As it stands, collaborations make up a great deal of sneaker releases. Working to rehash retros and also to debut all-new silhouettes, the creative partnership that is the collaboration has become a staple in the sneaker realm. Looking back on the year of kicks, 2013 presented a record number in the category, with an expectedly stellar selection. As we get closer to the end of the year and welcome in 2014, we’ve taken the time to look back on 2013′s collaborative kicks, selecting and ranking this past year’s best collaborations. Check out the kicks we’ve chosen as the 25 Best Sneaker Collaborations of 2013.
Touring around the country included a stop at the Nice Kicks shop for Big K.R.I.T., as the hip hop emcee made a guest appearance on Black Friday. Just a few hours before his scheduled set at the Cedar Park Center, K.R.I.T. dropped in for photo-ops and autographs with fans, in addition to raffling off two pairs of the Black Friday release of the Air Jordan 5 “Oreo.” Didn’t get a chance to catch K.R.I.T. in the flesh? Press play on the video up top to get an extended look at the rapper’s pilgrimage.
Keep your phone charged so that you can always snap and share your sneaker shots with a Nice Kicks x Mophie Powerstation Mini. This limited edition charging device provides twice the battery life to your smartphone, and features a collage of recognizable Nice Kicks logos. The Powerstation Mini conveniently fits in your pocket, but packs a punch to fully recharge your photographing friend anywhere, at any time. A perfect gift for the Holidays, never let your or your loved one’s phone battery fail again by grabbing a Nice Kicks x Mophie Powerstation Mini today from shopnicekicks.com.
Texas Relays, one of the biggest collegiate Track & Field events in the U.S., took place in Austin, Texas this past weekend. During the #RunFree weekend, Nike partnered with Nice Kicks to bring a fantastic experience to fans who visited the Nice Kicks shop. The in-store experience included celebrating the release of the Nike Free 5.0 and explaining the benefits of the performance sneaker to attendees. Also, attendees had the opportunity to create their own, personal custom Nike Running socks with themed designs exclusive to the event. Check out the video recap and photos from the event below.