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December 15th
Star Club’s Top 20 Sneakers of 2011 (15-11)

15.  Air Jordan V Premio “Bin 23”
Sometimes simplicity reigns over all.  And Nike executed simplicity at its finest here with the “Premio Bin 23” release.  Composed of all black leather, supported by a unique translucent sole, and detailed with a “Bin 23” stamp at the heel, this model is cherished by many Jordan enthusiasts.  Limited to 2133 pairs, it was probably easier to find a leprechaun at the end of the rainbow than to snag a pair of these.

14.  Nike Air Force 1 “Denim” – Denim/Bronze
The stagnant AF1 excitement rose to immeasurable levels in 2011.  Four months after the Air Force 1 “Year of the Rabbit” release in January, Nike refuels the AF1 hype by stocking selected retailers with the Nike Air Force 1 “Denim” model.  Constructed with premium denim material, contrasted by bronze stitched branding, sitting on an off-white midsole, the “Denim” colorway qualifies as one of the best AF1 designs of all time.

13.  Nike SB Dunk Low “Space Jam” – Black/Black
Whether you were an SB fan or not before the release of the “Space Jam” model, sneaker enthusiasts made this a must-have in their sneaker collection. The release of this skate shoe was a noteworthy transition from Jordan to SB.  Highly anticipated for months, especially after a delayed release, the “Space Jam” colorway paid homage to the classic XI’s by mimicking the black patent leather upper, mesh panels and blue accenting.

12.  Nike Air Jordan V “Wolf Grey” – Light Graphite/White-Wolf Grey
Having been successful with “Cool Grey” releases in 2010, Nike approached the AJ V with a different palette, releasing a mellow “Wolf Grey” colorway.  It’s minimal branding, sharp detail and almost fog-like appearance make this a go-to shoe in your sneaker closet.  Featuring a Wolf Grey suede upper and polished with a blue tinted outsole, will this be the shoe that sparks a Wolf Grey kingdom?

11.  Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Electric Green” – Electric Green/Black-White
Remember when once New York Knick, 5’9 point guard Nate Robinson debuted his Kryptonate Foamposite Lite at the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest?  Yup, that immediate frenzy sparked the hype behind these tonal green Foamposites.  It’s mock carbon makeup, icy blue outsoles and nubuck midfoot make these shoes a certified neck breaker.

Stay tuned for 10-6!