Industry analyst Matt Powell has just weighed in with 2016’s 10 best selling sneaker styles in the United States.
According to stats from market research group NPD, the adidas Superstar ranked at number one in terms of dollar sales last year in the U.S., which is the world’s largest sneaker market. Powell elaborated, “This is the first time a Nike product has not been on top in more than a decade.”
While the remaining nine sneakers in the top ten were Nike styles, or from the brand’s subsidiaries like Converse and Jordan, it doesn’t take hard metrics to see that adidas has been picking up a lot of steam in the lifestyle market since 2015, and this upward trajectory shows no signs of stopping, with adidas’s continuation of key partnerships and collaborations.
Also, while we’re only in the beginning of April, Powell also shared some thoughts on 2017’s best-seller list.
Check out the full 2016 list below.
1. adidas Originals Superstar
2. Air Jordan XII
3. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Low
4. Nike Roshe Run
5. Nike Huarache
6. Nike Revolution
7. Nike Free RN
8. Air Jordan XI
9. Nike Air Force 1 Low
10. Nike Kyrie 2
Now check out Highsnobiety’s ranking of the best adidas sneakers of 2017, so far.
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