Fashion, New Products

Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 1/26/22

Two pairs for charity this week, we’re with it.

words by: Matt Peng
Jan 26, 2022

There’s not a lot of sneaker releases this week but we totally believe in quality over quantity. This week’s selection is all about pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity in the industry and we love to see it. Let’s jump right into it.


Saucony Veg Tan Pack

Massachusetts-based athletic company Saucony is joining the vegetable tan leather movement with a 3-piece pack of iconic silhouettes. Taking their Jazz 81, Jazz Court and Shadow 6000 models to new sustainable and eco-friendly heights is the biodegradable leather. The shoe will age naturally with wear — patina — perfect for those who are currently seeking that old vintage worn look. Hit up to purchase.


Release Date: January 24, 2022 (delayed until February 4 for Jazz models and February 16 for Shadow model)
Retail: $100 (Jazz 81), $110 (Jazz Court), $120 (Shadow 6000)
Resell pre-release: N/A


Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1

I’ve already talked about this Sotheby’s exclusive auction release of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 in brown Monogram so this is more of a reminder to bid (although personally I don’t think I’ll make it past the initial $2,000 USD opening price). With only 200 pairs available and proceeds going to Virgil’s “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund,  you best have your funds ready to own a piece of history. Sotheby’s is the only place to get these.


Release Date: January 26, 2022 (Auction opens)
Retail: $2,000+ (Starting price at auction)
Resell pre-release: N/A


Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Humanrace Sichona “Shock Yellow”

Following the release of the “Collegiate Burgundy” colorway back in October, adidas and Pharrell are bringing a “Shock Yellow” version of the Humanrace Sichona to market. Never one to shy away from bright color palettes, Pharrell’s latest sneaker sports an orange tongue tag, baby blue branding on the laterals and comes with pink laces. Hit up CONFIRMED app to purchase.


Release Date: January 28, 2022
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: $245 – $320


KASSL Editions x ASICS GEL-1090 “White” & “Green”

We saved the best for last. A mini collection of only 30 pairs, European brand KASSL Editions has teamed up with ASICS to design two colorways of the GEL-1090 for its Crafts for Minds (CFM) program, which will see all proceeds from these sneakers go to the charity Mind, a mental health charity service based out of the UK. These sneakers are unique with their experimental “cloaks” over the toe box that drip into the soles. The sheath is made from oil fabric and bonded with the sole using polyurethane, which means they will crack and differently for everyone at that. END. is the only place to get these GEL-1090’s in both White and Green and you know your money will go to a great service.


Release Date: January 28, 2022
Retail: $260
Resell pre-release: N/A


Photos via Saucony, Sotheby’s, adidas, END.