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2018 has already been an intense year for sneakers. We started the year heavy on the chunky soles and dad shoe trend, and, while the year goes on, we're getting more into personalized pairs. White sneakers are appearing across every market, acting as canvases for amateur creatives to leave a personal touch on their kicks. Meanwhile, brands have also been focused on blending the past and the future; you’ll find this list is populated with shoes that draw inspiration or elements from the '80s and '90s, but play with them in very contemporary ways. And while technology used to be about running away from the past, the sneakers in 2018 show us that we can use it as a launching pad. This is our list of the best sneakers of 2018, so far.

The Coolest Sneakers of 2018 (So Far)

The most important shoes of the year, presented in no particular order.

From Esquire