3. Air Jordan IV "Black/Red" Quality
Link: Air Jordan IV "Black/Red" is the #2 Sneaker of the Year
There is nothing surprising about the Air Jordan IV being released as a retro — we've come to anticipate Jordan retros. However, to have the black and red colorway come in such high quality was one of the best surprises of the year. It even pushed the classic sneaker into the No. 2 spot in our Top 10 Sneakers of the Year.