Nike, a well-known sportswear brand headquartered in Oregon, is named after the Greek goddess of victory. Over the years, the sportswear giant has always lived up to its name. With a steady stream of new shoes being released every day, Nike dominates the sneaker market. Therefore, sneakerheads are gearing up for a ride of releases sourced from the Swoosh label during the first week of July (July 1-July 7).
The list is full of sneakers to expect from revered brands such as Nike Inc. and its sub-brands such as Jordan and Converse. The swoosh label has established prominence in the sneaker industry and has consistently dominated the cultural realm through undisputed sneaker releases, high-profile endorsements, innovative technology, and stylish designs.
Since its inception in 1972, the company, which currently ranks first in the world in the sneaker market, has established its name in popular culture and introduced a variety of popular shoe lines. The swoosh brand isn’t slowing down in 2022, with 5 silhouettes set to drop by the middle of the year.
Below is a list of the top 5 silhouettes that will be released during the first week of July.
Top 5 silhouettes released in July week 1 under Nike Inc.
1) Nike Air Max 1 Penny 1 Orlando
The upcoming Air Max Penny is uniquely constructed with an Air Max heel unit and oversized giant jewel swoosh, adding to its expensive appeal. The Orlando Colorway was first released in 2011 and will be reintroduced in 2022.
The sneakers were first made available as part of Anfernee Hardaway’s signature line. The shoes come dressed in a Royal White, Black, and University Royal color scheme. The base is comprised of a rich Black nubuck upper clad in Black, accented by a large White Phylon midsole and mudguards.
The 2022 retro iteration features a classic mid-top silhouette and visible Air technology on the black tread for added cushioning. The large jewel swoosh is dressed in Blue, while a similar swoosh makes an appearance on the tongue in an embroidered design.
More branding is done with the addition of Penny Hardaway’s iconic 1-cent logo, which appears on the heels. The latest colorway is inspired by Orlando Magic’s “Away” uniforms. The pair is set to release on July 1, 2022 on SNKRS for a retail price of $170.
2) Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Stage Haze/Bleached Coral
The Air Jordan 1 High OG Stage Haze, also known as Bleached Coral, debuts on July 2, 2022. The pair comes dressed in White, Black, Gray Fog and Bleached Coral, with a monochromatic finish evocative of the previous. rebellionary. The Nike site offers the following product description:
“The Air Jordan 1 and its OG makeups may be the pinnacle of MJ’s retro tradition, but that doesn’t mean the timeless silhouette can’t be refreshed. – like a black and gray toe Anti-fog lower heel with premium white underlays – the Air Jordan 1 “Bleached Coral” is a modern arrangement in make-up and placement.”
The titular hue is accented on the “Nike Air” tongue logo as well as the matching insoles. The upper is trimmed in premium white leather with a black cracked leather accent. A mix of materials is added with the addition of fog gray suede on the heels.
The signature swoosh and overlays are highlighted with subtle black cracked leather detailing. The sneakers are sat on a clean white midsole and gray tread. Each pair of sneakers will come with three sets of laces, including black, punchy coral and white.
The sneakers are set to release on the official e-commerce site, Nike SNKRS, on July 2, 2022, for a retail price of $170.
3) Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Bleached Coral
The Air Jordan 1 Low Bleached Coral colorway has been rumored to drop since October 2021; however, the release date has now been set for July 2, 2022. The colorway is reminiscent of the ultra-rare Air Jordan 1 Rust Pink released in 2017, but differentiated with a new mix of materials and colors. According to the product description on Nike,
“Ready for summer? Find your place in any environment with this evocative colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Low. Bleached coral brings lively energy, while cracked leather and soft suede accents add appeal. covetable. Classic branding to the heel completes the whole thing. .It’s all the style you’ll ever need with details you’ll love.”
The choice of textures is different as the suede upper replaces the usual leather on the heel and toe, both dressed in titular pink shades. Smooth leather is replaced with cracked leather detailing as it sits along the forefoot in a dark black finish. Black crackle leather overlays contrast with the white smooth leather base mid-panel and white rubber midsole.
The sneakers feature “Black Toe” blocking and a black rubber outsole. A hint of coral pink can be seen on the tongues with “Nike Air” lettering and matching insoles. The pink is contrasted with the standard black swoosh material and lace units. The sneaker will be accompanied by a set of black and pink laces. The pair is set to release on Nike SNKRS on July 2, 2022 for a retail price of $130.
4) Air Force 1 High ’07 Sail and Medium Gray
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Nike is releasing a new special edition of its Air Force 1 in a high-top silhouette dressed in a vintage sail colourway as part of the brand’s swoosh anniversary collection. The shoe arrives dressed in an understated and classic Sail/Mid Gray/Light Bone/Coconut Milk colorway. The colorway is a nod to the original 1982 design released in a similar color scheme. The nike website describes,
“Sophisticated and easy to wear, the Air Force 1 High ’07 lets you step into the new era of vintage. The distressed leather of the classic sail combines with an 80s construction reminiscent of the era for a retro look The woven canvas side panel and heritage branding on the tongue bring the original high-flying look to life, while mid gray accents on the Swoosh and outsole add coveted AF1 appeal.
The shoe is packed with retro hits in every sneaker, including the Sail and Mid Gray hue upper, which is crafted from premium sport leather. The silhouette arrives in a sleek construction with the inclusion of a mesh fabric mid-panel and perforated leather toe caps. Swooshes feature silver accents and OG branding to the tongue and insoles pays homage to the colourway which was first introduced in 1982.
The tongues, eyelets, and lace ties are dressed in the Light Bone hue, while the inside of the tongues are adorned with “Nike Air” lettering. Similar air markings are also added to heel counters. The heel area is decorated with gray suede elements. The addition of a pre-yellowed midsole that contrasts with the gray rubber treads adds a more vintage aesthetic. The sneakers are set to release on SNKRS for a retail price of $135 on July 6, 2022.
5) Converse x A-Cold-Wall* Sponge Crater Dark Gray and Tango Tangerine
Nike’s subsidiary and sub-brand, Converse, recently launched the Sponge Crater CX on June 23, 2022, and now the SNKRS and Nike page is restocking the fashionable shoe. The one-of-a-kind sneakers arrived in an exaggerated silhouette while exploring Crater foam, adhering to the “less is more” philosophy.
The trainers arrived in unique proportions, shape and technology, with the innovation of the first full-body crater foam construction. The sneakers feature revolutionary CX foam and an egg-crate traction pod, while utilizing all the trash and trash. The Nike site describes the shoe,
“Futuristic style meets next-gen comfort: Sponge Crater. A-COLD-WALL* helps reinvent a new Converse-designed silhouette that pushes the boundaries of style and wearability with a less-is-more philosophy. Samuel Ross applies its atypical contemporary aesthetic to a Converse silhouette like no other.”
Enclosing the upper is an Orange-hued base with a flat-knit upper, which arrives dressed in a Creamy Off-White hue. The flat knit upper promotes breathability in the foot. The shoe instills spandax collars and orange sock-like bindings, which are clad with exaggerated heels and pull tabs. The inclusion of the mule cut shell in the design is the most significant feature as it is comprised of both crater and CX foam.
The Converse x A-Cold-Wall * Sponge Crater is available for use on SNKRS on July 7, 2022 for a retail price of $110.