Friends of size? Shoe of the Year 2014.
size? HQ’s Shoe of the Year 2014 feature last week, we’ve asked some friends of size? their verdicts too. From resurrecting retro's to unveiling unknowns, all silhouettes past and present feature. Looking back, 2014 at size? has provided the platform for more releases than ever; every week something else has come out to spark days of debate, discussion and deliberation. Make sure you comment below with your own Top 5’s. Andy Oliver - KITH & Shopify - @AndyOliver 1. Nike Air Max 93 'Metals' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now "Two of the best sneakers of 2014, and 2 of the best Air Max 93s ever." 2. Nike Air Huarache Light 'Mowabb' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now "The return of the Huarache Light was one of 2014’s pleasant surprises, and this makeup was the best of the bunch" 3. PUMA R698 'Sahara' from the 'Wilderness Pack' [size? Exclusive] "Great colorway and great texture make this one of the best Puma shoes of 2014." 4. PUMA Disc Blaze 'Mountain' from the 'Wilderness Pack' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now "I actually thought these were leather until I held them in hand. The heavy waxed canvas upper wears away over time giving these a cool weathered look." 5. Nike Tennis Classic AC 'Surfaces Pack' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now "One of the more texturally interesting sneakers in 2014. I think this is the first time that I’ve seen croc' embossed canvas on a sneaker before." India Rose - Blogger - @imindiarose 1. adidas Originals Campus 80's - Shop Now "Chose these over Gazelle OG's and the black Superstar II in Spring and have been wearing them constantly ever since. Such a classic shoe and a perfect fit, in fact I think I prefer it to the classic Stan Smith silhouette. Now I somehow need to get my hands on the all white pair." 2. adidas Originals Superstar II - Shop Now "I bought these back in January and now have three more colourways. Like the Campus 80s, the silhouette and flat sole go perfectly with every cut of trouser, something which a lot of sneakers can't do. They also take me back to my childhood, I remember rocking shell toes in the playground." 3. Nike Air Max 95 - Shop Now "I tend to like two types of sneaker: classic, stripped back and monochrome, or so ugly they're kinda great. 95's are one of those. I know they're ugly, but there's just something about them that I love. I opted for the all black pair." 4. adidas Originals EQT Racing OG - Shop Now "I wouldn't normally go for a sneaker like this, but after owning the EQT Running Support 93s I warmed to the chunkier silhouette. I wore these to death this summer, and now have the black/blue/zebra colourway. Not to be worn in winter though. Unfortunately I learnt the hard way. Keeping them in their box until it gets a bit warmer." 5. Reebok Workout Plus - Shop Now "I've been a wearer of Reebok Classics for quite some time, but I've wanted the Workout Plus ever since the first Palace x Reebok collaboration. Unfortunately Workouts only seem to be for men, so I'm still on the hunt for a pair in a smaller size. Story of my life." Dan Doyle - BAPE - @dan_doyle_ 1. Nike Air Huarache Light 'Mowabb' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 2. Reebok Workout+ 'Pastels Pack' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 3. Nike Air Max 93 'Metals' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 4. Vans Sk8 Mid CA 'Clean White' [size? EU Exclusive] - Shop Now 5.Gourmet Corridore - Shop Now Emily Oberg - Complex - @emilyelaineoberg 1. Nike Air Max 93 - Shop Now 2. adidas Originals Campus 80's - Shop Now 3. Nike Air Max 95 'Escape Collection' - Shop Now 4. Nike Air Max 93 'Metals' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 5. New Balance 991 'Made in England' - Shop Now Pete Williams - High Snobiety - @petewilliams "2 brand new models and 3 great colorways of classics" 1. adidas Originals Tubular Runner - Shop Now 2. Jordan Future Premium - Shop Now 3. Nike SB Jordan 1 Lance Mountain White 4. Nike Air Huarache Light 'Mowabb' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 5. Vans Old Skool Nubuck 'Tobacco Pack' - Shop Now UGLY MELY - Blogger - @uglymely 1. Jordan Future - Black / White "The "future classic", the best surprise of Jordan brand for this year. The Jordan Future is as innovative as comfortable. We need more GS!" 2. PUMA R698 'Sahara' from the 'Wilderness Pack' [size? Exclusive] "I'm a fan of colors and materials processing on this exclusive collaboration between PUMA and size?" 3. Nike Air Trainer 1 QS 'Flax Pack' - Shop Now "Being a big fan of the Nike Air Trainer, I had to buy the "Flax" version, because it's perfect for the arrival of autumn" 4. Nike Air Huarache Light OG - Shop Now "A classic that I'm glad I found easily in my size and the colors are true to the original!" 5. Nike Air Huarache 'Umber' "There were too many release and new colors of the Nike Huarache but the Umber brown is one of the most successful after the reissue of OG's colourway" Filfury - Artist - @filfury 1. Nike Air Max Lunar 1 OG Blue - Shop Now "I just love this shoe. Updated classic, now more comfy, light and seems to keep real clean easily, always important! I'm addicted to this lunar sole, wasn't sure at first but since first wear I was hooked. I could wear this everyday, weather permitting." 2. adidas Originals ZX Flux - Shop Now "To be honest this was my favourite new sneaker silhouette this year, nice to be surprised with a new shape and form. Colours were clean and simple but then towards the end of the year it went cray. This kinda killed it for me… but can't go wrong with the overall colour blocking. Keeping it simple with the all grey or white, for summer only. I was asked to be part of the first run of the app too, which resulted in me having to take a picture there and then… I pointed up and shot some clouds… not too original but they turned out pretty bonkers." 3. adidas Originlas Stan Smith OG - Shop Now "No brainer. Re-Release for summer, nailed it. The Kev in me had to rock these with joggers." 4. Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR - Shop Now "When I first saw this was water resistant I was hyped. However an Autumn New York weekend kinda pushed that a little. Still a definite favourite of the year, I'm addicted to this lunar sole." 5. Ransom Alpine Boot - Shop Now "This is in my list as winter is killing my kicks right now. The shoe is hard. I did a little lace flip so happy with its now monotone look. Sturdy and dry." Rav Matharu - Cloth Surgeon - @clothsurgeon 1. Jordan 1 OG Black / White "I have a rule where I only wear OG colour Jordans or one Michael played in. This works." 2. Nike Tennis Classic AC 'fragment design' "Classic with Hiroshi's magic touch on it." 3. Nike Flyknit Chukka FSB - Shop Now "Flyknit technology on a rugged sole, great silhouette." 4. adidas Originals Stan Smith OG - Shop Now "Can't deny, one of the greatest shoes of all time." 5. Converse Chuck Taylor 1970's High 'Camo' - Shop Now "The higher rubber sole and stitch detail took this classic to another level." Glenn Kitson - The Rig Out & RSA Films - @glenn_kitson 1. Reebok Phase I Pro - Shop Now 2. Nike Air Huarache OG 'Scream Green' - Shop Now 3. Reebok Classic Nylon OG - Shop Now 4. Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 - Shop Now 5. adidas Originals Stan Smith OG - Shop Now David Fischer - High Snobiety - @highsnobiety 1. Nike Air Huarache Light 'Midnight Forest' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 2. Nike Air Huarache Light 'Mowabb' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 3. Nike Air Max 93 'Metals' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now 4. PUMA R698 'Sahara' from the 'Wilderness Pack' [size? Exclusive] 5. adidas Originals ZX Flux NPS 'Weave' [size? Exclusive] - Shop Now