The best sneaker releases from April 2022
Keeping tabs on the coolest shoe releases is only part of the job when you work at Boss Hunt. From the sharpest 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 shoe releases of the month.
Copson x Salomon Ultra Raid
In the flawless bond we never thought we’d need, Salomon have teamed up with Calabrian label Copson for a take on the Ultra Raid. As a widely known and loved technical trail shoe, the Ultra Raid features a responsive energy foam insert along with a proven ultra trail midsole, all executed in White, Vanilla Ice and Race Red. The Collaboration is clean enough to turn heads on the street, without sacrificing any of the mountain goat speed that Salomon promises.
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New Balance by Teddy Santis made in USA 990v3
Less than a year after it was first announced that Teddy Santis, the founder of Aimé Leon Dore, would be the creative director of New Balance MADE in USA, his first collection came out with this pair of 990v3 . Made up of plush suede overlays, premium pigskin suede and mesh uppers, much of Santis’ debut shoe is in the brand’s signature gray tones. It’s under the radar, just the way we like it.
George Cleverley “Jack”
It’s the traditionalists who are the most resilient to changing tides, but even George Cleverley’s team agrees the classic white sneaker should be embraced with open arms. The old-school bespoke shoe shop recently announced its Jack Sneaker, a handmade version of the casual sneaker in white leather. As you would expect from the George Cleverley team, its quality and finish is second to none, as well as its price competitive with common projects. If you’re looking to intensify it, look no further.
Sacai x Nike Cortez
The folks at sacai and Nike are no strangers to collaborating, working on numerous silhouettes and colorways over the past year, however, the sacai x Nike Cortez might be one of the best yet. To celebrate the Cortez’ 50th anniversary this year, Nike reached out to sacai designer Chitose Abe to add her fingerprints to the anniversary, who sees her stacked logos and soles as a motif in the new design. Boasting the same blocked colors that date back to 1972, we can’t wait for them to hit shelves later this year.
HOKA Tecton X
If you need speed when it comes to running, the boffins at HOKA have whipped up something just for you in the Tecton X. Boasting the brand’s first ever carbon fiber plated trail shoe, it also features a dual-intensity cushioned midsole that doesn’t sacrifice comfort with pace. The ultra-grippy outsole is the Vibram Megagrip, ensuring traction won’t be an issue when you’re floating down the trail.
New Balance Dover Street Market 991
Following ties with Aimé Leon Dore and COMME des GARÇONS HOMME, New Balance has announced another collaboration with the folks at Dover Street Market. The multi-brand retailer carries everyone from Balenciaga and Vetements to Gucci and LOEWE, and worked with New Balance on the 991-style silhouette to create an eye-catching gray-on-cream colourway. It’s premium, rich in detail, and very hard not to like.
RIMOWA x Adidas NMD S1
After its lockable champagne case and its collaboration with the car manufacturer Porsche, RIMOWA returns with Adidas to offer a neutral version of the futuristic NMD S1. With a comfortable PrimeKnit upper construction and an oversized semi-translucent midsole and outsole, it can’t help but remind me of an FV432 armored personnel carrier painted in the desert. While the colorway is predominantly beige and gray, the bright orange laces provide a pop of eye-catching contrast.
A-COLD-WALL* x Converse Aeon Active CX
Part of a collaboration between Converse and Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL* label, this decidedly futuristic silhouette isn’t something you see every day. Although it was created in two different colorways, the black stands out as being slightly more wearable on a daily basis. Featuring a thick, concrete-like Crater foam midsole, stretchy mesh upper and a heel you can’t miss, this is an interesting take on Converse.
The Authentic Museum – eBay
The last thing we’re highlighting on this month’s sneaker wrap isn’t actually a shoe – it’s a sneaker show that took place in Melbourne over the weekend. Hosted by ebay, the Museum of Authentics showcased dozens of the world’s rarest sneakers, with much of the collection on loan from sneaker super-collector Michael Fan. Including a pair of game-worn 1985 Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” shoes worth almost a million dollars, it was an impressive collection that showed the level of enthusiasm for the culture sneakers that exists in Melbourne.