- Nike, Adidas, and the Air Jordan brand dominated sneaker sales in 2019.
- According to NPD analyst Matt Powell, sales in athletic footwear grew slightly in 2019, though the lack of a hot shoe hurt growth overall.
- From Nike Air Max 270 to Converse, here are the best-selling sneakers of 2019, according to Powell.
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Sneaker styles are constantly evolving. But some brands and designs will always be iconic.
The list of the top 10 selling sneakers of 2019 included brands like Adidas and Vans, though Nike designs nabbed the top three spots, according to a report from NPD analyst Matt Powell.
Nike earned other sports on the list with its Jordan and Converse brands.
In general, sales in athletic footwear grew slightly in 2019, though Powell said the lack of one hot shoe this year hurt growth overall.
In general, sales for Nike brand, Jordan brand, and Vans sneakers grew during the year, while Adidas, Converse, Skechers, and Under Armour saw a slight decline. The overall 2019 top sellers list followed the pattern set in Powell’s July report listing the top selling sneakers of the year at that point.
From the Nike Air Max 270 to Chuck Taylors, here are the best-selling sneakers of 2019, according to Powell.
10. Jordan 11 Retro
The Air Jordan 11 collection was originally released in 1995 and appeared in the 1996 animated film “Space Jam.” The shoe was made to look sleek and be aerodynamic on the basketball court.
9. Nike Air Max 97
The water-ripple line design of the Nike Air Max 97 makes this sneaker iconic. This shoe generally goes for $US160 on the Nike website.
8. Converse Chuck Taylor OX Low
Probably one of the most classic sneakers of all time, the Chuck Taylor All Stars are available in a variety of colours on the Converse website, where pairs usually go for $US50.
7. Vans Ward
One of the most popular skate shoes, the Ward Low Top from Vans features an iconic side stripe and a rubber outsole. This model goes for around $US60 on Famous Footwear.
6. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2
Yeezy sales were overall down against 2018 for the year, but this 2017 model made the top sellers list. This triple white version of Kanye West’s collaboration with Adidas was one of the most produced colorways of the sneaker. This pair can go for over $US500 on resale marketplaces like Stadium Goods.
5. Air Jordan 4 Retro
The Air Jordan 4 was the first global release of the Jordan brand and was originally released as a tribute to Michael Jordan’s 1988-89 season.
4. Adidas NMD R1
These breathable sneakers from Adidas are inspired by the trends of the ’80s. The women’s shoe is listed for $US130 on Adidas’ website.
3. Nike Tanjun
The Tanjun, which gets its name from the Japanese word for “simplicity,” comes in a variety of colours. The sneakers are available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizes, and an adult pair usually goes for around $US65 on the Nike website.
2. Nike Air Force 1 Low
1. Nike Air Max 270
The Air Max 180 and the Air Max 93 inspired this silhouette. The Nike Air Max 270 model’s uniquely large heel maximizes comfort. This pair goes for $US160 on the Nike website.
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