Bonus #1: Honorable Mentions
–adidas Stan Smith Primeknit – A great update of the most classic of classics. I think adidas undersold the Superstar 45th anniversary but I’m glad they hit with these.
–Asics Gel Lyte V “Outdoor Pack” Grey – Who needs collaborations when the general releases look like this?!
–Bait x Brooks Fusion “Oyster” – Everyone did a vegetable-tanned leather sneaker this year. As a longtime (former) runner and supporter of Brooks which makes me completely biased, I liked this one the best. And with only 99 pairs, I’m sure to be the only one in the room wearing them.
–Converse Chuck II – It’s hard to argue against updating the sneaker that started sneakers with a Lunarlon sockliner. I still need a pair or two.
–Nike ACG Flyknit Chukka SFB – These sneakers are nearly perfect in my mind. I have a strong urge to wear them all day, every day. Please make ACG more accessible Nike!
–Nike Kyrie 2 – They just dropped but I think I’m on board. We need some good colorways in 2016!