What are the best sneakers of 2009? To answer this question, we assembled a panel of sneaker experts, including Matt Halfhill (founder of NiceKicks.com), DJ Clark Kent (God's favorite DJ), Mayor (AF1 King), Chris Vidal (ALIFE Manager), and Wil Whitney (head coach of 21 Mercer and founder of Nom de Guerre). Last week, each expert shared their personal Top 10, and now everyone is coming together to determine the official Top 10 Sneakers of 2009. We even caught the whole debate on video.
2009 concluded with the Amsterdam shop Patta dropping multiple colorways of the Air Max 1, with one being better than the next. The Patta crew celebrated its 5 year anniversary in 2009, and the Air Max 1 was the greatest of the collectives year of collaborations. The Patta Air Max was widely regarded as a top release of the year, and the four-part series included a multi-colored multi-material Air Max 1, a purple denim colorway, a green denim colorway, and the black version that just released that is just about as hot fire as it gets. Chris Vidal points out in the accompanying video that different people on the panel liked different colorups for different reasons, what was your favorite? Check the video below, and stay tuned until tomorrow when we'll drop the #1 sneaker of the year!
Check back tomorrow for the #1 Sneaker Of The Year!!
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #3 sneaker, the Air Jordan XI "Space Jam"
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #4 sneaker, the Air Jordan III "True Blue".
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #5 sneaker, the Reebok 20th Anniversary Pump "Bring Back.
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #6 sneaker: The Nike Foamposite Eggplant
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #7 sneaker: The Clot x Nike Air Force 1
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #8 sneaker: The Converse x UNDFTD Poor Man's Weapon
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #9 sneaker: The Nike SB Bruin
PREVIOUSLY: Watch the video for the #10 sneaker: The Nike Air Yeezy:
• Matt Halfhill of NiceKicks.com's Top 10 Sneakers of 2009
• DJ Clark Kent's Top 10 Sneakers of 2009
• Mayor's Top 10 Sneakers of 2009
• Chris Vidal's Top 10 Sneakers of 2009
• Wil Whitney's Top 10 Sneakers Of 2009
• Complex's Top 100 Sneakers Of The Decade!