December 30, 2011 BY John Kim / 32
Whenever you get a group of five well-known sneakerheads with clear differences in opinion together to do a Top 10 list, you’ll always get a few clashes and some entertaining video footage. Complex just completed its Top 10 sneakers of the year, featuring a video recorded discussion of their panel debates. As stated before, the strong opinions don’t always align, but the panel, consisting of Russ Bengtson, Joe La Puma, Ronnie Fieg, DJ Clark Kent, and Matt Halfhill, eventually come together to decide on the year’s best sneakers. Where will the Concords and Nike Mags fall? Check out the Complex Top 10 sneakers of the year below and let us know what you think.
#10 – Nike Mag 2011
#9 – Nice Kicks x New Balance 1500
#8 – CNCPTS x New Balance 999 ‘The Kennedy’
#7 – Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III ‘Salmon Toe’
#6 – DJ Clark Kent x Nike LeBron 8 ‘James Dean’
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This make no sense to me at all. These guys voted for the top 10 sneakers of 2011 all decided to vote their own shoes into the top 10? And they think this is normal? The EXACT opposite of an objective top list for 2011. They should have left all of their shoes out since none of them truly to deserve to be on any top 10 list for the year.
This list is horrible, and too Jordan heavy. They couldn't throw an SB on there? These guys are on hype patrol. If it didn't cause people to line up, they don't care about it. None of them are right. But Concords do belong on the list, and they should be #1 just because of the sheer chaos caused over them. I think it would be better if Concords were the only Jordan on the list. Nike Mags would have been #2 on my list. I don't have a pair. But c'mon, it's Mags. Ronnie Fieg's shoes all look like they're for women. Worst list in years. 3's on the list twice? Just pick one, and stfu. Arguing like children over a stupid list. It doesn't even matter. Draw your own conclusions. Your list won't be the same as mine, or anyone elses.
I purchased few black cement because i honestly want it them bad, but sadly and unfortunately they were returned because of the lack of quality, the shoe was falling on me before i even wore them... Not one pair, but two damn freaking pair... The toe was separated with a gap, stiching and cement print chew up, all type of bad... The list on the other hand is grade 6/10 imo...
Horrible. Those Lebrons, Both New Balance, and those Asics should be burned, I wouldn't wear any of those if you paid me. Garbage!!
LMAO @ Clark Kent putting his own shoe that nobody else could buy on the list. That denim pair is not even a top 5 LeBron 8 colorway.
as much as i try to act like i dont cared that i missed the concord when i hear sombody talk about them like that it realy makes me wish i got them
I do not understand this...the cement 3s released in 2008 with the cdp...oversaturation in the market....with the choas of the concords how can they not be the best release of the year
just happy the concords didn't get number 1, the white is wack, the black ones on the other hand amazing!!! Fuck Fieg, the salmon was hot but. not top ten hot, and def agree @ toronto. New Balances are Blah. where was the Jordan XII.
honestly from a regualr sneakerhead i think this was poorly done how can shoes that everyone didnt even get a fair chance to get be on the list and even worst shoes that didnt even come out like come on they need to pull like 5 or 6 die hard sneakerheads and let them do the list cause this is bs check out my video on the concords youtube.com/denice3293
Worst list yall done. im pretty sure yall have black cement 3s as #1. Only because dj clark kent. Where is banned 1 on this list i remmber when sneakerheads always wanted nike air bacl, good quality, a new box, more stuff in thr box. For crying out loud they gve us 3 laces to choose from and diffrent insoles are u kidding me!!!!! Banned 1s were on real sneakerheads list sorry. Yall to scared of kent he said himself he didnt like the 1s, and this is why its not on there?he still likes forces, get him out this table. Banned 1 best release since 99 when good quality was around and nike air. I thught it was complex best sneaker of 2011 not dj clark kent best sneaker of 2011. Get outta here. Like Reply
DJCK is the only guy who makes sense. Joe la pumas hype beast bitch ass should be banned frmo his own panel, and fuck Ronnie fieg too. hype beast ass. I dare you to release one of your gay asics as general release. and watch how many times u have to put them on sale
true, rest are clowns and that bitch ronnie fag is a coward, release more instead of 200 if you are so god damn ahead of the curve you might notice there are 307 mil people in the US
I agreed with the above statments but let me add my 2 cents. 1. what the fuck is the criteria to make this list? Is it to be "specially" made by some fag with limited(if not) zero swag! 2. How the hell is this even a real list with two fucking new balances on it and a very elementary pair of asics? And what kind of world do we live in where the mag is 10th on this haphazard list? I understand the significance of the addidas run dmc(and they are undoubtably a classic) but this list is suppose to be about style and all the shit that came out this year and these made it!? And im smh@ the fact that the royal blue foams are on here when they arent even the best foam colorway!!!!! And why are the 3s rpresented twice? great shoe but both cways cant make this list especially when there is a mountain of quality replacements! I will end with this ............. THE LIST IS TRASH .... THE PANEL IN TRASH ...... PERIOD !!!!!!!
ye what bought supreme, pata , nike , atmos your a hype beast its called reserving the market hes a designer with two stores not a brand. go wear your jays because mike told you too