2022 was a year filled with high-profile collaborations, iconic releases and retro revivals. The New Balance 550 continued to reign supreme, while partnerships from Teddy Santis and A Ma Maniére challenged the dominance of the Nike Dunk. 2023 looks set to be even bigger, with a host of brand-new silhouettes and colourways expected from the industry’s key players. 

For those who can’t wait, we’re taking a closer look at the most wanted sneakers already announced for 2023.

Air Jordan 3 Reimagined White Cement

Commemorating the silhouette’s 35th anniversary, the Air Jordan 3 Reimagined White Cement joins Jordan Brand’s spring line-up for 2023. Drawing heavily on Tinker Hatfield’s ‘88 original, tumbled leather decorates the upper, while elephant-printed overlays cover the toe caps and heels. Pre-distressed details lend a vintage feel, balanced by advanced cushioning underfoot for all-day comfort.

Air Jordan 1 Low OG Olive x Travis Scott

Following the success of the 2022 “Reverse Mocha” and “Black Phantom” iterations, Travis Scott and Air Jordan are teaming up once again to release the highly anticipated Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG Olive. Taking on a similar design to its predecessors, plush suede dresses the base, while tumbled leather adorns the sidewall, eyestays and ankle. Rounded off with the Texas-born rapper’s signature reversed Swoosh, this sought-after sneaker is expected to arrive 25th March.

JJJJound x adidas Samba

After collaborations with Reebok, New Balance and ASICS, Montreal-based JJJJound is now setting its sights on another sportswear giant with the JJJJound x adidas Samba collection. Revealed in two core colourways, including black and beige, Justin Saunders’ label reworks the original football silhouette with subtle details and co-branded accents. No official release date has been announced yet, but it’s rumoured to arrive in the early months of 2023.

Air Jordan 1 High 85 Black White

A style that’s at the forefront of sneaker news, the Air Jordan 1 High 85 Black White is tipped to become one of the most in-demand styles of the year. Paying homage to the old-school design from 1985, it features classic colour blocking, a high-cut silhouette and Wings branding. Elevated with clean lines and exposed stitching, this AJ1 is a certified staple for the new year and beyond.

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low Grey

The newest silhouette to come out of the Off-White x Nike partnership, the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low Grey effortlessly fuses luxury and basketball heritage. Boasting a pared-back colour scheme, muted grey hues cover the entire upper — including the perforated toe box and functional laces. Virgil Abloh’s trademark font graces the shoe’s sole, while a metallic Swoosh finesses the design.