The fashion world was just as prominent and successful in 2016 as ever. But no single category was as innovative or as popular as the sneaker industry. Nike introduced the world’s first self-lacing shoe. The Yeezy Boost continued to sell out rapidly (and inject new life into the resale market). And the sneaker business was ripe with collaborations. Like Adidas x BAPE and Puma x UEG Court Play. Looking ahead to the new year, 2017 is poised to be just as thrilling, futuristic and inspiring.