With 2015 coming to a close, it's time to reflect on the best sneaker releases of the year. In a time where within the span of a week, an estimated 20 sneakers will hit stores and some models have nearly 20 colorways, so there is a lot to consider when creating a list of the overall 20 best sneakers of the year.

There were models that absolutely had to be listed while others came in just short of making the cut, but in the end, aren’t those tough decisions what making a “best of” list is all about?

We made those really tough decisions to bring you this year's cream of the crop in the form of the 20 Best Sneakers of 2015. If you don’t see your favorite represented feel free to scream and yell at us in the comments section.