2013 seemingly offered a long list of popular releases each and every week, forcing sneaker enthusiasts to make tough choices all year. New technologies were invented, old classics returned, and collaborations were more frequent than ever in the past calendar year, presenting purchase dilemmas for almost anyone who is into sneakers. With 2013 coming to a close, we have matched up some of the most sought-after shoes that have hit shelves in the past 365 days to find out what the masses choose as their favorites.
Pick Your Kick
Rick Williams and Roland Coit's upcoming Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 release isn't their first collaborative project. Burn Rubber's two founders have produced some of the best collaborations to date with both New Balance and Reebok, but which ones are their absolute favorites? From their original New Balance MT580 to their Reebok Question for Apollos Young, these Detroit players have nothing but great productions worthy of comparison and debate.
Stalley has shoes, perhaps too many to chose. In this installment of Pick Your Kick, our July Guest Editor shares his preferences on popular silos and colorways, both new and old alike. What are his takes on some of the recent sneaker debates and age-old questions? Read on to get Stalley's say and his kick preferences.
$24.7 million can buy a lot of sneakers. J.R. Smith, the NBA's 6th Man of the Year, now has that in his pocket after officially re-signing with the New York Knicks for four more years. Smith had the best basketball year of his career, averaging a career-high 18.1 ppg, but 2012-13 was also his most impressive Kicks On Court season (just check his resume). New York's swingman brought out everything that worked with Knickerbocker blue and orange from Nike's latest to retro Jordans, but what are his ultimate favorites?
We have all faced this decision at one point or another: two pairs to choose from, but only having the funds to take home one. Most of us have faced this dilemma at some point in our collection construction. Although most of those with verified accounts usually have the luxury of not having to settle for a single box, everyone has their own personal preferences. In Nice Kicks' newest column, Pick Your Kick, sneaker connoisseurs select their favorites from tailored head-to-head matchups. To pop off our Pick Your Kick column, we caught up with Celebrity Sneaker Stalker skipper Wale to catch some of his choices. Before his new album, The Gifted (which features his AJ3-inspired track "88"), hits shelves tomorrow, click through to see some of Wale's personal sneaker preferences. The D.C. artist cleaned Flight Club out of Jordan 3s, but which colorway is his favorite? Scroll to find out, and let us know your kick picks in the comment section below.