Our friends over at Sneaker News have started their annual countdown of the top 30 sneakers of the year. The intro photograph gives a taste of the sneakers to be featured, which is compelling as is. Sneaker News' list "serves as a year-end highlight reel for 2012′s biggest headlines" and should bring back some good memories for most 'heads. Check out the list and pre-order the book version over at Sneaker News.