December 29th, 2011 by Aaron Kr.
‘Tis the season for year-end recaps, and we couldn’t be any prouder to unveil our annual Top 30 Sneakers of the year list. “Best of” lists are a dime a dozen these days, so here at Sneaker News, we like to really go the extra mile in our efforts to pinpoint the top sneaker releases and stories of the past year. After the exhaustive process of choosing and narrowing down all the selections, each of the 30 shoes is ranked by the members of the Sneaker News team, with the eventual averages determining the final order. While we recognize that these lists are completely subjective, we stand by our selections, and with the staggering wallet-draining onslaught of juicy sneaker releases that the year had to offer, we can guarantee that there will be something for everyone. In addition to the stellar crop of 2011 footwear, we’re also excited to introduce some new features of the yearly SN Top 30 extravaganza – a gorgeous HD slideshow gallery for each selection, an editors’ picks section at the end and even a Top 30 book coming soon. You’re really in for a treat this time around, so clear your schedule and head over to flip through our HD gallery right here for the Top 30 Sneakers of 2011.
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December 29th, 2010 by Aaron Kr.
Last year’s Sneaker News Top 30 list was a smash hit with readers, so with 2010 coming to a close, it’s time to get down to business again and reveal our selections for the year’s best sneaker offerings. Anyone can make a list of their favorite sneakers, but the aim of the SN Top 30 is to capture a cross-section of the shoes that made the biggest impact on the sneaker world in the last year. After scouring all the countless kicks that dropped in 2010, we began narrowing down the best of the best and eventually put together what we felt to be a strong representation of the finest footwear to release during the last 365 days. The tentative top 30 choices were then passed along to members of our staff and other sneaker associates to rank from 1 to 30, with the average results eventually going on to become the final order for the official Sneaker News Top 30 Sneakers of 2010 list.
Head over to Sneaker News HD to keep reading and check out the complete Top 30 Sneakers of 2010 feature to see where your own personal favorites ranked on our list.
December 28th, 2009 by Aaron Kr.
“Best of” lists are usually a source of much controversy, as opinions will always differ on any debatable topic. So, when we started to put together our Top 30 Sneakers of 2009 list, we got as many opinions as possible, asking our entire staff and some friends in the industry to rank their favorites from the year. Each individual list was then indexed and used to create composite rankings, ensuring that a variety of opinions would be factored into the final list. The result is a comprehensive list of all the kicks that made our cut this year, along with some crisp photos and background info on each.
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