It’s time to look back at some of the best sneaker releases of 2021! We asked you on Instagram about your best sneaker release of 2021. Out of all the answers we picked the 5 most answered sneakers. Let’s take a look!
1. Jordan 3 A Ma Maniére & Jordan 1 A Ma Maniére
The Jordan 3 A Ma Maniére and the Jordan 1 A Ma Maniére were the most answered and we see why! It’s not only the timeless design that makes these sneakers so good, it’s also the beautiful story behind these designs.
James Whitner, founder of A Ma Maniére, designed the sneaker. He chooses to design a Jordan 3 silhouette, because the Jordan 3 were the first Jordans his mother bought for him when he was younger. His design is inspired by his mother, a powerful woman. His admiration for his mother and for all other black women, together with years of design expertise, have resulted in this amazing sneaker with an even more amazing story.
There’s also a beautiful message behind the Jordan 1 A Ma Maniére. @Maniere_usa: “Inspired by the realities of daily life in Black communities across the country, the A Ma Maniére Air Jordan 1 is a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity and a testament to the power of unity. Every detail serves to make this moment special for our communities and beyond, empowering and uplifting every voice.”
The Jordan 3 A Ma Maniére and the Jordan 1 A Ma Maniére definitely deserve a spot in the list of best sneaker releases of 2021, don't you think?
2. Nike Air Max 1 x Patta 'Wave'
There’s absolutely no chance you have missen the Nike Air Max 1 x Patta ‘Wave’ pack. They’re all over social media, they definitely deserve a spot in the list of best sneaker releases from this year. Patta releases them in 4 different colorways, the Nike Air Max 1 x Patta ‘Monarch’, Nike Air Max 1 Patta ‘Noise Aqua’, Nike Air Max 1 Patta ‘ Rush Maroon’ and the Nike Air Max 1 Patta ‘Black’. Which one is your favorite?
The mudguard on these Air Max 1’s caught the eye immediately. They didn’t used a straight line, they used a wavy mudguard. The first time ever Nike changed the mudguard on an Air Max 1.
3. Nike Dunk Low SB Parra
The Nike Dunk SB Low ‘Parra’ is a piece of art! Did you already know that Piet Parra is a Dutch artist? With the Nike Dunk Low SB Parra, Piet Parra highlights his surreal take on pop art. If you already familiar with his artwork, you will recognize it immediately!
4. Jordan 1 Low Travis Scott x Fragment & Jordan 1 High Travis Scott x Fragment
The Jordan 1 Low Travis Scott x Fragment and the Jordan 1 High Travis Scott x Fragment were both a collaboration we were waiting for. The inspiration for these pairs comes from a Jordan 1 Royal press sample from 1985. And like the previous Travis Scott collabs, they brought back the signature reverse Swoosh. And of course the Fragment and Cactus Jack logos are debased on the heel. Did you get your hands on these pairs?
5. Nike Dunk Low x Off-White the 50
The news that Virgil passed away on the 28th of November 2021, after fighting a battle against cancer in silence since 2019, came unexpected. Virgil was known as the founder of Off-White and creative director of Louis Vuitton. He brought streetwear into luxury fashion and forever changed the sneaker culture with his iconic Nike collaborations. So did he with ‘The 50’ pack. Abloh released not 1, but 50 different colorways of the Dunk Low x Off-White. SNKRS app didn’t released on one day, but during a whole week.
There were so many good releases in 2021, but we’ve chosen to take a closer look at the ones with the most votes! What was your favorite sneaker release of 2021?
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