• Ryan Landry

Sneaker Of The Year 2019


It’s the end of 2019 and we’re here to recap the best sneakers that came out this year. This year had a lot of great releases and because there so many good ones, we struggled to come up with a traditional "Top 10" ranking of our top picks. Therefore, we decided to break our list down into categories which also allowed us to include some less traditional "end of the year" awards, such as "Most Over Hyped" and "Biggest Disappointment."


We ended Season 1 of our podcast with two episodes covering this list, so make sure to check those out to hear our full explanation behind our decisions. You can find them at the bottom of this post.



Most over hyped

Winner: Anything that Travis Scott puts his name on

Honorable Mentions:

  • "MCA" Off White x Nike Air Force 1

  • Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Air Force 1










Most slept on

Winner: Nike x Undercover Daybreak


Honorable Mentions:

  • "Cool Grey" Jordan 4

  • "Mushroom (Fossil)" Jordan 4

  • "New York to Paris" Nike SB Jordan 1





Most innovative

Winner: Nike Adapt (BB or Huarache)


Honorable Mentions:

  • Nike Joyride

  • Ultraboost 19

  • React 270

Best collabs

Winner: Sneaker Politics x Saucony x Cafe Du Monde


Honorable Mentions:

  • Nike Air Max 97 "Jesus Shoes"

  • Nike x Fear of God Collection

  • Nike x Stranger Things “Upside Down” Pack

  • Nike x Kyrie "Spongebob" Pack



Biggest Disappointment

Winner: "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Jordan 1


Honorable Mentions:

  • Adidas x Star Wars Pack

  • Nike Fearless Pack

  • Yeezy

Sneaker of the year

Ryan: Nike x Sacai LD Waffle "Blue/Red"


Tanner: Sneaker Politics x Saucony x Cafe Du Monde











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