It's been a good year to be a sneakerhead in 2016 with all of the dope releases thus far, but with plenty of more heat on the way for shoe collectors and enthusiasts, XXL looks back at the past six months of sneaker drops and highlights the best.

With coveted drops from footwear brands like Adidas (Yeezy Boost 750 Grey/Gum), Nike (Kobe 11 Black Mamba), Jordan Brand (Air Jordan 12 Flu Game), Y-3, New Balance and more, this year's sneaker releases have created much buzz, with more than a few kicks selling out in a matter of minutes.

From retro iterations to dope collaborative projects, 2016 without a doubt will reign as one of the most unforgettable years in sneaker history. The good thing about it all is that sneakerheads have another six more months of sneaker releases in store.

As folks get ready to head into the next half of the year, sneakerheads are already anticipating a few drops scheduled for later down the line. Check out XXL's 15 best sneaker drops of 2016 thus far.

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