With only a week left in 2021, most – if not all – of the major players in the sneaker space have turned their attention to the New Year.
Ahead of 2022, NIKE, Inc. and adidas have already directly or indirectly confirmed a handful of release dates for Air Jordan and Yeezy Drops, the latter of which includes several Yeezy 350 v2 styles. Unsurprisingly, Michael Jordan’s iconic sneaker line has continued to brew modern, heritage-inspired versions of the Air Jordan 1, although milestone anniversaries suggest models like the Air Jordan 7 will have a highly visible 2022. Far from any Jumpman or shamrock logo, New Balance and A BATHING APE have announced a number of collaborations that are likely to arrive in the first half of the coming year. And while the full reach of each brand’s next 372 days has yet to be achieved, promising proposals – including a New Balance 990v3 “Daytona” from Ronnie Fieg for Kith’s 10th anniversary – have already hinted that 2022 will be one for books.
Ahead of her first official game of the 2021-22 NBA season, Kyrie Irving also shared looks on a number of her basketball sneakers. Former teammate LeBron James has also followed suit, while one of Nike Basketball‘s most beloved silhouettes – the Nike Air Max Penny 1 – has surfaced in its original “Orlando” colourway via official images. Finally, several proposals for the Chinese New Year 2022 (Year of the Tiger) have emerged, with the Air Jordan 1 Low and Nike Dunk Low offering some of the most compelling pairs in the collection.
For a look at all of this and more, check out our top headlines from December 18-24 below.
Air Jordan Retro Preview 2022
The legacy of # 23 lives on.
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adidas Yeezy 2022 Preview
It should be even bigger than in 2021.
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Vintage treated Nike dunks join the “neo-vintage” wave
Peter Moore’s design is not going anywhere.
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Jordan Brand ‘Year Of The Tiger’ Collection Unveiled
It should soon drop in the Greater China area.
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Official images of the Nike Air Max Penny 1 Retro
Back for his 26th birthday.
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BAPE hits the headlines with three key collaborations
From 2022 on the right.
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Ronnie Fieg dives New Balance 990v3 in 2013 ‘Daytona’ colourway
Just as well the second time around.
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This week in Nike Kyrie versions
Before the goalie’s first game of the 2021-22 NBA season.
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