It feels like we’ve been going through an almost 'Sneaker Pandemic' for months with sneakers releasing left and right, but here we are with another June drop. This was the third month that The Great Sneaker Panic of 2022 has hit us with a fresh batch of limited-edition releases. And while there were still some gems this month, it also brought about some very forgettable drops. But if you’re reading this article, chances are you’re in one of those pessimistic frenzies trying to figure out which of these sneakers you should spend your hard-earned cash on. We have put together a list of the top 5 must-have sneaker releases from June 2022 so that you don’t have to waste time researching which shoes are worth your money and time. Read on to find out more!
Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Vintage Grey
The Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Vintage Grey is one of the most popular sneakers released this month. This shoe was to acclaim, sneakerheads flocked to this sneaker due to it's resemblance to last year's Jordan 1 Low Wolf Grey rendition. This sneaker features an all-grey leather upper with a white tongue, as well as an off-white midsole to attract it's vintage title it deserves. The sneaker also features off course, the distinctive Jumpman branding on the tongue. If you are looking for a great pair of sneakers to wear with just about anything, these would be your best bet.
Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx
If you love Kanye and his Yeezy line, then you are going to be very happy with this restock. Although not new, we believed it to still be worth a mention. The Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx is a futuristic, space-age design that looks like it just came from the future. These sneakers were revealed last year by Kanye and Adidas, the hype for these was as high as imaginable which made them an instant sellout. The upper of these kicks features an all black "croc-like" design and curved indentation details on the sole. The Adiprene of which these shoes are constructed from is one of Adidas' most comfy innovations yet. This sneaker has all of the qualities to make it one of the top 5 sneakers of June 2022!
Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Stage Haze
The Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Stage Haze is a must-have shoe. The sneaker is releasing this month alongside it's counterpart, the Jordan 1 Low Bleached Coral. The sneaker features a white, light red/pink, and black colour scheme with a hazy colour aspect that makes the sneaker unlike anything else on the market. There have been few releases in recent years that have made as much noise as this one. The shoes are limited as per usual Jordans worldwide, but with Australia only getting a few thousand, these are ones to get your hands on ASAP. All we can suggest is that if you want these shoes in your life, you better be ready for a fight because these babies are going fast!
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx
Adidas has been slaying the shoes game lately, and this month was no exception. If you were waiting to grab some Yeezy’s, the wait is finally over. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx is finally here and it’s everything you wanted it to be. The shoe features a black prime knit upper with an onyx heel tab and midsole stripe. But that’s not all! These bad boys also come equipped with a full length boost sole for maximum comfort and all-day wearability, plus the iconic white boost cut-out on the sole that stands out beautifully against the black colourway. The only thing missing from these sneakers is Kanye telling us they were made to help us "Find God".
Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Blue Mint
The Air Jordan 1 Mid Mint Foam/Blue Mint release was one of the most anticipated releases this month, and for good reason. This is a shoe that has been sought after by collectors for years, but never seen in production until now. The Air Jordan 1 in any colourway is always a must-have, so this felt like a no brainer. However, with Nike releasing so many classic Air Jordan 1's, both Mids and Highs recently, it was difficult to distinguish exactly what made this one worth the hype. But after getting our hands on these, we can see why it received such high praise. There are several subtle details on this shoe that make it stand out from other AJ1 releases; including the use of mint foam colouring and it's likeness to the Jordan 1 Atmosphere making it an affordable alternative. In terms of colourways, these are perfect for winter and will match just about anything you pair them with. We recommend picking up a pair if you can find them in your size before they sell out!
Whether you are looking for a classic basketball sneaker or a more modern style, Nike and Adidas have you covered this June. 1. Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Vintage Grey - The Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Vintage Grey is a great shoe for those who want to sport a retro-vintage look. 2. Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx - The Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx is a must have for those who are looking for an ultra-modern style. 3. Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Stage Haze - The Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Stage Haze is an excellent option for those who are looking for a more classic, style. 4. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx - The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx is perfect for an individual who wants to stand out and make a statement with their sneaker. 5. Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Blue Mint - The Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Mint Foam is perfect for those who wish to add some variety to their sneaker collection.