Last updated: January 3, 2017
Sneaker culture adapts with trends in fashion, and is informed greatly by how buying behavior has matured over time. In other words, the art of outfit architecture centers less around simply what’s on your feet, instead shifting to how things come together from head to toe.
If nothing else, Stadium Goods’ 2016 Top 50 Best Sellers list – featuring a myriad of the most coveted sneakers released, as well as some surprises–mirrors this fact.
We saw a continuation of adidas’ dominance due to the increasing popularity of the adidas NMD, Ultra Boost, and Yeezy Boost models. The creative minds at Three Stripes opted to lead thirsty customers to water and actually make them drink, meaning they gave the people what they asked for: more of the aforementioned sneakers in new colorways. As the numbers show, this strategy helped the brand maintain interest as it unveiled new variations of their popular products.
On the same token Jordan Brand was far from a slouch, as retro releases like the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam”, Air Jordan 1 “Bred”, Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”, and more hand sneaker fiends clamoring for pairs, per usual.
Of course we cannot forget about newly unveiled models, including pop star Rihanna's fashionably ambitious collaboration with Puma.
With 2017 steadily approaching, we revisit your favorites (and plenty of ours, too) as told by which kicks sold the most units.