Sneaker News Top 30 Sneakers of 2011

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#20 – NIKE HYPERDUNK 2011 – BLAKE GRIFFIN ’10.0′ PE

Last year’s NBA season was chock full of intriguing stories, but for most of the year, there was no hotter topic than the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin. After being selected as the #1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, a pre-season stress fracture kept Blake sidelined for the entire 2009-2010 stretch, only to return last season with a vengeance and full arsenal of acrobatic power dunks. Blessed with a rare blend of size, strength and athleticism, Blake pretty much single-handedly made the Staples Center the place to be on Lakers off-nights for the first time in a long while. When it came time for Blake to suit up for his first NBA All-Star Weekend in hometown LA, it was a primetime opportunity for Nike to flaunt their newest posterboy and some new product in the process. It was all set for Griffin to debut a crazy bright red pair of glow-in-the-dark Zoom Hyperdunk 2011′s, a model that was months away from an actual release, but the night of the

Slam Dunk Contest, some technical issues with the glow charge delayed the unveiling, and he soared over a KIA on the way to the trophy in a pair of Air Max Fly By PE’s instead. Pics of the “10.0 Blake Quake” shoe had already leaked and everyone was expecting to see them on Blake’s feet during the competition, but it wasn’t until Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game that they made their official splash, and on national television to boot. In addition to its eye-popping Bright Mango paint job, the shoe featured a cracked quake pattern on various sections of the upper and the midsole, complete with a BG32 callout inside the heel window. The shoe immediately became the paramount PE release of the year, although folks had to wait until August to get their hands on a pair. As we look back, the shoe will go down as a moment in time, capturing the 2010-2011 Rookie of the Year’s official coming out party and the beginning of a potentially fruitful tenure as a Nike Basketball endorser.

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gump
gump

yall niqqas hella wack imma have to go wit da pewter foamposites or the electric blue foams very nice shoes bitches haha

Freshh
Freshh

Come on, banned one was crazy honestly a AJ 1 retro with nike tag and premium leather! thats always a good shoe in my book

fps167
fps167

the Pine pros imo...

GERM$
GERM$

Jeremy scott adidas should not have ever made this list!

SMH
SMH

MJ don't need your p*ssy b!tch he on his own d!ck

Da Kang
Da Kang

pretty proud of my self this yr as a rookie sneakerhead... i allways had freash kicks but not this many.. my list goes 1.concords 2.bordeauxs 3.white cement,true blue,black cement,black history month (bhm),black flip retro 3s 4.space jam dunk lows 5.wolf grey,black metalic retro 5s 6.retro blue foamposite pro 7.air jordan 2011 black /black "the sleeper of the yr" many more cops but they didnt make the list tell me if i need to up my game or am i holdin us sneakerheads down...

Dribblezthagod
Dribblezthagod

I was the firsy person on youtube to review lebron 9 chinas miami night and the concords!

DWadeMVP
DWadeMVP

electric blue foams, cannon 9s, KD weatherman, pine greens, black cement

csole
csole

NIKE AIR MAG #1

truth
truth

sb's shit on all of these. thats gonna be the shoe of the decade

SoCalFresh619
SoCalFresh619

My number 1 sneaker would have to be the wolf grey 5's fuck all that concord hype

Yeah
Yeah

Please don't put Concords as number 1, Concords deserve to be in the list but I feel as though they shouldn't even make the top 5, and remember Jordan Brand isn't the only brand that makes sneakers.

Kenny
Kenny

it was a great year, tooo bad it hurt money wise

@JayFresh704
@JayFresh704

i got Pewters, Pines, Black Cements, CONCORDS (OF COURSE)

Reggie
Reggie

Awesome pics and a great list. Nice job!!

@DCoffey23
@DCoffey23

Best list I've seen so far... Number 1 and 2 is a toss up tho. Let's do 1a, 1b.

Nick Nvz
Nick Nvz

well i cant choose so im just going to choose the Nike Air MAGS , jordans retro 1 banned , lebron miami nights .

Ant
Ant

Concords

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