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The official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown has finally made its way to the #1 spot! The Best Shoe of 2013 is (drumroll please….):

#1 – Nike LeBron X “Cork” 

“Nike’s capability of creating an upper of cork is what got my interest in these, not the exclusivity. Their creative use of unique materials for uppers over the last few years offers up many surprises…and ammunition for the hypebeasts.”@krvanch

“The Lebron X Cork is one of the most unique Nike shoes ever. These earned the reputation for being extremely fragile, but I still can’t help but applaud Nike engineers for pulling these off. I mean…they’re a performance shoe wrapped in a cork upper? What?!”@AndyOliverWPG

“The Lebron X cork is a shoe you apprecite in pictures, in hands, and on feet.”@DeadstockNYC

“A high performance basketball shoe turned into a casual silhouette with an entire cork upper… crazy.”@EricMatenaer

#2 – Air Jordan I “Royal”

#3 – Air Jordan III ’88 “Cement”

#4 – Nike FlyKnit Racer “Multi-Color”

#5 – Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

#6 – Nike Tech Challenge II “US Open”

#7 – Bape x Undefeated x adidas Originals ZX 5000

#8 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

 

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

“The sneaker world had developed a serious thirst for the Royal 1s over the last 10 plus years, and that combined with a pretty small distribution list made these one of the harder shoes to grab this year. I came up empty, so here’s hoping they don’t wait another 12 years to drop them again.”@AndyOliverWPG

“The Royal I was another supply and demand shoe EVERYONE wanted, but not enough to go around. I don’t EVER let allocations dictate if I love a shoe or not, but sadly I slept on these.”@DeadstockNYC 

“The best Jordan 1, hands down.”@EricMatenaer

#3 – Air Jordan III ’88 “Cement”

#4 – Nike FlyKnit Racer “Multi-Color”

#5 – Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

#6 – Nike Tech Challenge II “US Open”

#7 – Bape x Undefeated x adidas Originals ZX 5000

#8 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#3 – Air Jordan III ’88 “Cement”

“Feels like forever ago when these released, but the release was iconic, one of the best dunks burned into ANYONE from the ‘80s minds, and young kids today still watch on YouTube. The return of Nike Air.”@DeadstockNYC

“Some may ask how the Air Jordan III “88” isn’t number one on the list, and perhaps it’s a justifiable question. The return of the Nike Air on the heel tab, although a subtle change, does make for a significant difference in the appearance. This silhouette is timeless in both the Nike and Jordan stables, and this colorway is the best of any.”@krvanch

#4 – Nike FlyKnit Racer “Multi-Color”

#5 – Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

#6 – Nike Tech Challenge II “US Open”

#7 – Bape x Undefeated x adidas Originals ZX 5000

#8 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#4 – Nike FlyKnit Racer “Multi-Color”

“The Multicolored HTM Flyknits were probably the most sought after shoe of 2012, so a general release multi-color Racer was a no-brainer for Nike. These hold their own sitting side by side with the HTMs, and that says a lot.”  – @AndyOliverWPG 

“One of the first times a lot of hysteria was caused over an actual Nike performance running shoe. Multi-colored pattern was amazing for the summer and every shoes pattern was different, which made the shoes truly unique.”@EricMatenaer

#5 – Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

#6 – Nike Tech Challenge II “US Open”

#7 – Bape x Undefeated x adidas Originals ZX 5000

#8 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#5 – Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

“Cncpts always pushes out interesting concepts…hence the name. The C-Note is a great mix of subtle color-blocking with a great story.”@DeadstockNYC

“Safe to say Concepts killed it again with their new balance collab this year. Best New Balance to drop in 2013.”@EricMatenaer

#6 – Nike Tech Challenge II “US Open”

#7 – Bape x Undefeated x adidas Originals ZX 5000

#8 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

 #6 – Nike Tech Challenge II “US Open”

“The Air Tech Challenge II is one of my favorite models of all time, and I’ve been waiting anxiously for Nike to show them some love. The US Open version is incredible. The leather is shockingly good, and every detail rings true from the changes in leather texture, to the 3M. Not to mention the fact that this model have been dying for a dark makeup since they launched! More please.” – @AndyOliverWPG

“In 2013, Nike’s premiere endorser made his way back to Beaverton and the Swoosh started to take full advantage of that. They started off with two incredible colorways released in conjunction with Tennis’ summer majors. One steeped in tradition and with strict uniformity rules, the other, more of a rock and roll atmosphere encouraging its participants to let their hair down, NYC. Each shoe a perfect representative of the tournament.” – @krvanch

#7 – Bape x Undefeated x adidas Originals ZX 5000

#8 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

ASICS GEL Lyte V Volcano

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GEL Lyte V Volcano

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#8 Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GEL Lyte V “Volcano”

“RF releases used to be semi-smooth since it was people that were trying to branch out to try new brands, now sadly everyone wants to be “the other guy” thus making the RF ASICS hard to obtain. But with that being said,  the “Volcanos” simple colorblocking & subtle drips on the midsole make it a top 10 for me”.@DeadstockNYC

“The Ronnie Fieg “Volcano” Gel Lyte V is the best ASICS of the year. The Gel Lyte III was starting to feel a tad tired towards the end of 2013, and it was a breath of fresh air to have a new model collaborated on. I think the V is a more complicated model to color block, and these feature a super challenging colorway that sets the bar REALLY high for 2014 Gel Lyte V collabs.”@AndyOliverWPG

 

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72?

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

 

 

 

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#9 – Air Jordan V “Doernbecher” 

“I’ve long loved Nike’s involvement with the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, but I’ve never felt very strongly about a DB Jordan before this year. The Doernbecher Jordan V delivers on all levels. They’re fantastic looking, wearable shoes with an amazing story behind them. Isaac should be incredibly proud.”@AndyOliverWPG 

“The Doernbecher V was a bittersweet release—amazing shoe, great story, but the demand far exceeded the supply. However, if you were able to get your hands on these, its an amazing conversation piece on an old classic.”@DeadstockNYC

#10 – Air Jordan I “Black/Red”

#11 – Alfreds x ASICS Gel Lyte III

#12 - Nike Lunar FlyKnit Chukka

#13 – Air Jordan XX8 SE

#14 – Nike Air Python

#15 – Nike Free Flyknit

#16 – ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte III “East Coast Project”

#17 – Nike Zoom Flight Glove

#18 – Air Jordan I “Black Toe”

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

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