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Industry Insiders Reveal Their Sneaker of the Year

ComplexCon wrapped up this past Sunday, and one of the most heated panels of the even was for the Sneaker of the Year. The Off-White x Air Jordan 1 was consensus choice by the panel hosted by Joe La Puma and featuring Victor Cruz, Wale, Aleali May, DJ Clark Kent, Russ Bengtson, and J Balvin. But we wanted to see what other people who worked in the sneaker world had to say. So we scoured the ComplexCon floor and did some field research (no, I did not have a clipboard) to find out what the people behind your favorite stores, blogs, and Instagram accounts had to say.

Here are their picks for Sneaker of the Year.

 

Stalley – Rapper

Pick: Off-White x Air Jordan 1

Brandon Edler – Content Manager, Finishline

Pick: John Elliot x Nike Vandal High

Mike Camargo, Sales and Marketing Consultant

Pick: Tom Sachs x Nike MarsYard 2.0

Deon Point – Creative Director, Concepts

Pick: Off-White x Nike Air Presto

Jimmy Gorecki – Marketing, No.One

Pick: Nike Air Force 1 “Roc-A-Fella”

Racks – Reseller

Pick: Off-White x Air Jordan 1

Ricardo Rodriguez  – Marketing, Jimmy Jazz

Pick: Off-White x Nike Air Presto

Kenny Gonzales– Collector

Pick: Kaws x Air Jordan IV

Suraj Kaufman– Owner, Sneaker Room

Pick: Nike VaporMax

Jeff Carvalho  – Exec. Editor, High Snobiety

Pick: Off-White x Nike Air Presto

Peter Jansson – Co-owner, Sneakersnstuff

Pick: Nike Air Zoom Spiridon

Pete Gibaldi– Host, The Premium Pete Show

Pick: Nike VaporMax

Ankur Amin-Chief Officer, Extra Butter/Renarts

Pick: Off-White x Nike Air Presto

Josh Luber – CEO, StockX

Pick: Kaws x Air Jordan IV

Anthony Racaniello – Marketing Manager, Laptstone & Hammer

Pick: Off-White x Nike Air Presto

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