Here Are the Top 10 Sneakers of 2016 Based on Dollar Sales in the U.S.

“This is the first time a Nike product has not been on top in more than a decade.”

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2016 sneakers sales figures have started to roll out and adidas is sitting pretty at the top. Matt Powell, a Sports Industry Analyst at market researchers the NPD Group, tweeted the following top 10 in terms of U.S. sales dollars in 2016:

The Three Stripes’s retro silhouette sits atop the ranking, followed by the Jordan XII; Converse Chuck Taylor Low; then four straight Nike entries in the Roshe Run, Huarache, Air Revolution and Free Run; the Jordan XI, the classic Air Force 1 Low and the Nike Kyrie 2.

Powell told Quartz that the ranking was an ouster of sorts for adidas: “This is the first time a Nike product had not been on top in more than a decade.” Furthermore, Powell notes that Nike’s slippage is “a testament to [Nike's] struggles in its US wholesale business.”

These sales figures bode well for the German brand – adidas is already coasting off surging stock prices and spikes in growth.

For more, be sure to check out our retrospective on how the Three Stripes’ stock and resale value has changed over the years.

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