My Favorite Sneakers of 2013

December 31, 2013
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December 31, 2013 Nick Engvall

My Favorite Sneakers of 2013

Nick Engvall Best Sneakers of 2013

Choosing my favorite sneakers is a monumental task because I really do love sneakers. I also feel differently everyday about what my favorite shoe is, so you can imagine trying to revisit the hundreds that release over the course of a year. 2013 was one of the best years ever for sneaker fans. From collaborations from Packer Shoes, Sneakersnstuff and BAIT, to new designs like the Jordan XX SE and Nike Huarache Turf Lax, and the increasingly popular retro models from Reebok and ASICS to always on the shelf “retros” like the Air Max and Air Jordan lines, there was quality offerings all year long.

A couple things about my list for this year…I left off the Air Jordan III “88” because, no matter how many times I see that exact shoe, no sneakers will inspire me the way and rustle the memories the way those shoes do. It’s essentially in a world of its own. These shoes are the ones that I purchased or was given. There are a handful of others that I will list separately but I didn’t want to be telling people my “favorite shoes of the year” were shoes that I don’t own. I also just recently moved and don’t have access to all of my shoes, Big Sean x adidas Pro Model, Ice T x Vans Sk8-Hi and the “Knicks” Air Jordan would both be on the list and be ranked very high.

I’ve added a feature that lets you simply use your arrow keys left and right to go through the list as easily as possible. Please let me know what you think and if you created a “best of” sneaker list, leave me the link in the comments so I can check out your choices.


Nick Engvall

Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.

Comments (10)

  1. 1
    Jake Pulver

    Jake’s Take – Top Sneakers of 2013

    Hope you have a solid New Years’ Eve/Day!

  2. 1
    Chad Washington

    Definitely agree with you on the SNS dmx run. Still looking for a second pair.

    What’re your thoughts on frank the butchers 10|15 pair?

      • 1
        Chad Washington

        Definitely I was geeked when I got my pair in the mail. The materials that have been used on the Reebok’s this year have been insane. And the cordura material I thought was a nice touch.

      • 1
        Chad Washington

        Yes!!! Packer still has a few pairs left in my size and debating to pull the trigger. I have to get my kamikazes first though… That’s my 7th grade Jr high school memory pair lol. I damn near fell out of my seat when vashe posted that they were going back into production.

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