#10: Vans x Supreme — Denim Bleached Lo
Classic Vans style with a collaboration from Supreme really makes this shoe pop! I really like the “old school” feel of the bleach work, it show a little bit of retro style while still remaining true to the very consistent greatness of the Vans sneaker! A definite top 10 sneaker…
#9: Air Jordan XI Retro Cool Grey
Was this the most anticipated shoe of 2010? Air Jordan brings us another classic shoe with the “Cool Grey” 11’s. A lot of people have these in the top 3 on their list but I have pictures of myself wearing THE ORIGINAL 11’s back in the mid-90’s so it is harder for me to LOVE this shoe like others do. I didn’t obsess over the Space Jams, nor will I obsess over these but they are definitely still an awesome shoe. I have them at #9…
#8: Air Jordan VI Infrared Package
The Infrared pack was originally released back in 2000 and re-released this year, 10 years later. I really like these 6’s because of the versatility and color. You can actually use these for athletic purposes or strap em’ up and hit the club! Also, the colors are very distinct and give support to the infrared theme. I have them at #8 and a lot of people left these off their top 10…why???
#7: Air Jordan XI Silver Anniversary
More Jordan 11’s. Same shoe, different color… I like this particular shoe better than the Space Jams AND the Cool Greys. I think the white on white gives this shoe a nice, clean look and of course, the gum bottom just sets it over the top! I am a huge fan of white on white, especially in shoes so I guess I’m being unfair but oh well… They are #7.
#6: Ronnie Fieg x Asics — “The Cove” Gel Lyte III
This is that shoe that attracts attention. I love the color of this shoe, it’s like a “wear this once a year” type shoe but when you wear them everyone notices. The guy who designed these, Ronnie Fieg, is a sneakerhead guru and that alone got this shoe on my top 10 out of respect. I have them safely at #6…
#5: Parra x Patta — Nike Air Max 1 Premium TZ
There isn’t really much I can say… Classic shoe designed by one of this best ever to do it. This shoe was #1 on a lot of the lists I saw this week but I just feel like there are so many versions of the Air Max, its impossible to say this one is elite. I do love the shoe, but I just have to keep it in the middle of the pack at #5 because of how many other Air Max sneakers I’ve seen and loved…
#4: Sperry x Band of Outsiders — Topsider A/O Chukka
I love this shoe. I am a huge fan of Sperry’s and even more of a fan of high-top shoes. Deep down, I wanted to make this my #1 shoe but I just couldn’t do it because its almost not even a shoe. This is like the all-purpose sneakerboot. I love the high top giving support to the classic Sperry shape and the heather grey color that is just impossible to duplicate. Oh, and of course, the BOOT laces! I just really like this design a lot, it has style and versatility at a very high level. Wish I could put it at #1 but it falls just short of the top 3…
#3: Nike x Stefan Janoski — SB White
The SB collection of Nikes is AWESOME. These shoes are popular in all kinda of styles and colors. Above is the Stefan Janoski designed Nike SB and it is glorious! He’s a dope ass skateboard dude with a sick pair of kicks and that is why these landed at #3…
#2: Nike LeBron 8 “South Beach”
When LeBron decided to take his talents to South Beach, so did Nike. These are not only the sickest basketball shoe to come out this year but also arguably the best shoe to come out this year, regardless of genre. The color scheme on this 8’s is just ridiculous. Thank god LeBron joined the Hear ’cause I was getting sick of the same looking kicks he was releasing for years when he played for the Cavs. I’m sure he has nothing to do with the production of these shoes, but still… hats off to the “King” because these are definitely in everyone’s top 3 of 2010!
#1: Nike Air Force 1 “Borough Exclusive”
How can anyone argue with this selection? Let me start off by saying that the Nike Air Force 1 is arguably the greatest streetwear sneaker ever made. Also, it has to be one of the most popular and well-known shoe of any brand or genre. This collection of shoes honor 5 great cities in New York: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each city has its own colorway and the city skyline imprinted in the inner sole of the sneaker. This shoe takes after the design of a classic varsity letterman jacket and is actually make of the exact same materials as a letter jacket is. It is flat out incredible. Mixing classic shoes with historic cities is just an awesome a way to make a unique, elite shoe. These are my top shoe of 2010, hands down!
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