From exciting collaborations to limited-edition collections, 2022 has delivered a wealth of fresh designs to the sneaker scene. And as we head towards the end of the year, there’s still plenty of upcoming offerings from the industry’s key players. New Balance continues to dominate the market with new 990 iterations expected to land imminently, while Yeezy upgrades some of its most iconic styles and maintains its legendary status in the game. Finishing the year strong is Nike, with the Swoosh brand providing an array of covetable releases worth considering. Here, we’ve rounded up the highly anticipated kicks soon to arrive at Laced.

Yeezy Slide Flax

Mastering minimalism and comfort, the Yeezy Slide divided opinions when it first arrived in 2019. But times have changed — the slide has since won over fans and seen a revival in popularity. Now, this latest iteration — the Yeezy Slide Flax — is next to define the market. After a controversial Yeezy Day, with adidas allegedly releasing Ye’s debut designs without consent, this slip-on shoe has left followers wanting more. Boasting an earth-toned colour scheme all over, it’s crafted from sustainable EVA foam, while expertly designed grooves are added underfoot for unrivalled support.

Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Buckle Low Blue

A collaborative sneaker destined for a place in the history books, the Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Buckle Low Blue is set to take the market by storm this year. Reworking the original Forum silhouette, Puerto Rican musician Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio swaps the traditional velcro fastening for a functional buckle in a bid to modernise this classic shoe. Completely covered in powdered blue hues, the Three Stripes logo is decorated in a darker shade for contrast, with a matching sole unit topping off the design.

Patta x Nike Air Max 1 White

Marking another addition to the ever-growing portfolio between Nike and Patta, the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 White is the next iteration vying for a place in your rotation. Adopting the same wave design as its predecessors, this sought-after sneaker dons a pure white colourway, offset with cool grey accents on the toe box, counter and Swoosh. Nike’s world-renowned Air unit takes pride of place in the sole, while a combination of leather and mesh fabrics provide unparalleled comfort. Set to be unveiled in autumn, this top-tier trainer is expected to be in high demand.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Certified Fresh Off Noir Pecan

Arriving as part of the “Certified Fresh” Pack, the Nike Air Force 1 Mid Certified Fresh Off Noir Pecan makes its timely debut in celebration of the silhouette’s 40th anniversary. Taking style cues from the ‘80s hoops shoe, the canvas upper is dressed in autumnal brown tones, supported by black leather overlays. Nike’s branding appears on the sidewall and heel tab, elevated by a customised tongue tag. Rounding off the design with a vintage-inspired rubber sole, this versatile sneaker appeals to every occasion and wardrobe.

Nike Air Max 2013 x Stüssy Black

The result of the famed collaboration between Nike and Stüssy, the much-awaited Nike Air Max 2013 x Stüssy Black has already earned its icon status. Borrowing details from the legendary Air Max, this pair’s upper is crafted from breathable mesh, accompanied by flashes of orange, yellow and pink beneath to create a gradient effect. Nike’s flipped Swoosh adorns the rear, while a double helping of Stüssy’s logo appears on the tongue and eyestays. Arriving this August, make sure you’re first in line for this soon-to-be sell-out shoe.