Blogging about sneakers is a rough life. Regardless of whether your passion lies in retro Air Max, bygone adidas Originals, or hallowed SBs, the news cycle will shackle your hands to a keyboard to cover some excruciating events. You can laugh, but it’s true. But filtered through all the filthy Margielas and Post Malone Crocs beam rays of sunshine to brighten our days.
These are the sneakers that make it all worthwhile, and keep us frothing on materials and detailing invisible to normies. These are the sneakers that we gagged for most this year: Sneaker Freaker’s Staff Picks of 2018.