This never used to be the case, but I’ve suddenly become a sneaker person. Not only have I started wearing sneakers more and collecting new pairs, but I’ve also been spending time studying the latest releases and waking up at the crack of dawn to try to get my hands on virtual drops. From all of my latest shoe research, I landed on seven cool sneakers that are important to own in 2022.
This list ranges from cult sneakers that are hard to track to retro styles that are making a comeback to the running shoes I’ve heard described as “the most comfortable sneakers ever.” While there are plenty of sneaker trends to have on your radar this year, I won’t be diving into those here. Instead, I’m highlighting the specific sneaker styles that are suddenly everywhere on the fashion scene and set to be even bigger throughout the year.