The biggest sneaker releases still to come in 2022
Drops from Travis Scott plus new Jordans are just a few of the kicks set to be released in the coming weeks.
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We're nearly midway through 2022 and it's already been a huge year for sneakers. Yeezy 450s, Nike Pure Platinum Dunks and Aimé Leon Deor x New Balance 550 are just a few of this year's highlights so far.
But there's still more to come. Some of the sneakers we were promised at the beginning of the year have been pushed back and others have been announced in the last few weeks. Here's our breakdown of the biggest sneaker releases still to come in 2022.
Travis Scott's highly-anticipated Nike Air Max 1 were originally set for release on December 16 last year but were delayed out of respect for the people affected by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival.
6 months after the incident, Nike has announced that 5 different versions of the trainers will be made available in May. It'll be available in 'Baroque Brown', 'Saturn Gold', 'Wheat', 'Cave Stone' and 'Grey Haze', and all will feature the lateral inverted Swooshes seen in Scott's other Nike sneaker collaborations. These streetwear grails will definitely be flying off the shelves so you better get in quick.
They're set to drop on May 27 and will cost $160USD ($232AUD).
We've already seen Union Los Angeles collaborate with Nike on the Dunk Low and Air Jordan 2 this year, but there's more to come.
A special iteration of the Cortez is set to be released sometime in 2022. The Union x Nike Cortez comes in multiple colourways and has ditched the traditional smooth leather in favour of a canvas base with suede overlays. The sneaker is decorated with teal, brown and pink stripes and boasts the yellow Union tag near the laces. Perfect with a high-ankle sock ready for a spring/summer skate look.
There's no confirmed release date or price yet. Keep your eyes peeled for them dropping sometime this year.
The Air Jordan 3 'Fire Red' dates back to 1988. These iconic sneakers were among one of the four original releases that included White Cement, Black Cement' and True Blue colourways.
There have been iterations of the Air Jordan 3 'Fire Red' released in 2007 and 2013 but they both featured Jumpman branding. Unlike these retros though, this year's version will feature grey-on-black elephant print similar to the 1988 originals. This streetwear staple is good with anything, just maybe not for your next job interview.
They're set for release on August 6 this year and will cost $210USD ($305AUD).
Cynthia Lu's Cactus Plant Flea Market collab with Nike was leaked at the beginning of the year – to mixed reactions – but we're still waiting for the sneakers to drop.
The sneaker looks a little like a chunky reworking of the Nike Dunk. It comes with quilted suede panels and a mossy green textured midsole. The yin and yang logo features near the lateral heel and the Nike Swoosh is slightly larger than we're used to seeing, extending over the midsole. A statement piece to say the least but its playful nature makes it easy to dress down with your Sunday casual.
We're now in May and there's still no more word on when or if they'll be released.
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