It's that time of year again. Time to reflect back on the best sneaker releases of the year and 2012 has been filled with memorable footwear moments. To determine the Top 10 Sneakers of 2012, we gathered a panel of experts for a round table battle discussion. The panel includes legendary DJ and sneaker expert, DJ Clark Kent, founder of Influence Mktg, Jay Corbin, founder and front man of Nice Kicks, Matt Halfhill, Ronnie Fieg of Kith, Jesse Villanueva of ALIFE, Frank the Butcher of Butcher's Block TV. Representing Complex in the discussions were Sneaker Editor Russ Bengtson and Director of Content Strategy Joe La Puma.
The HTM abbrevation stands for quality on its own but when it's combined with a technoligical advancement like Nike's Flyknit, it takes things to another level. The Nike Lunar Flyknit HTM NRG is a future classic we hope to see retro years from now. Click play to see how our panel decided in the Nike Lunar Flyknit HTM NRG as the #1 Sneaker of the Year.
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