Sneaker News Top 30 Sneakers of 2011

December 29th, 2011 by | 42 comments



#18 – AIR JORDAN XIII ‘RAY ALLEN’ PE

As the longest tenured Jordan Brand athlete, Ray Allen practically invented the category of drool-worthy one-off PE colorways. If you dig deep enough to check out the snapshots from each era in his career, from the Bucks to the SuperSonics, to his current home in Boston, you’ll be hard pressed to take your eyes off the crazy footwear he’s been suited up in across the years. Matching his consistency in the shoe game is his incomparable ability to sink shots, specifically from behind the three-point line. After an accomplished career spent just outside the major market spotlight, Allen’s move to Boston finally put him with a squad capable of grabbing a ring, which they did in 2008. The championship run helped to validate his career, and with that task proudly under his belt, Sugar Ray embarked on his most epic personal achievement earlier this year – breaking the career record for three-point shots made in the NBA, with the crucial 2,612th shot finding its way to the hole on February 10th , 2011.

On Ray’s feet that historical night, were a special pair of Air Jordan XIII PE’s that immediately brought up questions in the sneaker world regarding whether or not they might actually see a retail release. To celebrate the occasion, Jordan Brand decided to spread the love around, making the Air Jordan XIII PE he wore as he broke the record available to the public, albeit in extremely limited numbers. Only the second Ray PE to hit retail after the House of Hoops exclusive Air Jordan VIII’s from 2008, these were gone in a heartbeat from the two retail spots that carried them in Boston and Miami. And with prices on the secondary market topping out close to the thousand dollar mark, we’re sure that nobody who managed to snatch these up is the least bit disappointed in their purchase. From the clean Celtics combo of white and green to the slick ‘Ray’ logo scrawled on the tongue, the Ray Allen 3-Point Record Air Jordan XIII was a player exclusive colorway done right, effectively capturing the milestone moment and providing fans with an insane commemorative sneaker memento.





40 comments
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

GERM$
GERM$

Oh yah, and you paid like $400 for the fake concords that Deftronic called you out on.

donadamsky
donadamsky

congrats, go tell someone who cares

sneakerme24
sneakerme24

yes but Jordan and Nike are the most hyped/popular brands in the world, why would you do a top 30 on shoes that won't get the attention and ratings that these shoes do

Jay
Jay

must be a mexican

mrELsenor
mrELsenor

lol...thanks for that laugh bro.

123
123

this guy rides rick ross' dick so hard its scary gay

gump
gump

hell yeh dude got da fakea$$ concords alot of ther cords is fake foreal cnt tell unless u know watchu lookin for like me bruh hahahaha

Dribblezthagod
Dribblezthagod

I CANT WAIT FOR THE JUST BLAZE SUPRAS TO DROP!!! IM COPPIN !!

GERM$
GERM$

NerfHandlez? Is that you?

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