The demand for these models will grow exponentially among celebrities and sneakerheads
Sneakers that will be popular in 2022 / Photo: Collage: Today
Earlier, we talked about the antitrends of winter 2022, which you should immediately get rid of, as well as other little things in life that you will not need in the new year. Now it’s time to talk about what you need to take note of – popular sneaker models that are actively becoming fashionable.
For sneakerheads or, more simply, sneaker collectors, 2021 was the year of collaborations, the Dunk Low silhouette and the return of avant-garde design. The most notable sneaker releases in the past 12 months have relied heavily on storytelling, high-quality manufacturing, and even customizable elements.
Looking forward to 2022, shoe lovers can expect some of the 2021 trends that have begun to continue to evolve.
TOP 5 sneaker trends that will be popular in 2022
Vintage style shoes
There are more vintage sneakers than ever before in 2021. A worn look, frayed fabrics, a yellowed outsole – all inspired by the Nike Dunk Low, Adidas NMD_R1 and Air Force 1 Mid Sculpt and other models. For example, the antiquity aesthetic is evident in Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE ™ x Air Jordan 2, with a crumbling midsole.
OFF-WHITE ™ x Air Jordan 2. Price $ 250 (UAH 6,781) / Photo: Nike
From faux fur Air Force 1s to crumpled velvet Dunk Low sneakers, popular sneaker brands have boldly pushed beyond the typical leather construction. In 2022, the trend will move even further: models will be adorned with Swarovski AF1 and UNION LOS ANGELES x Nike Cortez jewelry.
Nike sneakers with Swarovski crystals for $ 2,799 / Photo: Nike
See-throughs did pretty well in 2021, too, taking center stage in the CLOT x sacai x Nike LD Waffle, Supreme Nike Air Max 96 and adidas See-Through Superstars. We are assured that this trend will certainly continue in 2022, both in everyday stylish clothes and in retro products.
Nike Air Max 96 from Supreme. Price € 313. / Photo: Nike
Taking the likes of the Nike Dunk Rebel and the Jordan LV8D as examples, we can assume that outsoles are going to be one of the biggest sneaker trends of 2022. They will blur the line between lifestyle and sports.
Jordan LV8D sneakers hitting the hit in 2022 / Photo: open sources
Air Jordan 1 “Bred Patent” glossy leather, SK8 STA metallic silver from Hajime Sorayama x BAPE and “Bubblegum” AJ1. Based on the popularity of these models, these versions of the classic sneaker will definitely be popular in 2022.
The Air Jordan 1 High OG WMNS “Atmosphere” Gloss Trainers / Photo: Nike
Recall that Nike recently released sneakers in honor of Paris with a symbolic design (photo)
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