Calling all sneaker heads (and even those of you who are not) — the month of June and early July has some excitement in store in the world of sneakers. With multiple new launches — including some of the most awaited drops of the year — get ready to splurge on your favourite kicks for the upcoming seasons.
So far, June 2022 has seen a slew of highly anticipated sneaker releases. While Nike has been making headlines for a number of new launches, New Balance and Reebok are not far behind with their inventive ideas and eye-catching features. The world of sneaker drops can be a tricky place to navigate, but we’re here to help. Here are the newest sneaker drops for the week.
New Balance 550 in mint
The 33-year-old New Balance 550 sneaker has become one of the most-coveted silhouettes of the last two years, and the brand continues to release new iterations. With an upcoming minty colour accent, the design is just what we need to refresh our ensemble. The titular mint green flair, will ensure that all footwear enthusiasts divert their attention to the next 550 given its simple, but fresh look.
Air Jordan 1 Mid Olive Toe
Another iconic style, the Nike Air Jordan is a coveted sneaker style, inevitably part of every sneakerhead’s collection. The new version features a canvas upper and overlays with white, olive and black on the side. Sleek in appearance, this makes for the ideal pick with slouchy denims.
Jacquemus X Nike Air Humara
Owing to the recently launched Jacquemus X Nike collection (launched June 28) a new sneaker has made it to the forefront. The sleek sports collaboration heroes a muted colour palette and features a series of sneakers in the collection including Jacquemus’ own interpretation of the Humara. Tones of white and brown making the design of the sneaker unisex and extremely appealing.
Kanghyuk X Reedbook Premier Road Modern Mid Blue
In 2020, Reebok teamed up with KANGHYUK to introduce the Premier Road Modern, and two years later the Korean label launching the Premier Road Modern Mid sneaker — in two monochromatic colours — blue and black. The new Premier Road Modern Mid, reimaged by Kanghyuk is a modern take on utilitarian wear, an experimentation with tone and textures. The Kanghyuk x Reebok Premier Road Modern Mid Blue sneaker will be globally available beginning July 1.
adidas x Pharrell Hu NMD Animal Print Orange
adidas Originals and Pharrell are back with the Hu NMD Animal Print Orange- a bold take on a brand classic. Featuring an embroidered all over print in a vibrant orange colorway, rich embroidered details on a sock-like material and a signature heel cage, allowing the wearer to lace their sneakers in unique ways; this is an ideal sneaker style to channel your quirky side.
Union LA x Nike Cortez Sesame
In honor of Cortez 50th anniversary, Nike and Union came together to create a unique variations. One of them is the Sesame colorway that features vivid accents throughout the upper half to honor the rich history the icon has with the city. Vibrant and fresh, these are perfect to sneaker styles add a surge of colour to your look.
Jordan Zion 2 Hope Diamond
Futuristic in design the Jordan Zion 2 has a new signature sneaker, the Hope Diamond”colorway that represents an unfaltering desire to win. Prism-inspired graphics adorn the collars, heel overlays and the rear ends of the midsoles to mimic the look of a diamond while the rest of the shoe panels are done up in a crisp white. Launcing on June 30.
Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Desert Sand
The Yeezy Foams have been around since the beginning of the year but in June there was a new colour way launched — Desert Sand. An earthy, summer-appropriate tone, the colour is similar to a beige. Constructed with EVA foam the sneaker is lightweight, minimal and yet versatile, and it can also be slipped on!