The most popular sneaker of 2019 was also the hardest shoe to get

From Rihanna's luxury clothing line, Fenty, to Beyoncé partnering with adidas to relaunch Ivy Park, it's safe to say 2019 was a great year for fashion.

While many clothing brands saw much success this year, this was also a great time for many major sneaker brands. Popular hip hop artist Travis Scott set the precedent with shoe drops when he released multiple sneakers from his Nike and Jordan Brand collaborations throughout the year. However, no sneaker release beat the craze of the Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle. The low-top, double-themed design, created by Japanese high fashion label sacai and designer Chitose Abe, combined two of Nike's notable models to build the most highly-anticipated drop of the year -- and the hardest shoe to purchase. 

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There's no denying the last 12 months were a great time to be a sneaker fan. From the reimagining of classic kicks to the new, innovative designs that were created, 2019, in some ways, re-energized the sneaker culture.  

Take a look at some of the hottest sneakers of 2019 in the slideshow below: 

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SACAI x LDWAFFLE

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TRAVIS SCOTT x AIR JORDAN I HIGH

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Air VaporMax 2019 Cactus Plant Flea Market

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BLUE THE GREAT x AIR JORDAN I MID FEARLESS

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Nike Air Force 1 '07

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ASICS X KIKO KOSTADINOV GEL-KORIKA

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Mens 990v5 Made in US

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Jordan 1 Retro High Shattered Backboard 3.0

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LeBron Icon John Elliott Parachute Beige

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MELODY EHSANI x AIR JORDAN I MID FEARLESS

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