2020 has been a weird year for us all, with a global pandemic, lockdowns, catastrophic disasters, and social unrest surrounding us. COVID-19 had a profound effect on our lives, and have also changed the way we buy, wear, and collect sneakers. There had been a ceaseless flow of sneakers that have graced this year with their release. And with this year approaching towards the end, we have one sneaker that really stands out the most.
The team of Street Sense set out a panel to discuss which sneakers deserve to be in The Sneaker of the Year race. Ten sneakers were chosen by the panel, which were eligible for the title. Individual polling was held for every sneaker via our Instagram stories and you guys were entitled to decide which sneaker deserves the title of The Sneaker of the Year. After the completion of the votings, the crown of The Sneaker of the Year was claimed by Off White x Air Jordan 4 “Sail”.
Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Jordan 4 has been one of the most coveted sneakers in 2020. This was Abloh’s strongest sneaker drop of the entire year, released on July 25, 2020, in limited quantities. Decked out in a near-tonal cream upper with opaque fixtures on the lace eyelets, tongue/upper netting, and heel-tab. The base is paired with the signature “Shoelaces” callout in three options, featuring a translucent mesh detailing to match the heel construction and the “Air” midsole label in black. This unique style doesn’t nod to an original colorway, the way many of his Jordans do, instead, it delivers something entirely new. Hence, is well deserved to carry the title, “Sneaker of the Year, 2020.”
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