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No Raffles Needed :: Jon Hundreds Reveals His Top Sneakers of the Year

No Raffles Needed :: Jon Hundreds Reveals His Top Sneakers of the Year

It wouldn’t be a year-end wrap up without a few lists from our resident Sneaker Guru, Jon Hundreds. This year in sneaker culture saw the continued rise of adidas and their Yeezy/Boost campaign, while Jordan Brand doubled down and re-released some classic colorways that had sneakerheads going crazy. Did your favorite sneaker make the list? Find out below!

Top 10 Sneakers of 2016:

Nike Air Pressure :: Released January 2016 ($300) 


“[Look at] the box. That’s all all I have to say about this shoe.”

 Nike Air Jordan IV OG ’89 “Cement” :: Released February 2016 ($220)
“The added “ NIKE AIR” makes this shoe complete.”
– WTAPS X Vans Vault :: Released September 2016 (Various prices)
“The cross bones will forever be a classic.”
Nike Mag :: Released October 2016 (Available only through donation)
“Even though they were not made for the general public (yet), its still got the magic self lacing shoe system. BOOM.”
NikeLab Air Presto Mid x Acronym :: Released September 2016 ($200)
“An amazing, classic shoe got flipped on its head and blew the fuck up. That muthafuckin zipper on the side and
the mid top cut merked the game.”
 BAPE X adidas Originals NMD :: Released November 2016 ($200)
“Its hard to ignore the fact that even though it’s from last year, the NMD is still hottest shoe of this year. The [hype surrounding the] BAPE collaboration proves that.”
Nike Air Jordan 1 “Banned” :: Released September 2016 ($160)
“I had to add this shoe on here. It’s the best Air Jordan ever. All of a sudden it is for everyone else also.”
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 (Beluga) :: Released September 2016 ($220) 
“The Kimye hype is real. The shoe is a glorified Roshe but you have to hand it to him just based on the hype he has built around this shoe.”
Nike Air Foamposite One XX “OG Royal” :: Released December 2016 ($230)
“Even though it has been retroed numerous times over the years, this colorway will never get old since it looks like it belongs in the year 2116.”
NikeLab Air Spiridon :: Released July 2016 ($175)
“This shoe is just beautiful. If Nike were to make them affordable for everyone, would they be perfect.”

Top 10 Air Jordans of 2016

1. Air Jordan 1 “Banned”
2. Air Jordan XI “Space Jam”
3. Air Jordan IV OG ’89 “Cement”
4. Air Jordan V OG “Black/Metallic Silver”
5. Air Jordan XII “Flu Game”
6. Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe”
7. Air Jordan XI Low “Red”
8. Just Don X Air Jordan “Just Don” II
9. Air Jordan VII “Olympic”
10. Air Jordan III “True Blue”

Most Slept-On Sneakers of 2016

1. Air Jordan I “Metallic Navy”
2. Air Jordan I “Yin/Yang”
3. Nike Huarache ACG
4. Nike Air Max BW “Olympic”
5. Nike “Be True To Your School” Dunk Hi Pack
6. Nike Air Force 180
7. Air Jordan Jumpman Team II
8. Nike Air Presto “Olympic” OG
9. Nike Mayfly Woven

Best Sneaker Collaborations of 2016

1. SNS X adidas Originals Ultraboost Ultra Boost “Tee Time”
2. BAPE X adidas Originals NMD
3. Supreme X Nike Air Max 97
4. NikeLab Air Presto Mid x Acronym
5. Wood Wood X adidas Ultraboost
6. UNDEFEATED X Nike Dunk Lux
7. Dave White X Nike Air Max 95 Pack
8. KITH X BAPE “Fiegsta”
9. Atmos X Nike “Elephant” (Re-release)
10. WTAPS X Vans Vault
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