It's that time of year again where we get the biggest sneaker heavyweights around one table to discuss the best sneakers of 2011. The roundtable is assembled of legendary producer/DJ/ATF front man DJ Clark KentNice Kicks' founder Matt Halfhill, Complex sneaker editor Russ Bengtson and Complex strategist and editor Joe La Puma, and Kith's very own Ronnie Fieg. Get ready for plenty of trash talk since we'll be dropping two videos every day this week until we get to the coveted number-one spot.

When DJ Clark Kent collaborates with Nike, you know good things are going to be the result, and that's the case with his "James Dean" LeBron 8. Clark's rendition on this LeBron marks a first for the year-end lists, in that it's the first unreleased shoe to make the Top 10. Not only was the concept awesome, the use of top-notch selvedge denim on the upper made these fit for a King. Check out why it cracked the Top 10 by pressing play above.

CHECK OUT THE #7 SNEAKER OF THE YEAR: RONNIE FIEG x ASICS GEL-LYTE III "SALMON TOES"

CHECK OUT THE #8 SNEAKER OF THE YEAR: THE CONCEPTS x NEW BALANCE 999 "KENNEDY"

CHECK OUT THE #9 SNEAKER OF THE YEAR: THE NICE KICKS x NEW BALANCE 1500

CHECK OUT THE #10 SNEAKER OF THE YEAR: THE NIKE AIR MAG