The Best Sneakers of 2019

From Travis Scott Air Jordans to Sacai Nikes and Air Force 1 collaborations, this is the year in sneakers.

Best Sneakers of 2019
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Best Sneakers of 2019

The last 12 months were absolutely loaded with sneaker releases. With sneaker culture as mainstream as it has ever been, dozens of new styles are hitting retailers on a weekly basis now. Sifting through 52 weeks of worth of drops isn’t easy, especially with so many big collaborations to speak on, but we did our best to narrow it to a top 10 that accurately represents the competitive year.

Sacai gave new life to a runner from the ’70s, long-anticipated Air Jordan colorways returned, and guys like Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh continued their impressive runs with Nike. That isn’t even all of it, either. 

Here is our definitive list of the best sneakers of 2019.

10. Nike Adapt BB

Nike Adapt BB

9. Aimè Leon Dore x New Balance 997

Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 997

8. Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 "Alien"

Adidas Yeezy 380 Alien

7. G-Dragon x Nike Air Force 1

G Dragon x Nike Air Force 1

6. Travis Scott x Air Jordan VI

AIr Jordan 6 Travis Scott

5. Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike VaporMax 2019

Cactus Plant Flea Market Nike VaporMax

4. Air Jordan IV "Black/Cement"

air jordan 4 bred

3. Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 "MCA"

Off White NIke Air Force 1 MCA

2. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1

Travis Scott Air Jordan 1

1. Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle

sacai ld waffle