As the year wraps up, it’s important to look back and reflect on not only what the industry and audience favored within the sneaker industry, but us as HYPEBEAST editors as well. Often times we’re confused by the public as “simply hypebeasts” who choose our selections simply on scarcity and/or their current trending cycles — that’s simply not the case. Our tastes vary, our needs are differing, and many times we prioritize functionality and practicality over price, design and rarity. So for 2018, we decided to shed a bit of light on the us and end the year off with The Best Sneakers of 2018 list, as chosen by the editorial team here at HYPEBEAST.
The selections are made by our multi-talented staff members across our global offices in Hong Kong, United States and London. Each team member was tasked to decide on their best sneaker that released within 2018, based on a variety of factors but not limited to if they actually purchased the sneaker or not. Naturally, the decisions made are solely their own, and their opinions are as well.
So without further ado, read below to discover which kicks we were hyped about.