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Sneaker News Top 30 Sneakers of 2011

December 29th, 2011 by / 40


#17 – CONCEPTS x NEW BALANCE 999 ‘KENNEDY’

Boston boutique, Concepts, is no stranger to calling on seaside inspiration for their sneaker collabos. First it was the Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Lobsters’, but this time around, instead focusing on the murky depths, they paid tribute to some Massachusetts heritage from above the water. Serving up an homage to sailing culture in the Northeast via the overlooked New Balance 999, these suede and mesh runners came in a luxurious and super-clean mixture of grey and khaki that pretty much nailed the preppy look you’d expect from a sailing-inspired shoe from a sneaker shop that’s right down the street from Harvard. The Kennedy’s captured the class of their namesake, with the nautical flag detailing found on the tongue tag and nylon lining standing in for JFK’s well known passion for sailing. Never one to slack on the presentation, the Concepts team even threw in a

complimentary tote bag, a few pairs of extra laces, and a dope hang tag as well as some matching apparel and accessories to make this release a complete package. In a market where sneaker companies are constantly slimming down, the Kennedy’s stood out as the product of a team who is always willing go the extra mile to make their releases stand out. Anyone who tried to pick up a pair from Concepts on the release date knows that these were a hot item, with the phone lines jammed for hours on end. Those who missed out breathed a collective sigh of relief though, when they popped up at a few other premium New Balance spots across the US to spread the love a bit. Last year, it was Burn Rubber with the MT580, and this time around, the CNCPTS x New Balance 999 ‘Kennedy’ hands down took the crown as the must-have NB collaboration release of the year.

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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