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Sneaker News Top 30 Sneakers of 2011

December 29th, 2011 by / 40


#24 – AIR JORDAN VII ‘YEAR OF THE RABBIT’

The ‘Year of the Rabbit’ began on February 3rd, 2011, and with it came, perhaps, the strongest collection of Chinese New Year-themed sneakers we’ve ever seen. Even before the turn of the lunar calendar, we saw Nike Sportswear come through with a couple of Tennis Classics and one of the most luxurious Air Force 1 Lows seen in quite a while, both in terms of materials and packaging, but as we all know, not many things get the sneaker world as excited as a special edition Air Jordan Retro and rumors were in the air. Right around that time in January, the Japanese retailer Kinetics collaborated with purveyors of sneakerhead hottie gear for a ‘Year of the Bunny’ tee that turned out to be an insightful foreshadow of things to come with their spotlighting of the Air Jordan VII ‘Hare’.

That model had most recently retroed as part of holiday 2008′s VII/XVI Countdown Pack, so if Jordan Brand was to revisit the Bugs Bunny-inspired look for the Year of the Metal Hare, a few changes would be needed to make this classic look fresh for the special occasion. The Air Jordan VII Retro ‘YOTR’ did just that, applying a slightly altered color scheme and premium materials, combined with luxurious packaging to create one of the highest quality Air Jordan Retros of 2011. Alongside the Air Jordan VII version, the ornate gold-on-red box also wound up housing an Air Jordan 2011, as well as the AJ2011 Q Flight that came a few months later. All were quite limited in nature, leading to high demand, especially for the Air Jordan VII, which remains a standout in the memorable 2011 Year of the Rabbit collection and one of the most sought after Air Jordan Retro releases 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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