The 50 Best Sneakers Of 2013

2013 was a great year for sneakers, and you didn’t have to be a sneaker-head to appreciate some of the year’s releases. With Jordans creating lines around the corner and Ronnie Fieg setting the internet ablaze, there were many kicks that would’ve upgraded any closet. KD took the streets and courts by storm while New Balance made a few smart decisions of their own. Retros were as strong as ever, and collaborations were no slouch either. This is a list of the 50 best sneakers this year, and we’re willing to bet a few of these ended up in your closet.

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  • Nike-Air-Max-Lunar-90
    Nike Air Max Lunar 90
  • Air-Jordan-I-Royal-Blue-Black
    Air Jordan I Royal Blue/Black
  • Air-Jordan-1-BlackRed
    Air Jordan I Black/Red
  • Ronnie-Fieg-x-New-Balance-1600-Daytona
    Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 "Daytona"
  • Concepts-x-New-Balance-998-
    Concepts x New Balance 998
  • Reebok-Answer-DMX-10-BlackGold
    Reebok Answer DMX 10 Black/Gold
  • AIr-Jordan-XII-Playoff-
    Air Jordan XII "Playoff"
  • Air-Jordan-III-88
    Air Jordan III "88"
  • Nike-Zoom-Flight-The-Glove
    Nike Zoom Flight "The Glove"
  • Air-Jordan-IV-'Toro'
    Air Jordan IV "Toro"
  • Nike-HTM-FLyknit
    Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka
  • Nike-Lebron-XI
    Nike LeBron XI
  • Nike-Lebron-X-'Cork'
    Nike LeBron X "Cork"
  • Nike-Flyknit-Racer-Multicolor
    Nike Flyknit Racer "Multicolor"
  • Supreme-x-Nike-Flyknit-Lunar-1
    Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar 1
  • size--x-Nike-Air-Huarache
    size ? x Nike Air Huarache
  • Ronnie-Fieg-x-ASICS-Gel-Lyte-V-Volcano
    Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte V "Volcano"
  • Ronnie-Fieg-x-ASICS-Gel-Lyte-II-ECP
    Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte II "ECP"
  • Reebok-Shaqnosis
    Reebok Shaqnosis
  • Reebok-Answer-I-“Georgetown”
    Reebok Answer I "Georgetown"
  • adidas-Mutombo
    adidas Mutombo
  • ASAP-Rocky-x-Jeremy-Scott-x-adidas-Originals-JS-Wings-2.0-Black-Flag
    A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott "Black Flag"
  • Air-Jordan-Retro-Grape
    Air Jordan V Retro "Grape"
  • AirJordan4-Green-Glow
    Air Jordan IV "Green Glow"
  • BWGH-x-Puma-R968
    BWGH x Puma R968
  • Brooklyn-Projects-x-Nike-SB-Dunk-Low-Walk-of-Fame
    Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk Low "Walk of Fame"
  • Margiela-x-Converse-Jack-Purcell
    Maison Martin Margiela x Converse Jack Purcell
  • Nike-SB-Zoom-Janoski
    Nike SB Zoom Janoski
  • Supreme-x-Vans-'Power,-Corruption-&-Lies'
    Supreme x Vans "Power Corruption Lies"
  • Nike-Zoom-Kobe-8-'Year-of-The-Snake'-Pack
    Nike Zoom Kobe 8 "Year of The Snake" Pack
  • Air-Jordan-3-Fire-Red
    Air Jordan III "Fire Red"
  • Nike-Kobe-8-What-The-Kobe
    Nike Kobe 8 "What The Kobe"
  • Nike-Air-Force-1-Duckboot
    Nike Air Force 1 "Duckboot"
  • Nike-Zoom-Kobe-Venomenon
    Nike Zoom Kobe "Venomenon"
  • Air-Jordan-XI-Gamma-Blue
    Air Jordan XI "Gamme Blue"
  • Air-Jordan-12-Gamma-Blue
    Air Jordan XII "Gamme Blue"
  • UBIQNewBalance1600“TheBenjamin”
    UBIQ x New Balance 1600 "The Benjamin"
  • New-Balance-Barber-Shop-Pack
    New Balance "Barber Shop" Pack
  • Ewing-Athletics-Ewing-33-Hi-–-White-_-Gum
    Ewing Athletics 33 Hi "White Gum"
  • Air-Jordan-4-“Bred”
    Air Jordan IV "Bred"
  • Air5Dor
    Air Jordan V "Doernbecher"
  • Nike-Lebron-10-What-The-MVP
    Nike LeBron X "MVP"
  • Nike-KD-6-Seat-Pleasant
    Nike KD 6 "Pleasant"
  • Nike-Air-Foamposite-One-–-Sport-Royal
    Nike Air Foamposite One Grey/Royal Blue
  • NikeAirFoampositePro“ArmyCamo”
    Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Army Camo"
  • Nike-Roshe-Run-FB
    Nike Roshe Run FB
  • Nike-Roshe-Run-FB-Leopard
    Nike Roshe Run FB "Leopard"
  • Air-Jordan-1-OG-High-Shadow
    Air Jordan I OG High "Shadow"
  • Air-Jordan-8-Playoffs
    Air Jordan VIII "Playoffs"
  • Reebok GL 6000 %22Red:Navy:White%22
    Reebok GL 6000 Red/Navy/White

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  • Slame_Wallace

    Pic 35 & 36. Air Jordan XI “Gamme Blue”. Should be Gamma**

  • a_emme

    how 10 of the ‘hottest kicks of 2013′ are re-makes / retros? And not even first runs either. They’ve re-released those black and red Jordan 1′s how many times already?

  • Mez D

    St. Alfred Asics definitley shoulda been on here. Those Green Glow 4s were ugly too. And no Saucony’s? Only in Soho’s, the blue Play Cloths, and the cabin fevers were all dope

  • trevor

    No adidas’s at all?!?!?!?