The best sneaker releases from July 2022
Keeping tabs on the coolest shoe releases is only part of the job when you work at Boss Hunt. From the cleanest kicks on the block to the fastest runners on the start line and everything in between – we’ve got you covered. So if you want to stay through the best of what’s out there, here are the BH the team’s favorite sneaker releases from July 2022.
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Bodega x Solomon X-Mission 4
Salomon continues to score with almost all of its collaborations, and the Bodega-designed X-Mission 4 trail shoes are no exception. Featuring a distressed gray suede upper and ‘storm sky’ tie-dye mesh, it also sports Bodega’s signature bold colors, with pops of yellow, green and pastel pink that the found in the rest of the shoe. It’s a great collab, with enough color to keep things interesting, while staying a bit under the radar.
New Balance 9060
If the New Balance 9060 is unfamiliar to you, it’s because it’s a brand new silhouette. After debuting in Mowalola’s SS23 track shoe, the 9060 has launched to a wider audience in a “mindful gray with surf” colorway that celebrates its textures and midsole construction. Taking inspiration from the 990 series of performance running shoes, New Balance has blended that sportiness with premium pigskin suede and mesh uppers, making this a great everyday shoe.
MSCHF Gobstomper “Jimmy Fallon Edition”
Artist collective MSCHF has turned heads with almost everything it’s done in the past few years, from selling 999 Forged Sketches of Andy Warhol to getting sued by Vans. His latest project, however, has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm after he teamed up with talk show host Jimmy Fallon to create a sneaker that roams diapers like a gobstopper. In a sneaker landscape where everything has been done, this is a truly innovative concept that also looks great.
Salomon ACS Pro Advanced “Safari”
When there isn’t a collaborator involved, Salomon goes back to its roots in advanced technical running and hiking shoes, of which the tonal Salomon ACS Pro Advanced “Safari” is the perfect example. Featuring a stiff Kurim structure on the upper for added support, it also uses 3D open mesh to aid breathability and a stride-stabilizing Agile Chassis System so you can be confident with every stride. The shoes also have an All Terrain Contagrip outsole, so you’ll stay on the rubber side no matter how slippery things get.
JJJJound x Reebok NPC II
White sneakers are a competitive category to say the least, as one of the most universally wearable footwear that remains simple to dress up or down. However, just because they’ve been done before doesn’t mean they can’t be bettered, which is exactly what JJJJound offers in this collaborative classic Reebok tennis shoe. The JJJJound x Reebok NPC II doesn’t mean ‘non-playable character’, despite the style’s ubiquity, which features arctic white leather upper sections, while interiors are polar white terry.
Moncler Trailgrip GTX
If Solomon trail shoes are too reserved for you, then the Moncler Trailgrip GTX is a maximalist expression of the same outdoor energy, coming in a range of different colorways (although triple black is one of our favourites). Featuring a ripstop and mesh upper, the technical running shoes feature a GORE-TEX waterproof membrane to keep your feet warm and dry, as well as an EVA midsole and outsole. Vibram Megagrip rubber exterior. Serious shoes for serious activities.
adidas Crazy 1 “Stormtrooper”
Unmistakably a polarizing design, this classic Kobe Bryant signature sneaker was originally inspired by an Audi TT sports car with aerodynamic surfaces and shapes. Block basketball shoes were originally seen on Kobe Bryant’s feet during the 2000 Championship Series, immediately sparking discussion of Eirik Lund Nielson-designed kicks and eventually seeing them return to production more two decades later. Riding such a wave of nostalgia, if you like what you’re watching, you’ll need to act fast.
Converse Chuck 70 AT-CX
Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars are an iconic shoe, not because of their evolution over the decades, but because of their similarity. That’s until this year, where we see a fresh take on classic Chucks in the Converse Chuck 70 AT-CX, offering an exaggerated midsole that feels contemporary, yet true to the original design. Featuring a cotton canvas upper, the shoes also have a Bosey TPU toe and a chunky CX foam midsole to complete the look. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your high school Chucks, now is the time.
Balenciaga Swimming Pool Closed Slide
If Balenciaga’s Crocs collaboration wasn’t quite to your liking, then the brand’s latest casual shoe might be more to your liking. The closed-back pool slider isn’t as grim in its colorway, but it still has the same rubber construction and printed Balenciaga logo, which arguably makes it a more versatile slider. As you’d expect, they’re not exactly affordable, but will serve you perfectly from the brunch table to the beach and everywhere in between.