Top 10 sneakers 2018, it’s been one hell of a year.

2018 has been a spectacular year for streetwear and especially for sneakers. This past year a lot of hyped sneakers have been released. It wasn’t always easy entering all these raffles and taking so many L’s. The Magnify team made a handpicked list of what we think are the top ten best sneakers of 2018 and as expected, that wasn’t easy. When we look back, it’s safe to say this year has been one of the biggest and best in recent history. Entering raffles, battling against bots and taking L’s.

Let’s hope 2019 will be even better!


10. Nike React Element 87 Sail Light Bone

Top 10 sneakers 2018
Nike

We have seen a lot of this silhouette in 2018 a lot of colorways came out. This Sail/Light Bone colorway is the one that made our list at #10. Just before the release of this shoe the internet was going crazy about the shoe, some even said this would be the sneaker of the year.

9. Daniel Arsham x Adidas Futurecraft 4D

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Adidas

This is one of the 4D shoes that Adidas came out with this year. But this mint green shoe is the one that made it to our #9 spot. This futuristic shoe has a hidden feature: when it’s exposed to UV light the 3 stripes on the side of the shoe will show and future will appear on the toebox.

8. Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low

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Nike

The Off-White x Air Force 1 Low was the last Off-White x Nike shoe to release in 2018. It came out in 2 colorways: black and volt. This shoe unlike the other Off-white x Nike shoes also came out in toddler and baby sizes.

7. Off-White x Converse Chuck 70

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Converse

Off-White and Converse released 2 versions of the Chuck 70. The first release made it to our list. We saw a lot of translucent uppers this year, but on the Off-White x Converse chuck 70 it was executed best.

6. Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 ‘Animal’

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Nike

The original Animal Pack released back in 2007. This new version of the Animal Pack made in collaboration with Atmos is pretty similar. The biggest difference from the old pairs is the black detailing on the upper which used to be white. This shoe has tiger, leopard, zebra and pony printed upper with a red swoosh.

5. Nike Air Max 1 ‘Parra’

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Nike

The first collaboration with Dutch artist Piet Parra in over a decade. This unique colorway on the Air Max 1 makes it really stand out. The different patterns on each piece of the upper and the embroidery on the shoe makes this shoe stand out from the rest. The shoe released on July 21 along with a matching tracksuit and the Air Spiridon in the same colorway.

4. Nike Air Jordan 1 Not For Resale Varsity Maize

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Nike

This shoe has been one of the most controversial shoes of the year. Stores even made people walk out of the store with the shoes on for anti-resale purposes. These shoes have been made as a statement to the sneaker community. The shoe has lettering all over saying: Not for resale, Wear me, Please crease, General Release and No Photos. The shoe came out in 2 colorways: Varsity Red and Varsity Maize. The Varsity Maize colorway was the most limited colorway and resells for over €1000.

3. Off-White x Nike Jordan 1 UNC

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Nike

The Off-White x Nike Jordan 1 “UNC” was the 3rd colorway to release for this silhouette. This is colorway is in honor of The University of North Carolina. The shoe has the typical Off-White branding on the shoe and the Off-White tag. Even though this colorway wasn’t as hyped as the “Chicago” or “NRG” colorway this shoe still belongs in our top 3 sneakers of 2018.

2. Off-White x Nike Air Max 97 ”Menta”

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Nike

The Off-White x Nike Air Max 97 “Menta” has to be our favorite Nike x Off-White shoe that came out this year. The wolf grey upper and the gradient swoosh go so well together. The sneaker is one of the last sneakers from “The Ten” collection.

1. Nike Air Max 1/97 ‘Sean Wotherspoon’

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Nike

The number 1 shoe on the list is the Air Max 1/97 Sean Wotherspoon. Which released on Air Max day 2018 (26-03-2018). The shoe has a corduroy upper from the Air Max 97 and  Air Max 1 sole. The combination of these 2 silhouettes and usage of color and corduroy is what makes this shoe unique and that’s why it’s #1 on our list.

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