As the new year begins, optimism is high. The sense of refreshing positivity is embodied by the adage “new year, new me”. Here at Highsnobiety, though, we show our optimism with a slightly different motto: new year, new sneaks. Luckily, we found out that London-based retailer Browns also abides by this concept, so we linked up to round up 10 pairs of sneakers for 2022.
Ranging from retro-look adidas and New Balance styles to all-out luxury from names like Margiela, Versace, and McQueen, this roundup is proof that 2022 will be a nicely varied year of footwear. With that variation in style comes a variation in price tags, too. Whether you’re looking to invest in a pair or you’d rather go for a quick cop on something for the everyday, stay tuned.
Shop 10 of our favorite sneakers for 2022 below.
HOKA One One Neutral Clifton L Suede Sneakers
HOKA One One's domination of our rotation looks set to continue through 2022 if this bold colorway is anything to go by.
Our Legacy Splinter Sneakers
Our Legacy might be better known for its grungy RTW collections, but its footwear offering is one of the best in luxury right now. The Splinter sneakers are new this season and feature a hard-wearing Vibram sole unit in contrast to supple high-end leather uppers.
New Balance 327
The New Balance 327 won't slow down in 2022. We're expecting a host of new collaborations on this silhouette this year, but we've got our eye set on a staple grey pair to get us started.
ASICS x Angelo Baque Gel-Kayano 14 Sneakers
AWAKE NY's Angelo Baque released this ASICS collaboration under his own name last year. The multi-color take on the fan-favorite Gel-Kayano 14 still stands out to us.
adidas ZX 420
2021 saw retro styles hit the big time again and we foresee that trend growing in 2022. The adidas ZX 420 may not be a central player in the movement yet, but we're desperate for more takes on this icon.
Salomon S/Lab Snowcross Advanced
The trail-runner renaissance is far from over. If anything, we're delving deeper into the technical builds with this pair of Snowcross Advanced by Salomon S/Lab.
Versace Greca Labyrinth
Versace's Greca Labyrinth plays on a couple of the house's signatures like the labyrinthine sole unit that recalls patterns of ancient Greece.
Raf Simons Orion Sneakers
If you, like us, miss the glory days of the Raf Simons Stan Smith, then you'll likely be a fan of the Orion. This highly understated silhouette goes with everything in the wardrobe.
Alexander McQueen Tread Slick
Part canvas plimsoll, part chunky stomper, the Tread Slick silhouette from Alexander McQueen continues the brand's penchant for an eye-catching highlight.
Maison Margiela Replica
If you're still in doubt after seeing the first nine sneakers for 2022, then play it safe with the help of Margiela. We can say for sure that the Maison Margiela Replica will be part of our 2023, 2024, 2025 rotations and beyond.
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