words // Zac Dubasik
There's no doubt that 2013 was a major year in the sneaker world. While it may not have been the most memorable in terms of actual sneaker releases, it seemed like barely a week went by without major news hitting, whether it was regarding a hyped release, an athlete, or the rising importance of entertainers. Check out our list of the year's biggest stories, and let us know your thoughts on the biggest news.
10. Drake Signs to Jordan Brand
After sharing images of exclusive OVO edition Air Jordan 10s and 12s earlier in the day, Drake announced at the Portland stop of his tour last month that he'd officially signed with Jordan Brand.It may not have been the biggest musical artist signing of the year, but helped showcase the increased influence in non-athlete endorsements.
9. Jordan Introduces Flight Plate
Since the mid-'90s, Zoom Air has stood alone as the standard on which all other cushioning is judged. In 2013, that finally changed. Kind of. The introduction of Flight Plate, which acts as a moderator plate to Zoom Air, has moved Zoom to second best. It's a subtle refinement, sure, but any time there's a new cushioning benchmark, it's a big deal.[br...