As 2009 comes to a close, Complex will be releasing a series of lists recapping the year's best, from albums to girls. To kick things off, we put together a celebrity panel of sneaker heads to help us determine the best kicks of 2009. We recruited Matt Halfhill (Nicekicks.com), DJ Clark Kent (God's favorite DJ and sneaker connoisseur), Mayor (AF1 king), Wil Whitney (Founder of Nom de Guerre and Nike 21 Mercer Head Coach), and Chris Vidal (ALIFE manager), along with Complex sneaker experts Bradley Carbone and Joe La Puma. Nothing's getting by this team.
Before we drop the panel's official top 10, we're giving each of our trusted contributors the chance to tell you about their personal favorites. Today we're taking a look at DJ Clark Kent's Top Ten Sneakers of 2009...
#10: Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary Bringback
CK SAYS: "The Reebok Bringback collection was the perfect execution of a retro. The white and blue and the black and white are great concepts, great retros, and then the shop collection was done right. There were too many that were good. To me, none of them were whack, which never happens. Some where better than others, but the execution of bringing that back and getting all those guys to do shoes was done right. That shoe was desirable when we were young, and this was the way to pay homage to it."