The best sneaker releases from May 2022
Keeping tabs on the coolest shoe releases is only part of the job when you work at Boss Hunt. From the cleanest kicks on the block to the fastest runners on the start line and everything in between – we’ve got you covered. So if you want to stay through the best of what’s out there, here are the BH the team’s favorite shoe releases of the month.
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KITH x New Balance 990v3
Ronnie Fieg’s KITH has no shortage of shoe collaborations, and his latest with New Balance is no different, featuring a quartet of fresh colorways. Our favorite is the 990v3, with contrasting tones of bold blue and red that work well in tandem with the earthy hues of beige and brown that make up the suede and mesh upper. It’s a classic silhouette that takes advantage of Fieg’s influence even better.
Salomon x Ciele Athletics Phantasm Road
The world of performance running is a competitive world, so when you see relatively small groups like Salomon and Ciele Athletics come together and create cool shoes, you can’t help but smile. The two brands released two pairs of shoes, one being a trial shoe while the other is this black and white cheetah dotted Phantasm Road. Weighing just 235g and packed with Salomon’s Energy Blade propulsion technology, it’s a shoe that looks great and moves fast.
Nike Zoom Fly 5
Nike remains one of the undisputed kings of fast kicks, and with the upcoming launch of the Nike Zoom Fly 5, they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. As an ultra-lightweight, propulsion-focused road running shoe, Nike is set to release two different colorways, including the olive green you see here and a version in black. While the Nike VaaporFly and AlphaFly designs will likely remain the best option for running the marathon distance, it’s understood that the Nike Zoom Fly 5 will be better suited for short distance endeavors.
RHUDE Rhecess Low Trainers SS22
RHUDE founder Rhuigi Villaseñor has been a busy man lately, stuck in his new role as creative director at Bally, but that hasn’t seen him neglect his own brand. At the time of the RHUDE Spring/Summer 2022 collection announcement, we are seeing the release of the Sky-Hi and Low silhouettes, but it was these White/Orange Lows that caught our eye as quintessential RHUDE and everyday wearable. . Inspired by vintage sneaker silhouettes, the quality of these Low’s is undisputed as they’re handcrafted in Italy from supple calfskin.
Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance made in UK 991
If you have read Boss Hunt for a moment you’ll know how much the whole team is a fan of Aimé Leon Dore’s work over the past two years, and their collaborations with New Balance have been great since their debut three years ago. The latest Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance Made In UK 991 is another radiator you could wear as an everyday wheelset, with New Balance’s classic gray suede upper working well with dull green highlights. It’s clean and away from attention seeking, which is why we continue to love what they do.
Dover Street Market x Salomon XT-6
Founded by Rei Kawakubo, who was also the mastermind behind Comme des Garçons, Dover Street Market has steadily grown into mainstream consciousness in recent times thanks to collaborations including this one with Salomon. Using the Salomon XT-6 silhouette as its canvas, this black/black colourway is another under-the-radar release that would look as good as an everyday shoe as if running through mud.
Birkenstock x Ader Error Arizona Tech Black
Sure, it’s not exactly sandal time right now, but that doesn’t mean this Birkenstock collab isn’t worth a closer look. Created in partnership with Korean brand Ader Error, the classic Arizona silhouette is one of four collaborative designs, featuring a soft black nubuck upper that contrasts nicely with the cork soles. Also benefiting from a set of high tech buckles, these ratchet digits are a solid improvement over standard pin buckle closures, without interrupting the iconic two strap design.