2014 was a great year for sneakerheads starting with the release of the Prelude Pack to ending the year with some serious heat from the Fragment Air Jordan 1.
Our staff at Kicksologists took a look at all the best releases from this year, retro to collaborations to new releases and threw them all on the table to sort out the best 50 releases of the year.
50. Nike Air Foamposite Pro Volt
These Volts released in December, but were a much anticipated release for many foamheads.
49. Nike KD VII EXT Black Suede
These lifestyle kicks from the KD 7 line are probably the best colorway so far.
48. Nike KD VI Aunt Pearl
A classic colorway from the Kevin Durant signature shoe line continues it’s tradition of class and beauty.
47. Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Multicolor
Simple adjustments to the ankle support area make this flyknit runner a must have.
46. Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT Challenge Red
When leaks of these came out, comparisons to the Red Octobers were instantly made. Fire is not enough to describe the heat on these.
45. Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 Hot Lava
A lot of nostalgia releases this year came out and these Agassi kicks definitely hit home with a lot of sneakerheads.
44. Nike Lunarglide 6
Nike took advantage of the World Cup to release the 6 and show some futuristic designs that are sure to continue the solid reputation of these runners.
43. Adidas Primeknit Stan Smith
A simply perfect marriage of new tech with old school feel.
42. Nike ACG Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB
These military grade hiking boots just look amazing for urban wear.
41. Fragment Nike KD VI Elite
Hiroshi Fujiwara snuck thse KD 6’s in earlier this year and showed how clean the KD designs really are.
40. Concepts Reebok Insta Pump Fury
A design that got everyone thinking that Reebok teamed up with Versace, the team at Reebok really hit a homerun with these prints.
39. Ronnie Fieg Asics KFE
Combine a trip to Brazil, the World Cup and a New York City stud and you get these amazing designs for Asics.
38. Nike Kobe 9 EM Low Philippines
A true tribute to one of the greatest basketball & Kobe Bryant fans in the world.
37. Air Jordan 6 Retro Carmine
A much anticipated retro release from the team at Jordan Brand, these Carmines were definitely were a must grab.
36. Nike Dunk SB High Diamond
The sequel to the diamond lows, these SB high tops caused a lot of havoc at local skate shops.
35. Ricardo Tisci Nike Air Force 1
An amazing collaboration of high fashion and a street staple, Air Force 1.
This roll cage design brings in a new chapter into adidas runners.
33. A Bathing Ape Reebok Instapump Fury
A great collaboration gives this Fury an exotic look that can hang in today’s fashion.
32. J. Crew New Balance 998 Independence Day
A classic sneaker gets a classic look from the team at J.Crew. Definitely a must for the casual sneakerhead.
Roger Federer broke these out at the US Open and definitely broke necks as Jordan worked with Roger on the next chapter in Tennis fashion.
Still going strong with a lot of NBA players playing in these special edition Kobe 7s.
The same designer behind the Yeezy 2 gets the credit for creating these limited released runners.
27. Nike Zoom Hypercross
26. Nike Air Foamposite One Wheat
One of the more anticipated releases of the year using the classic wheat look on the futuristic foamposite one.
25. Supreme Nike Air Foamposite One
Easily the most hyped foamposite of the year.
24. Kobe Prelude I
23. Nike SB Air Jordan 1 Lance Mountain
22. Air Jordan 6 Retro Infrared
19. Jordan Future
18. Adidas Tubular Runner
17. Air Jordan 11 Pantone
16. Supreme Nike Air Force 1
15. Concepts Adidas Stan Smith
14. Adidas ZX Flux
13. Pharrell Adidas Stan Smith Solids Pack
12. Adidas Y-3 Yohji Boost
10. Nike Mercurial Superfly HTM
9. Air Jordan 1 Fragment Design
8. Nike Air Yeezy II Red October
6. Nike Air Command Force
5. Nike Kobe 9 Elite
Eric Avar and Kobe Bryant arguably brought super high-tops back into fashion after years of rocking lows with the release of the Kobe 9 Elite.
4. Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue
500,000 of these sold in one weekend. That is all.
Adidas came out with a slam dunk, home run, touch down of a sneaker when it combined it’s best running tech into this silhouette.
2. Air Jordan 11 Low Concord
The fun fact is that 2014 is the first time the Air Jordan 11 Concord lows have been officially released.
1. Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM
Only released in Milan, these Kobe 9 HTMs are quickly climbing the charts as a legendary design.