If you're into sneakers, chances are you've probably heard of the Air Jordan 1 High OG "Chicago Lost & Found." Rumors of this colorway first surfaced at the start of the year, and now, it has officially arrived. The next few days will also be filled with nothing but heat. From the HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low to the A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 4, this is the week that sneakerheads all over the world have been waiting for. If you see any other pairs that you think should have been on this list, make sure to let us know over on Instagram and don't forget to follow us as well for the best content that the Asian sneaker community has to offer!
Without a shadow of a doubt, the Air Jordan 1 High OG "Chicago Lost & Found" is regarded by many to be the most hyped sneaker of the entire year. Inspired by the original 1985 "Chicago" which kicked off the Jumpman dynasty, the legendary colorway is back in its original color scheme. However, the leather has been slightly pre-aged for a beautifully vintage vibe. It even comes with a pre-distressed shoebox for that archival aesthetic that is all the rage these days. This is a sneaker that you seriously don't want to miss, so keep it locked here to get a guaranteed pair.
A love letter to HUF's beloved and late founder Keith Hufnagel, who tragically passed away in 2020 due to brain cancer, the HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low "New York City" is just one of three must-own colorways in the collection, but it's probably our favorite pair. Featuring a clean white and navy color scheme, the heels are etched with the Big Apple's older skyline that features the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers, as well as the words "Keith Forever" which are split between both shoes. The side panels also hide a tie-dye pattern underneath which nods to HUF's SB Dunk High collaboration from 2004.
Arguably James Whitner's best Jordan Brand collaboration since his Air Jordan 3 from last year, the A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 4 "Violet Ore" is no doubt one of the most luxurious AJ 4s that we've ever seen. Outfitted in light burgundy suede, metal studs and stitched detailing makes their way throughout for a premium look and feel. The inside of the sneaker has also been lined in a quilted material, and the Nike Air midsole underfoot has been dipped in a creamy hue for a throwback vibe. This all comes packed within a special edition shoebox that's made for all of the collectors out there.
While the New Balance 580 "Natural Indigo" might not look that special, especially when compared to the rest of the sneakers in this list, there's actually a really cool story behind it. Back in the mid-'90s, New Balance created the 580 exclusively for the Japanese market, meaning those outside of the country will have no chance of securing a pair unless they want to spend some big money. For 2022, however, the Boston-based brand has finally given the model a global release, so if you want to cop a piece of sneaker history then this is your chance.
And last but not least, we have the Air Jordan 1 High OG "Gorge Green." Bearing a striking resemblance to the "Midnight Navy" from 2020 and the "Bordeaux" from 2021, the Michael Jordan-helmed sportswear label is continuing the metallic silver Swoosh theme this year with this special edition colorway. It also comes with the iconic jeweled winged basketball emblem that you never see these days. Whether you're a hardcore AJ 1 collector or you're searching for your very first pair, you definitely don't want to miss out on this one.