As 2017 comes to a close, many sneakerheads are already shifting their focus to what lies ahead in 2018, and with good reason. For instance, classic sneakers such as the "Black Cement" Air Jordan 3, "Concord" Air Jordan 11, Nike LeBron 3, and all of Allen Iverson's signature Reebok sneakers are reportedly on deck for next year.

But before we get into what's in store for 2018, it's worth reflecting on some of the great sneakers that dropped this year, specifically those with hip-hop ties. As the sneaker culture continues to grow, more and more collaborative projects are to be expected, and that includes sneakers designed by hip-hop artists, djs, and personalities.

In previous years we witnessed kicks designed by Kanye West, Cam'Ron and Pusha T, all of whom continued to do so this year. Additionally, 2017 also opened the door for some new artists including Travis Scott, The Weeknd and Skepta.

All of the major brands, including Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse and Puma released at least one sneaker collab this year, which paves the way for bigger and better projects down the line. 

Scroll down as we show love to 10 of the best hip-hop sneaker collabs of the year.