by Matt Halfhill (@MattHalfhill)

You would have thought that we learned our lesson the first time. Yeah, right. Seeing that we'd already tackled the most influential people in sneaker history (thank you, jeff staple), it was high time we focused on The 50 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now. And who better to turn the job over to than Matt Halfhill, founder, owner and boss of Nice Kicks, the most influential sneaker site on the web (and quite the shop as well)? Matt declined to include himself on his own list—which he certainly would have been entitled to do, not least because his entire working life has revolved around sneakers—but to see who he did include, just click on through.