G-Roc’s Top 5 Sneakers of 2016


Allow me to slide in before 2017. I originally planned to publish my personal Top 5 Sneakers of 2016 list last week, but traveling for Christmas literally shifted all of my plans.

Well here it is! Out of all the sneakers that released this year – these are my Top 5. I didn’t waste any time wearing them because I was excited to rock each pair.

Seen above is my Top 10, but you’ll have to peep the list to see my Top 5.

Read and then share your Top 5 sneakers of 2016 in the comments.

Thank you all for the continued support and for helping TSG have the best community known to any sneaker blog. 10 years deep and there are still no comments like TSG comments.

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toy story vans old skool woody

5. Toy Story x Vans Old Skool “Woody”

Vans absolutely murked this collaboration. The Nintendo collection was nice, but I totally forgot about the NES collab when I saw the Toy Story collection. To be more specific, I think my mouth dropped a little when I saw the Woody Old Skool for the first time.

The design team perfectly executed the likeness of Woody on this Old Skool. In fact, they were able to channel Woody’s look on the Old Skool without making it look cheesy. That’s no easy task for a animated character that was created for a children’s movie in 1995.

Even if you didn’t cop or can’t see yourself wearing them, you can’t front on the freshness.

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  • Executive aka 7

    Good read G!

  • Executive aka 7

    My favorites that I purchased this year are core black ultra boost, air Jordan 1 blk/white from ying yang pack and black and white chuck Taylor’s. Simple yet very exciting to me.

  • Sometimes that’s the best stuff. Plus you can get A LOT of wears out of all those shoes.

  • Executive aka 7

    Yep, I have some heat but I love my simple stuff more.

  • Dark Wolf

    All about simplicity bruh.

  • Lewis Redding

    motel carpet on a piece of rubber better than Woody Vans, ATL Nikes and Cement 4. how much did Kanyes ppl pay you to write this trash?

  • Lewis Redding

    nigga said hes from ATL then he put Dirty off white motel trash boost from a brand he wouldnt be caught dead wearing 2 years ago ahead of the ATL Nike Trainers that Nike only made 1996 pairs of to celebrate the Olympics, oh man this guy is funny

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    All this talk about the ultraboost….and i still aint been moved enough to try a pair. The overall look of the model (yeah, folks do buy shoes based on the look of em too. Aint that sum’n…), coupled with what’s basically a $200 price-tag for em just aint what’s up with me. Cream joints are cold though…..? but they was $180, soooooo uuhh.

    My top 5? Le’ go…
    1. Y’all already kno….next…
    2. ” ’85 Dunk Contest” aj 1
    3. Sail/orange-black aj 1
    4. Navy/gum aj 11 low
    5. Puma x Bobbito “Clyde”

  • javi

    Man STFU PHAGGOT….what u trying to do write a book….SMFH?

  • javi

    The only thing we know is that your nothing but a punk ass hypebeast?

  • LOL! They cut a fat check! Enough for me to buy an American Deli and place it inside World Changers so people can eat wings and praise God without worrying about getting hungry. Also, enough to put my kids through college and allow my parents to retire early.

  • I just kept it real! That’s all. Unlike most people, Ultra Boost was not my first pair of adidas. Been wearing adidas since I was a kid.

    ATL Trainer was a great moment and shoe for the city, a shoe that made me very proud to be from Atlanta. I started to put it at #1, but that was not my overall favorite shoe of 2016. Cream Ultra Boost gets the most wears and makes me extremely happy!

    Thanks for reading and voicing your opinion, that’s what TSG is about. We don’t always have to agree.

    If you don’t mind me asking, what’s your Top 5?

  • Stop playing man, get yourself a pair AAAAAASAP!

    Solid and diverse Top 5! Thanks for sharing.

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    Lol G-Roc crazy!!!

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    Lol. Yeah talkin crap. I might just go’n & grab a pair….with some rewards or sumn to help knock down that price a lil..

  • Jamil Ficklin

    No Nike Acronym/Prestos? In Top 5…

  • Def a dope shoe, but I didn’t get a pair. This is my personal Top 5 – shoes I actually picked up for myself.

  • LOL! Just having fun since he thought I got paid by Kanye’s people. I wish! lol

  • You have to! It’s the law. Stop playing for real. You wildin’

  • Yes sir!

  • Thad Greer

    Solid list, Sir! Man, I’m still kicking myself over those damn Creams. They were sitting on shelves around my way for weeks.

  • Thad Greer

    Stop hating your feet and go buy a pair lol

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won


  • Ramone Hogan

    Nice Top 5 G…
    My Top 5 of 2016:
    5. Copper Yeezy 350 V2
    4. Tropical Nike Presto GPX
    3. OVO 12s
    2. Bred 1s
    1. 96 ATL SC Trainer High (I was too happy when I got these; they had the glow when I opened the box. FILA shawty! Lol)