OUR The battle for the best running shoes of 2022 is heating up. As a rule, there are many brands, types and materials to choose from.
This year has been full of hot drops from Nike and Yeezy to New Balance, and things are looking better now that the tide of pointless collaborations and dull colorways is starting to recede.
Almost all of the releases of the second half have been claimed as hits, but it’s harder than you might think because there are so many different shoe brands out there and even more ready to hit the market.
These are not ordinary white sneakers. These shoes broke barriers. Some honor designers or decades of history, and some are too good to be true.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the list of the best running shoes (so far) this year.
-> Vans x Notre OG Style 36 LX
Both Vans and Notre exude effortless style, which makes the OG Style 36 LX more attractive than its standard sibling. These sneakers come in four colors and feature a handshake design instead of the traditional Vans stripe.
-> New Balance MADE IN USA 990v3
New Balance creative director, Teddy Santis, applies his minimalist design to his lifestyle division and the result is this New Balance MADE IN USA 990v3 “Sea Salt”. Most of the sneakers are painted white (dad shoes look), but the cream midsole panel and red tongue logo give them a sporty look.
-> Nike Air Jordan 1 High “Marina Navy”
The Nike Jordan brand has always loved updating the Air Jordan 1 colorways. These new Dunk “Dark Marina Blue” were released in February of this year, and although there was little hype and nothing revolutionary here, some sizes of sneakers did sell out quickly. The affordability and sleek look of these sneakers make them one of the best Air Jordan alternatives in the first half of 2022.
-> Converse x Stussy Chuck 70 High
Converse and Stussy are teaming up to introduce two shoe designs, Chuck 70 and One Star respectively. The Converse x Stussy Chuck 70 high-top sneakers are the first to be unveiled. A tribute to the shoe’s coastal heritage is evident in its historic look. The black hemp material on the upper gives it a distinct West Coast vibe. Unpatterned piping accentuates and star logo embroidery completes the aesthetic of this pair of shoes.
-> Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 1 “CACT.US CORP”
Despite last year’s tragedy at the Astroworld festival, Travis Scott and Nike decided to release a Nike collaboration. When it comes to the Nike Air Max 1s, Cactus artist Jack Scott brings back his signature inverted Swoosh design on the sidewalls, as well as his new tongue logo and Cactus Jack banner on the right heel of these new “CACT.US”. CORP” colors.
-> Adidas x Allbirds 2.94 kg CO2-eq.
Shoe brand Allbirds was something of a “newcomer” to the sneaker industry, but they’ve already made some very good progress through their collaboration with Adidas. These shoes have an amazing amount of weight and quality that went into this eco-friendly collaboration, which is the first time Adidas has produced a shoe with less than 3kg of “garbage” and the shoe is made from at least 25% recycled materials. bio-based midsole and ultra-lightweight textile upper.
-> Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LX
Chilly or not, the Nike Air Force 1 “07 LVX” keeps you stylish with at least 20% recycled materials by weight. Designed to keep you warm, this model features a quilted design and a fleece interior to keep you cozy. Nike Grind, a waste from the shoe industry, is mixed with rubber to create specks on the outsole.