Russ Bengtson has been doing this for a long time, and by "this" we don't just mean writing in the third person. As the sneaker editor of Complex, he wears a lot of sneakers, buys a lot of sneakers, and keeps a whole mess of them in his office (sorry, Nick Engvall). Here's Russ Bengtson's Top 10 Sneakers of 2012.
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