There are a LOT of sneakerheads out there. Some of you have been around for a long time, but many of you are new to the sneaker game. Kicks like the Yeezy 2′s, “Galaxy” Foamposites, and the LeBron 9 “South Beach” have created a monster. Kaine and I are here to give you our favorite Nike shoes of the last few years, because we love shoes just as much as you.
Air Yeezy 1
Release Date: April 4th, 2009
Colorways: Zen Grey/Light Charcoal & Black/Pink
This was the first time that we saw Kanye completely change the sneaker game. These limited releases started out at a mere $215.00,;but after the first release date, prices quickly soared over $1,000. If there are any ladies out there that would like to know the key to my heart, look at the Zen Grey/Charcoals….
Nike Air Mag “McFly”
Release Date: Limited Auction September 8, 2011 for Michael J. Fox Foundation
Colorways: Ummm… I don’t know how to describe spacely colors? Just look
The “Back To The Future” crazy kicks came to fruition last fall. In a fundraiser for Michael J. Fox’s foundation for Parkinson’s research, bids started out at $0.99, but soon reach higher than $3,000. These joints come stocked with a rechargeable battery pack and an electroluminescent out-sole. I’m jealous of the people that got their hands on them.- -Kaine
Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
Release Date: December 23, 2011
Colorway: White/Dark Concord-Black
These are my favorite Jordan’s of all time. I remember having these as a little kid. The Concords caused quite a ruckus, with fights breaking out all over the nation during its midnight release. They were more affordable, $180, than a lot of other highly anticipated releases. This is the only shoe in this list that I can say that I own fist pump.
Air Jordan Retro 1 (25th Anniversary)
Release Date: Early 2009
Colorway: Grey/White/Metallic Silver
Yo… these come in a metal briefcase. I’m not sure what else to even say about the shoe to start all shoes. The very first Jordan release was very limited in the beginning of 2009, but those that got their hands on them also got the briefcase as an added bonus. I’m not sure if I could ever wear these out without blinding people.
“I’m a raging bull when the needle drops… for the record, I’ma wreck it, even if the record don’t pop…” Kendrick Lamar’s raging bull words were immortalized on Game’s “The City,” just as Michael Jordan’s raging bull tendencies were immortalized with this specialized suede version of the Air Jordan V. The red suede looks nice against my second favorite jordan silhouette.
So, there you have it. What did you like? What did you hate? Did we miss something? JUST HOW DOPE IS OUR KICK GAME? Leave a comment below and let us know.
We’d also like to throw a special shout out to Kelso’s Kicks for their passion for sneakers and help with this piece.