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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 2/16/22

An OG makes a surprise return.

words by: Matt Peng
Feb 16, 2022

Hard to believe another week has come and gone. If you’re still waiting for that shock drop of Eminem’s Air Shady 3 from the Super Bowl halftime show, we are too. But back to reality, so let’s jump right into it and give you this week’s sneaker releases.


Air Jordan 1 “Dark Marina Blue”

These dropped earlier this year overseas and now they’re making their stateside debut. When you give the AJ1 a black base and a solid color overlay with a white outsole, the result is always pure magic. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers like Feature to cop sizes for the whole family.


Release Date: February 16, 2022 (Today)
Retail: $170
Resell pre-release: $180 – $275


Hommewrk x Saucony Jazz 81 “Carnival Black”

In partnership with design brand Hommewrk, Saucony launched a collaboration with Trinidad Jame$ to celebrate Black History Month and his Trinidadian heritage. With an unexpected glow-in-the-dark outsole that shines in 3 colors and hidden embroidery behind the tongue that reveals a gold steel pan to honor “Panorma” which happens during “Carnival,” there’s a lot of intricate details to like in this pair. Hit up Hommewrk, and select retailers to cop.


Release Date: February 16, 2022 (Hommewrk), February 18, 2022 (Others)
Retail: $110
Resell pre-release: N/A


Nike Dunk Low “Siempre Familia”

Paying homage to Mexican culture and “Día de Muertos,” Nike has taken Aztec Mictlān mythology and created a Dunk Low. Textured leather and suede cover the upper to give off iguana skin vibes while the yellow heel counter represents the 8th and 9th level of Mictlān. Nike worked together with the National Institute of Anthropology and History and the Ministry of Culture – INAH – MEX to create these. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: February 17, 2022
Retail: $120
Resell pre-release: $160 – $246


Nike Air Max Terrascape Plus “Sail & Sea Glass”

I like the direction that Nike has taken the Air Max Plus family in with this new model. Made from 20% recycled material by weight, the sustainability aspect makes me like it even more. This light green color is perfect for the Nike Grind used in the outsole and I’m interested to see how it performs during a run. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: February 17, 2022
Retail: $185
Resell pre-release: $210 – $420


Nike LeBron 9 “Big Bang”

This was a classic from the “Galaxy” Pack when it dropped 10 years ago during NBA All-Star Weekend. Inspired by Orlando, the host city from 2012, these will return as King James returns to Cleveland for this year’s ASG. If you missed your chance a decade ago, don’t get caught slipping this time around. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers like Feature to purchase.


Release Date: February 18, 2022
Retail: $240
Resell pre-release: $300 – $400


Air Jordan 3 “Cardinal Red”

Another colorway that is set to drop in sizes for the whole family, the “Cardinal Red” will become a staple immediately. While too late for Valentine’s Day, the subtle yellow Jumpman on these is a nice contrast to the bold red. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: February 19, 2022
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $320 – $520


adidas YEEZY 500 “Blush”

Once again too late for the annoying 2/14 holiday, these are the perfect gift for your significant other. It’s not too late for cherry blossom season though. We need spring ASAP. Hit up CONFIRMED app to get these.


Release Date: February 19, 2022
Retail: $210
Resell pre-release: $300 – $600 (Larger sizes)


Air Jordan 12 “Playoff”

25 years have passed that quickly huh? The “Playoff” 12s first released in 1997 and are definitely a fan-favorite in the Jordan Brand catalogue. With a premium black leather upper and visible carbon fiber shank plate that separates the midsole from the toe area, don’t sleep on these for the entire family. Hit up retailers like Feature and END. now to enter raffles.


Release Date: February 19, 2022
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $300 – $630 (Smaller sizes)


Photos via Feature, Saucony, Nike, END.