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Best Sneakers 2021: The Most Biased, Unprofessional Opinions EVER

By November 26, 2021January 5th, 2022Food for thought, Sneaker News

Best Sneakers 2021 - In Our Opinion - AIO BotWe’re completely going rogue with this and speaking our mind on a VERY important matter – best sneakers 2021. And, NO. We’re not talking about the best-selling Yeezys, not even the best-selling Jordans, and ALSO not the best-selling Nike sneakers. Nope. This is the MOST biased, MOST unprofessional expression of sneaker opinion from the AIO Bot team. 

In other words, we’re just using this as an excuse to stir up some controversy maybe. Trust us, this will be fun! We’ve handpicked 10 of the best sneakers 2021 – the ones that WE think are the best at least.


Now, we gotta preface this by saying that the list of best sneakers 2021 is very selective. So, don’t get mad if we got your least favorite sneaker up on this list, fam! You know, you do you! But just, hear us out. Maybe you’ll change your mind after all. And so, without further ado, here’s our list of the 10 best sneakers in 2021 – in no particular order.

Jordan 12 Royalty Taxi - AIO Bot#1 JORDAN 12 – ROYALTY TAXI 

Release Date: November 13th, 2021
Retail Price: $190
Average Resale: $239
Total Sold: 16,631 pairs

So, we put the Jordan 12 ROYALTY TAXI on the list of best sneakers 2021 for obvious reasons. If you’re not a fan, then you’ve got some weird taste, fam! But, it’s the sheer mix of black and white with full-on royalty vibes! You can’t NOT wanna rock these kicks on a daily.

Nike Dunks Black-White - AIO Bot#2 NIKE DUNK LOW RETRO – WHITE BLACK

Release Date: March 10th, 2021
Retail Price: $110
Average Resale: $276
Total Sold: 80,388 pairs

A total and complete classic. Nike Dunks are an all-time favorite for anyone. And, if you don’t believe us, we’ll just let the TOTAL SOLD number speak for itself. The Nike Dunk WHITE BLACK is easily one of the best sneakers of 2021. We’ll be wearing these kicks for a long long time. 

Sneaker_Boots NRG Jordan 9 - AIO Bot#3 JORDAN 9 RETRO BOOTS NRG –  BLACK GUM

Release Date: November 24th, 2021
Retail Price: $225
Average Resale: $292
Total Sold: 1,054 pairs

Best sneakers 2021? The NRG Boots. The reason the Jordan 9 Retro BOOTS BLACK GUM is on this list is that we like being cool. And being cool means following whatever’s trending. Now, it’s all about sneaker boots. And this Jordan easily WINS when it comes to any type of boot in our opinion. 

Nike Air Max 1 Patta - Waves Aqua - AIO Bot#4 NIKE AIR MAX 1 PATTA – WAVES NOISE AQUA

Release Date: November 4th, 2021
Retail Price: $160
Average Resale: $267
Total Sold: 1,952 pairs

Now ain’t this a beauty? Nike and Patta is a sneaker collaboration match made in heaven that’s for sure! The Air Max 1 Patta WAVES NOISE AQUA is a very graphic yet subtle colorway. It goes with anything you’re wearing and works in any season! Give you Summer vibes while also giving you cool Winter at the same time!


Yeezy MONO Cinder - Best Sneakers 2021 - AIO BotRelease Date: June 24th, 2021
Retail Price: $220
Average Resale: $287
Total Sold: 16,801 pairs

So, the MONO CINDER – part of the latest Yeezy MONO Pack – did not receive the warmest welcome at first. Well, what can we say, it was replacing the Primeknit! But, now that it actually dropped and we tried it on… it’s THE SHIT. Definitely belongs to the list of best sneakers 2021.

Foam Runner SAND - Best Sneakers 2021 - AIO Bot#6 YEEZY FOAM RUNNER – SAND

Release Date: March 26th, 2021
Retail Price: $80
Average Resale: $331
Total Sold: 20,229 pairs

Foam Runners have a special place in our hearts. It’s just something about their algae-foam exterior that makes them utterly irresistible to us – especially the SAND colorway. If anyone ever tells you that they don’t like Foam Runners, know that they’re serving some Grade-A BS. If people didn’t like them, then why go to lengths to create fake Foamies?

Jordan 1 Travis Scott Fragment - AIO Bot#7 JORDAN 1 – FRAGMENT HIGH X TRAVIS SCOTT

Release Date: July 29th, 2021
Retail Price: $200
Average Resale: $3,289
Total Sold: 1,313 pairs

Next up on our list of BEST SNEAKERS 2021 is a sneaker that is probably on your list too. Don’t deny it. The Jordan 1 x Fragment Design x Travis Scott is the threesome of the century. If you say you don’t like it, odds are you didn’t get to cop it. And you’re just being petty. 

Also, if Nike happens to cancel its partnership with Travis, this will be a good memento.

Yeezy 380 COVELLITE - Best Sneakers 2021 - AIO Bot#8 ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 380 COVELLITE

Release Date: March 15th, 2021
Retail Price: $230
Average Resale: $225
Total Sold: 3,972 pairs

UNPOPULAR OPINION: We like the 380s – especially the COVELLITE. We know that a lot of people say that they’re pretty ugly sneakers, but let’s be honest. If Kanye named it the Yeezy Boost 350 V3 – like the rumors said – we’re pretty it would’ve been LIT. People just being mainstream.


Release Date: July 27th, 2021
Retail Price: $170
Average Resale: $212
Total Sold: 1,386 pairs

Next, we’ve got another sneaker on the list of best sneakers 2021. AND, it might also be the most badass sneaker in the entire industry – the TURBODRK. It is a completely new take on high-top sneakers with Rick Owen’s touch. With a triple toe cap and double sole it’s five times better than we can ask for! 


Release Date: July 30th, 2021
Retail Price: $140
Average Resale: $138
Total Sold: 535 pairs

Finally, our last pick of the best sneakers 2021 list – the Adidas Superstar LEGO. Now, we all agree that the Adidas Superstar is a definite classic, but add the LEGO twist – a whole new level! It also kinda feels like something 8-bit-Mario would LOVE to wear – which is why we LOVE IT TOO.

And so, that wraps it up on OUR OPINIONS on the best sneakers of the year. If you do not agree, feel free to share with us YOUR favorite sneakers this year. Either way, this list is full of sneakers you could gift this Christmas – so make use of it!