in retrospectives and on reality shows. Fashion-wise jerseys from companies like Mitchell & Ness harkened back to the sports stars of the '70s, '80s and '90s, while Nike brought back retro (and often high-priced, limited edition) versions of old favorites like the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan.