We've nicknamed this one the "Mad Scientist" shoe for its holographic cartoon. images of a test tube, molecules and an explosion. Regardless of what it's called, the bright colors and science them is great for back to school. Nike released the Vandal in 1984 as a supportive and stylish basketball sneaker. The Nike Vandal has piping detail throughout the upper, an ankle strap, and has been released in nylon, leather and canvas. Today, the Vandal is also available in a low model, which has an accompanying strap. Plus, they are produced in a wide array of colorways.