With 2022 comes a new year of hyped, anticipated sneaker releases. From the Air Jordan 12 Retro “Playoff” to the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue,” we have a lot to look forward to.
It’s important to keep in mind these releases and dates aren’t set in stone. Sometimes releases are moved forward, delayed or canceled altogether. This list is just what we know right now will be hype in the coming year. None of these sneakers will be the best Nikes for basketball, they will just be highly sought-after sneakers.
Here’s a quick rundown of the anticipated sneaker releases we’ll be going over in 2022:
- Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Marina Blue”
- Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low “Reverse Mocha”
- Air Jordan 12 ‘Playoffs’
- Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue
- Air Jordan Retro 1 ‘85 “Georgetown”
Let’s dive into these anticipated sneaker releases of 2022 and why we think many sneaker enthusiasts are looking forward to them.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Marina Blue”
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in the Marina Blue colorway is one of the earliest releases we’ll see in 2022. They retail for $170 in men’s sizes and drop Jan. 22, 2022. They are extremely similar to the OG Jordan 1 High Royals that everyone is craving. Until those Royals drop, these Marina Blue Jordan 1 Highs will have to hold us over.
The reason for the hype behind these Marina Blue Jordan 1s is mainly because of its resemblance to the Jordan 1 Royals. The Royals are an OG Jordan 1 High sneaker colorway and they haven’t been released in several years.
Typically, Jordan 1 Highs perform better on the aftermarket and are better sneakers to invest in than other Jordan sneaker models. However, OG colorways boost that fact and make them even more desirable.
Because of its similarities to the Royal 1s, these Marina Blues are a highly anticipated sneaker release of 2022.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low “Reverse Mocha”
The Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low Reverse Mocha is an extremely anticipated sneaker release of 2022. Buyers want these TS x Jordan 1 Lows for several different reasons. The biggest reason is that Travis Scott has his name on the sneaker.
Travis Scott sneaker collaborations are some of the highest performing sneakers on StockX because buyers will pay thousands of dollars for his shoes. Mix that with the fact that these Reverse Mochas are Air Jordan 1 Lows and a very desired Mocha colorway and we have a sneaker people really want.
These sneakers are said to have two release dates in early 2022, but we don’t have exact dates for what they are. However, you can expect one of those releases to be on the Nike SNKRS app and another of those sneaker releases to be on Travis Scott’s website.
These Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low Reverse Mochas will be one of the biggest sneaker releases of 2022 and of the past several years.
Air Jordan 12 ‘Playoffs’
On Feb. 19, 2022, the Air Jordan 12 Playoffs will be getting a retro release. We haven’t seen this exact colorway come out in several years. It’s a popular OG Playoff colorway that is extremely desirable and wearable. The retail price for these Playoff Air Jordan 12s is going to be $200.
You can expect many sneaker enthusiasts to go after these Air Jordan 12 Playoffs because they rarely re-release these sneakers. Also, OG colorways of Retro Jordans tend to perform better on the aftermarket because they are more desired than some of the newer colorways.
Jordan 12s aren’t the most popular model, but they also aren’t disliked. They sit right in the middle of the group and many people want them. This 12s are going to be one of the best releases in early 2022 for you to go after because if you don’t, the aftermarket prices will skyrocket quickly for them.
Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue”
Switching gears, the Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Dazzling Blue colorway will be Adidas’ biggest release in early 2022. Kanye West’s Yeezy line has started to die in desire and resale value, but these Dazzling Blues are looking to change that. They don’t have an exact release date, but they will retail at the normal $220 price.
The reason why these Dazzling Blue 350s will be so popular is that it’s a beautifully colored twist on an already popular model of the 350s. Adidas sneaker buyers are getting exactly what they want. They took the Core Red Yeezy 350 V2 and switched the red stripe to the Dazzling Blue one. It was an easy twist that will drive buyers to want the sneaker badly.
On top of all that, black Yeezy 350 V2s do way better than any other colorway. Buyers like this Yeezy model in black.
These Dazzling Blue Yeezys are one of the best and most highly anticipated sneakers in 2022.
Air Jordan Retro 1 High ‘85’ “Georgetown”
Lastly, the Air Jordan Retro 1 High ‘85’ in the Georgetown colorway needs to be on your radar. We’ve seen very few of these High ‘85’ colorways release and they always go over well on the markets and with sneaker enthusiasts. It’s because they are the original cut and molds of the Jordan 1 Highs in 1985. For this reason alone, these Georgetown Jordan 1 Highs will do well.
On top of this sneaker being the original mold, its Georgetown colorways is a very popular one. Even though it’s not an OG colorway, it’s similar to the Shattered Backboard colorway in the sense that it’s a popular non-OG colorway.
These Georgetown High 85 Jordan 1s have a release sometime in April 2022 and will retail at $200. You won’t want to miss out on this hyped sneaker.
Final Rundown: Anticipated Sneakers of 2022
Just to recap, if you’re looking for a hyped pair of sneakers in 2022 there are a few sure-fire ones to go after.
There are several hyped Jordan 1 Highs releasing like the Marina Blue colorway and the High ‘85’ Georgetown pairs. If you’re looking for a Jordan 1 with a twist, aim for the Travis Scott Reverse Mocha collaboration. Not into Jordan 1s? Try the Playoff Jordan 12s instead, stock numbers should be higher on that pair than any other on this list.