The glory days of sneakers may have occurred in the '80s and '90s, but 2015 really was a banner year for footwear as a whole. It saw brands create new technology that looked stellar, recreate quality retro product, and even snag up celebrities to produce original shoes.

What was positive about 2015 wasn't just that Jordan Brand celebrated its 30th anniversary and made the sneakers we'd been waiting on (although that happened), but that there was a strong variety of shoes for everyone. Those who were waiting for the new flagship Air Max model weren't disappointed, neither were the folks who were waiting to see what kind of magic adidas could cook up to make a run at Nike.

Then there was Kanye West.

Rappers had gotten their own sneakers before: some good, some downright awful. But adidas had a plan for Kanye. The brand used its Boost technology to, literally, boost West's first two sneaker designs, also using its other proprietary invention, Primeknit, to complete the Yeezy Boost 350—one of this year's most-talked-about shoes.

That wasn't even half of this calendar year, though, as there were bringbacks of Nike running sneakers, ASICS models being given premium makeovers, and more. To simplify things, there were no collaborations put on this list. With that said, here are The Best Sneakers of 2015.

The debate starts now.