Top 10 Sneakers of 2014 by Crisp Culture

When writing our list of the Top 10 Sneakers of 2014, we took time to consider a full range of sneakers from various brands across the globe. Think we missed out on any or should re-arrange the list? Feel free to comment at the bottom of the page. 2014 was definitely another great year for sneaker releases, so take a look below at the Top 10 that made our list along with the honorable mentions at the bottom.

1. adidas Y-3 Qasa High ‘All Black’

Released: August
Resale Price: $550 at

The Qasa High silhouette was given the all black treatment by Yohji Yamamoto for this Fall 2014 release. The unique design and luxury aesthetic made this sneaker one of the top releases this year. The adidas Y-3 Qasa High is now a classic in our books, and deserving of the 2014 Sneaker of the Year title.


2. Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain

Released: June
Resale Price: $375 at

Bringing back the skater roots of the Air Jordan 1 was definitely a great idea. The Air Jordan 1 was a popular skate shoe during the 80s due to its high ankle support and durable leather. The added paint layer ensures that the sneakers change over time as you wear them in. Great concept and design lands the Nike SB x Air Jordan by Lance Mountain in the number 2 spot this year.


3. CNCPTS x New Balance 997 ‘Rosé’

Released: November
Resale Price: $300 at

To celebrate the launch of their New York City store, Concepts teamed up with New Balance to release a sneaker inspired by Rosé. A great new version of the popular New Balance 997 Made in USA sneaker earns this collaboration third spot on our list.


4. Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One

Released: April
Resale Price: $700 at

This release caused mayhem and was eventually cancelled by NYPD due to safety concerns in New York City. The hype on these kicks was well deserved. Collaborations between Supreme and Nike rarely disappoint.


5. END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 ‘Burger’

Released: May
Resale Price: $500 at

British retailer END. made the most of their opportunity to work with the classic Saucony Shadow 5000 silhouette. The burger concept was executed to perfection. The release even included extra laces in condiment packaging. We are all looking forward to seeing what END. will work on next.


6. Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel-Lyte V ‘Mint Leaf’

Released: April
Resale Price: $450 at

Ronnie Fieg brought back a classic colorway that was originally released on the Gel-Lyte III silhouette. It’s good to see the  ‘Mint Leaf’ colorway back on the streets. Another dope collaboration between Ronnie Fieg and ASICS.


7. Nike Air Yeezy II ‘Red October’

Released: February
Resale Price: $5,000 at

Hyped for months upon months, and then released without a warning. The resale price on these kicks hasn’t come down much since their initial release. The fact that this was most likely Kanye’s final collaboration with Nike ensures the ‘Red Octobers’ will become an all-time favorite amongst sneakerheads.


8. CNCPTS x Reebok Insta Pump Fury 20th Anniversary

Released: June
Resale Price: $500 at

Concepts put together a fresh take on the Reebok Insta Pump Fury reminiscent of old-school Versace prints. The flair added by Concepts to this classic silhouette led to this release selling out quickly. Concepts arguably had the best design of all the Insta Pump Fury 20th anniversary releases.


9. Nike Roshe Run NM ‘Fleece’

Released: December
Resale Price: $200 at

Fleece colorways and the Nike Roshe Run work perfectly together. One of the nicest versions of the Nike Roshe Run NM to date.


10. Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM

Released: April
Resale Price: $2,500 at

The super limited release of the Kobe Elite Low HTM made this one of the most sought after Kobe sneakers in years. Incorporating Flyknit technology into the Kobe 9 gave designers infinite possibilities to work with, and they definitely did not disappoint.


Honorable Mentions

adidas Pure Boost

Released: May
Retail Price: $120 at


Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Black Infrared’

Released: November
Resale Price: $300 at


Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Insta Pump OG ‘A Shoe About Something’

Released: June
Resale Price: $200 at


fragment design x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

Released: December
Resale Price: $600 at


Staple x Clarks Tawyer Helix

Released: September
Resale Price: $250 at


adidas ZX Flux ‘Multi-Color’

Released: February
Resale Price: $140 at


Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 Low

Released: March
Resale Price: $300 at


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