October 10, 2011 BY John Kim / 10
Much of the growth of the sneaker game over the last decade can be credited to the ‘collaboration’. It’s the rare occasion when a sneaker brand reaches out to another well-known staple of the urban fashion/culture game – a store or even an individual – to create a unique colorway of a sneaker that reflects the unique and individualistic nature of the label. Stores like Supreme, mita, and UNDFTD as well as pioneers of urban culture and art like Stash, ESPO, and Bobbito Garcia have experienced a mutual benefit when collaborating with sneaker brands, and it really isn’t much surprise that most of the sneakers listed in this Top-50 are also among the greatest sneakers ever. Check out a sampling of what constitutes this awesome list below and be sure to head to Complex for the entire feature. Want to see where your favorite sneaker collaboration lands on this list? Check out the entire list over at Complex right now.