2018 was a massive year for sneakers in general, let alone Nike. We saw a lot from the sportswear titans and we have loved every last bit of it. After a lot of thought we have managed to filter down our 5 favorites from last year.

5. Air max 98 ‘Gundam’
The Air Max 98 came back to life on the 20th anniversary of the first release of the silhouette. For those who may have not recognized this shoe at the time, there was a strange sense of unjustified nostalgia. The colors are catching, the branding features the much loved ‘mini swoosh’ and this sneaker feels premium!

 

4. Element React 87
This was A brand new silhouette for 2018 and the focus was comfort. Nike delivered. It was designed with geometric data drawn from “everyday athletes” and uses materials such translucent textile. It looks fresh but feels familiar.

 

 

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3. Sean Wotherspoon X Air Max 1/97
A result of Air Max Day – one of the biggest days in the years in the sneaker world. In 2017 Nike fans had the chance to vote for their favorite “Revolution Air”. No wonder this design won the competition as it was two iconic Nike styles put together (Air Max 1 & Air Max 97). The materials and the colors used are wackier than the usual monochrome color scheme we see.

 

 

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2. Air Max 1 X Parra
Dutch artist Piet Parra was let loose on the incredible Air Max 1. Parra is no stranger to collaborating though as his relationship with Nike dates back to 2005 when their first release dropped. These sneakers also released with a matching tracksuit.

 

 

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1.  Air Jordan 1 X Union
As we are all aware, collaborations were a big focus in 2018 for the sneaker world and this one was not a letdown. This shoe feels very vintage, has a deconstructed look and takes inspiration from the Air Jordan 1 ‘Black toe’. You had to be on your toes to get a pair of these ones. Well deserved number 1.

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