Fashion, New Products

Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 1/5/22

Royalty is the name of the game.

words by: Matt Peng
Jan 5, 2022

First off, Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2022 in kicks will be just as fruitful as 2021 for all of you. This year is the 25th anniversary of both the Air Jordan 12 and Air Jordan 13 model and Air Max 1997 so expect some heat so those specific silhouettes.


Even with supply chain issues around the globe, manufacturers are still getting sneakers into the hands of fans and resellers alike. It’s definitely slow this week, but let’s jump right into it.


Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne”

Originally released in 2011 for friends and family only, the LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne” was created in celebration of the tour and album with the same name by Jay-Z and Kanye West. Now, 10 years later, the general public will get a chance to own a pair that was once grail status. The upper is comprised of Hyperfuse material as well as Flywire technology alongside the faux carbon fiber paneling. A lot of people forget these also have Zoom Air and Max Air units in them. Add in the album-inspired gold lace lock and colorway laces and you have a beautiful basketball sneaker both on and off the court. Hit up retailers like Feature and END. now.


Release Date: January 6, 2022
Retail: $230
Resell pre-release: $240 – $320


Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple”

They say the color purple is meant for royalty and the AJ13 gets that treatment this year. Instead of the classic “Bred” or “Altitude” makeover, we’re treated to a new look with a deep purple midsole. We still get the same cat eye hologram on the ankle and reflective 3M hits on the upper textile. Kick off the year with a bang and grab a pair for the entire family. Hit up SNKRS app and retailers like Feature to secure yours.


Release Date: January 8, 2022
Retail: $190
Resell pre-release: $270 – $370


Photos via Feature