Keeping an eye on the coolest shoe releases is just a part of the gig when you work at Boss Hunting. From the cleanest 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 across the best of what’s out there, here are the BH team’s favourite sneaker releases from July 2022.
Bodega x Salomon X-Mission 4
Salomon continues to kick goals with almost every collaboration it does, and the Bodega-designed X-Mission 4 trail shoes are no exception. Featuring an upper of distressed grey suede and “stormy sky” tie-dye patterned mesh, it also boasts Bodega’s signature bright colours, with lashings of yellow, green and pink pastel found throughout the rest of the shoe. It’s a great collaboration, with enough colour to keep things interesting, while still staying somewhat under the radar.
New Balance 9060
If the New Balance 9060 is unfamiliar to you, that’s because it’s a brand new silhouette. After making its debut in Mowalola’s SS23 runway shoe, the 9060 has been released to a wider audience in a “mindful grey with surf” colourway that celebrates its textures and midsole construction. Drawing inspiration from the 990 series of performance running shoes, New Balance has blended that sportiness with premium pig suede leather and mesh uppers, resulting in a great everyday sneaker.
MSCHF Gobstomper “Jimmy Fallon Edition”
The artist collective MSCHF has been turning heads with almost everything it’s done over the last few years, no matter if its selling 999 forged Andy Warhol sketches or getting sued by Vans. It’s latest project, however, has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm after linking up with talk show host Jimmy Fallon to create a sneaker that errodes layers like a gobstopper. In a sneaker landscape where everything has been done, this is a genuinely innovative concept that looks the goods too.
Salomon ACS Pro Advanced “Safari”
When there’s no collaborator involved, Salomon returns to its roots in cutting-edge technical running and hiking footwear, of which the tonal Salomon ACS Pro Advanced “Safari” is the perfect example. Featuring a rigid Kurim structure on the upper for improved support, it also uses 3D open mesh to promote breathability and a stride-stabilising Agile Chassis System so you can be confident in every stride. The shoes also have an All Terrain Contagrip outsole, so you’ll stay rubber side down no matter how slippery things get.
JJJJound x Reebok NPC II
White sneakers are a competitive category to say the least, as one of the most universally wearable shoes that remain simple to dress up or down. However, just because they’ve been done before doesn’t mean they can’t be improved on, which is exactly what JJJJound is offering in this collaborative classic Reebok tennis shoe. The JJJJound x Reebok NPC II doesn’t stand for “non-playable character,” despite the ubiquity of the style, which feature arctic white leather upper sections, while the interiors are polar white terry.
Moncler Trailgrip GTX
If the likes of Solomon trail shoes are too reserved for you, then the Moncler Trailgrip GTX is a maximalist expression of the same outdoor energy, offered in a range of different colourways (though triple black is one of our favourites). Featuring a ripstop and mesh upper, the technical running shoes have a GORE-TEX waterproof membrane to keep your feet warm and dry, as well as an EVA mid-sole and Vibram Megagrip rubber compound outsole. Serious shoes for serious activities.
adidas Crazy 1 “Stormtrooper”
Unquestionably a polarising design, this classic Kobe Bryant signature sneaker was originally inspired by an Audi TT sportscar with aerodynamic looking surfaces and shapes. The blocky basketball shoes were originally seen on the feet of Kobe Bryant during the 2000 championship series, immediately creating discussion about the Eirik Lund Nielson-designed kicks and eventually seeing them return to production more than two decades later. Riding such a wave of nostalgia, if you like what you’re looking at, you’ll need to move quickly.
Converse Chuck 70 AT-CX
Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars are an iconic shoe, not because of how much they’ve changed over the decades, but because of how similar they’ve remained. That is until this year, where we see a fresh take on the classic Chucks in the Converse Chuck 70 AT-CX, offering an exaggerated midsole that feels contemporary, but faithful to the original design. Featuring a cotton canvas upper, the shoes also have a TPU Bosey toe and chunky CX foam midsole to complete the look. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your high-school Chucks, now’s the time.
Balenciaga Pool Closed Slide
If Balenciaga’s Crocs collaboration wasn’t quite to your taste, then the brand’s latest casual shoe might be more up your alley. The Pool Closed Slide isn’t quite as lurid in its colourway, but it still has the same rubber construction and printed Balenciaga logo, arguably making it a more versatile slide. As you’d expect, they aren’t exactly affordable, but will serve you perfectly from the brunch table to the beach and everywhere in between.