2018 was an incredible year in sneakers, and 2019 followed with some absolute bangers as well. Last year I broke down the top 25 pairs of the year, but this year I was able to narrow it down to a top 15. Check out the top 15 sneakers of 2019:

#15 Jordan 1 Low SB UNC
#14 Jordan 1 Low SB Midnight Navy
#13 Nike Air Force 1 Low Travis Scott Cactus Jack
#12 Nike SB Dunk Low Staple Panda Pigeon
#11 Nike Air Force 1 Low Off-White MCA University Blue
#10 Jordan 6 Retro Travis Scott
#9 Nike SB Dunk High Dog Walker
#8 Nike Air Max 1 Susan Missing Link
#7 Nike LD Waffle Sacai
#6 Jordan 1 Retro Low OG SP Travis Scott
#5 Jordan 1 Retro High OH Defiant SB LA to Chicago
#4 Adidas Yeezy 350 v2 Triple Black
#3 Nike Air Max 90 Off-White Desert Ore
#2 Jordan 11 Retro Playoffs Bred
#1 Jordan 1 Retro High Travis Scott

(all images sourced from product pages on the StockX app)

Nike/Jordan/Travis Scott absolutely dominated 2019. There were some decent releases from Adidas and the others, but aside from the triple black 350s there wasn’t much coming close to cracking my top sneakers of the year list. The majority of the Off-White collaborations were abysmal, with the MCA AF1 the only one making the top 15.

Personally, I was lucky enough to get my hands on 7 of the top 15. After years of not getting my hands on bred 11s, I was able to double up on the all-time sneaker great. Looking back, though, the Travis Scott Jordan 1 highs will go down as the most iconic sneaker of 2019. The reverse swoosh seems so simple, but it’s an absolute game-changer in the sneaker world, and is a pair that will stand the test of time. Did I leave your favorite kicks of 2019 out? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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