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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 2/23/22

Who’s ready for spring?

words by: Matt Peng
Feb 23, 2022

As we approach spring, brands are treating us to some brighter palettes and remixed models for sneaker releases. We won’t keep you waiting so let’s jump right into it.


Nike Dunk High “Light Chocolate”

Brown has been trending in the last few years and a mix of a couple of shades of it with some green throw in is just what the doctor ordered for some fire spring fits. Hit up SNKRS app to cop this clean pair.


Release Date: February 23, 2022 (Today)
Retail: $125
Resell pre-release: $180 – $445


GUCCIMAZE x adidas Ozrah “Black”

If you’re looking for something chunky and along the lines of the YEEZY 700 V3 but at a lower price point, look no further than the GUCCIMAZE x adidas Ozrah. The Tokyo-based designer has added subtle metallic highlights that reflect light and a “STAY TECHNO” graphic that pops in UV light. Definitely something a little different. Hit up to purchase.


Release Date: February 23, 2022 (Today)
Retail: $140
Resell pre-release: $280 – $400


Air Jordan 1 “University Gold and Light Bordeaux”

How many of you knew MJ was in a frat during his time at UNC? Well now you know. Celebrating his brotherhood in the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, this colorway shows us a different side of his Airness, on the same classic silhouette we love. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: February 24, 2022
Retail: $170
Resell pre-release: $215 – $400


JJJJound x New Balance MADE 990v3 “Olive”

Getting your hands on a pair of JJJJound New Balance’s is like winning the lottery. The brand’s release of their take on the classic 990v3 silhouette features beautiful premium nubuck, suede, and mesh in olive as well as subtle hits of reflective 3M. The creamy laces and midsole on the ENCAP system completes this perfect sneaker. Hit up to purchase.


Release Date: February 24, 2022 (JJJJound), March 3, 2022 (New Balance global)
Retail: $250
Resell pre-release: $900 – $1,400


G-Dragon x Nike Kwondo1 “White”

What happens when G-Dragon takes his love for Tae-Kwon-Do and channels it into a sneaker? You get the beautiful Kwondo 1 silhouette. Combining his love for formal and athletic footwear, this sneaker has premium leather uppers with Brogue dress shoe detailing all around and even incorporates a bowling-inspired outsole and soccer-inspired tongue. Hit up SNKRS app to get this unique pair.


Release Date: February 25, 2022
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: $230 – $385


Alife x adidas Nizza Hi “Clear Sky”

You can’t do wrong with a fuzzy sneaker to welcome in warmer weather. Alife and adidas collaborate on the hi-top Nizza model just in time for spring. With a baby blue palette, these clean sneakers will can be a daily rotational pair easily. Hit up retailers like Extra Butter to cop.


Release Date: February 25, 2022
Retail: $100
Resell pre-release: N/A


adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue”

While Ye has been keeping busy in the news with his Kim K drama, Donda 2 release exclusively on his STEM player and his new jeen yuhs documentary on Netflix, adidas is steadily pushing out more new YEEZY colorways. Taking the tried and true all-black 350 V2 and adding some color on the side stripe, the Three Stripes has chosen a bold blue for this go around. Hit up CONFIRMED app to purchase in sizes for the entire family.


Release Date: February 26, 2022
Retail: $230 (Adults), $160 (Kids), $140 (Infants)
Resell pre-release: $320 – $675


END. x New Balance “Art of Nothing” XC72 Pack

END. hit the nail on the head with this duo of XC72s. The 1970s archive-inspired pair gets treated to premium off-white and grey suede with a gum sole on one pair while the other uses a combination of plush suede and mesh in off-white complemented with subtle hits of grey. Both of these sneakers ooze the energy that New Balance and its collaborators have used to propel them to the top of the sneaker game right now. END. has both the Angora/Marblehead/Gum pair and Angora/Natural Gum pair for sale via raffle.


Release Date: February 26, 2022
Retail: $155
Resell pre-release: N/A


Photos via Nike, adidas, JJJJound, Extra Butter, END.