10.Nice Kicks x Vans Sk8-Hi “The Duel”
These came out very well. The denim and leather combination looks great on foot. I’ve seen them worn with shorts, pants, and denim, and they looked equally as nice.
9. Nike Air Penny V “Red Eagle”
The Penny V is already a dope shoe, but the “Red Eagle” colorway was a must have for me.
8. West NYC x New Balance MT580 “Alpine Guide Edition”
The color scheme on these is crazy! The shoe was very well made.
7. Air Jordan 4 “Cavs”
It’s still hard for me to believe these didn’t fly off of shelves. They turn heads every time I wear them. I’m a huge fan of the 4s, and this is one of my favorite colorways.
6. Nike Air Foamposite One “Metallic Red”
The little extra they put on the red made this shoe top 10 for me. The foamposite craze has deaded the shoe a bit for me, but the Metallic Red is, and always will be, dope.
5. UNDFTD x colette x La MJC x New Balance 1500
The colors and materials make this shoe amazing. The leopard print added to the lining took this shoe from good to great. The speckled midsole and gum outsole took it over the top for me.
4. Air Jordan 12 “Obsidian”
I’ve always loved these shoes. I didn’t get them when I was a young’n, but was able to cop this time. One of my all-time favorites.
3. Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite “South Beach”
This shoe is undeniable. I like that the “South Beach” colors didn’t overwhelm the shoe.
2. Sneaker Freaker x Saucony Grid 9000
Suede and mesh were the perfect materials for the mint green/tan color palette. The shoe replacing the conventional laces was executed well, too. The contrasting sole gave it the perfect finishing touch. Overall, this shoe was one of my favorites of the year, and I’m still on the hunt for them.
1. Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs”
Does anything really need to be said about these. One of the best shoes ever.