Named after the Greek goddess of victory, Nike conquered the sneaker market by distributing various sports and fitness shoes, apparel, equipment and accessories.
Nike Inc. has significant cultural and creative dominance in the footwear industry. The company ranks number one in the global sneaker market, according to Statista. The undisputed brand at the swoosh has been built on sleek designs, innovative technology, high profile endorsements and successful PR campaigns.
Writing its name in pop culture history since 1972, Nike Inc. has launched many successful shoe silhouettes and lines, which still dominate the sneaker industry.
The swoosh brand hasn’t slowed down in its 50 years of existence and has no plans to do so, as proven by multiple sneakers released each year under Nike Inc. We’ve mentioned the top 5 silhouettes in the list below, which were released in June week 1 (June 1, 2022 – June 7, 2022).
Top 5 Nike Sneakers Released in June 2022, Week 1
1) Nike Air Trainer 1 Photon Dust and Light Smoke
To celebrate the Tinker Hatfield-designed silhouette, the Air Trainer 1s have been released by the swoosh label in multiple colorways, including Travis Scott’s two Air Trainer 1 colorways. The brand recently announced the Photon Dust and Light Smoke colorway which is set to join the 35th anniversary lineup.
The Photon Dust and Light Smoke colorway is inspired by Bo Jackson’s original 1987 Nike Air Trainer 1 Low colorway. The Nike Air Trainer 1 Photon Dust and Light Smoke (2022) comes dressed on the silhouette’s mid-top form. The product description on the Nike site states,
“From the gym to the courts and everywhere in between, the famous 1987 elliptical trainer lets you travel hassle-free. Details like the forefoot strap nod to the original, while nubuck leather from premium quality (made in an easy Photon Dust style) ages to perfection Built for performance sports then, Air cushioning and a mid-heel collar ensure comfort and security for today’s adventures today.
Staying true to the retro ’80s silhouette, the trainers come dressed in a Photon Dust/Light Smoke Grey/Smoke Gray colourway. Perforated white leather, varying shades of gray and soft suede toe overlays are featured on the sneakers.
The branding is done on the outsole with the placement of the “Nike” lettering in white in place of the green OG. A sailcloth midsole sits atop the gray and white rubber outsole to finish off the design. The shoe is set to drop on SNKRS on June 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM PT for $120.
2) Women’s Dunk Low Rose Whisper
One of the most sought after shoe lines, Nike Dunk, has focused on releasing feminine silhouettes, and one of the upcoming releases from the same line is called Rose Whisper.
Tailored for summer spring, the swoosh brand has dressed Dunk Low in a standard two-tone arrangement in rose-inspired hues. The uppers of the shoes are constructed in a white leather base, with leather overlays dressed in pink hues. The product description on the Nike site states,
“Originally created for the hardwood, the Dunk then took to the streets – and as they say, the rest is history. Over 35 years after its debut, the silhouette still offers a bold and provocative style and remains a coveted look for crews across both sport and culture.Now, OG varsity hoops are refreshed with a softer palette.Rose Whisper and White color blocks offer seasonal style and a bright – but still subtle – touch – to your outfit.
The Rose Whisper tone further accentuates the iconic swoosh logos, inner linings, outsoles and laces. The crisp white color is highlighted on the mesh tongues, toe, ankle collars and midfoot sections.
A similar color scheme is worn on the bottom of the shoe, with the midsoles dressed in White while the treading is dressed in a Pink hue. The Women’s Dunk Low Rose Whisper will be released on SNKRS on June 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM PT for $100.
3) Air Max 90 Pro Green and Pale Ivory
Originally slated for May 20, 2022, the Nike Air Max 90 Pro Green and Pale Ivory is now slated for release in June 2022. The Air Max 90 pair comes dressed in the Pro Green/Pale Ivory/Forest Green colorway.
The pair is constructed from a mix of suede and mesh materials, with the former accented on the base and the latter on the upper. Other materials enter the mix with the iconic swooshes crafted in leather and the twill tongue. The outsoles are dressed in a gum rubber material, which resembles the vintage sole, completing the design. The product description on the Nike site states,
“Lace up and feel the legacy. Produced at the intersection of art, music and culture, the wardrobe staple that helped define the 90s gets a premium finish. 90 dons a twill tongue, nubuck mudguard with suede overlays and a gum outsole.
Both tones of Green are seen on the upper, while Gray mesh is seen on the toe box and collars. The midsole Air units and side swooshes are dressed in Pale Ivory. The tongue features an embroidered Air Max patch in modified logo treatment lettering.
The Air Max 90 Pro Green and Pale Ivory sneakers are set to drop on SNKRS on June 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM PT for $150.
4) Air Force 1 Jewel Pale Vanilla
If you’re a fan of Nike’s Air Force 1 silhouette, you’re in luck. The swoosh label has dressed up two of its new colorways, which are set to drop on June 3, 2022. The first, dubbed Jewel Pale Vanilla, follows the retro design with a twist.
Similar to the model’s signature style, Triple White, the upcoming Air Force 1 Jewel Pale Vanilla indulges in a White smooth leather base that complements cracked leather near the heel tabs. The product description on the Nike site states,
“Stay fresh and clean this summer with a new pair of white Air Force 1s – but with a tasty little twist. Atop a vintage-style coconut milk midsole, the white leather upper is constructed like your classic White-on -White AF1, but the Jewel Swoosh features a more modern brand.Originally introduced in 1997, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the AF1 Jewel Swoosh with this hit Pale Vanilla, putting a unique spin on an iconic style.
The upcoming pair have coconut milk rubber outsoles, leading the way for a vintage colorless midsole contrast. Interior lining and branding on the tongue resembles the suede upper overlays of the heel.
Non-standard side medial swooshes complete the look, resembling jewel embellishments and arriving in a pale vanilla jelly hue. This is the most important feature of sneakers. The Air Force 1 Low will be released on SNKRS on June 3, 2022, for a retail price of $130.
5) Air Force 1 Light Bone and Coconut Milk
As mentioned earlier, this is the second pair alongside the Pale Vanilla colorway. The Air Force 1 Light Bone and Coconut Milk reintroduces the famous jewel swoosh on the silhouette in a new colorway, delivering a creamy, cloudy color palette.
The Air Force 1 Light Bone and Coconut Milk colorway opts for simple neutral hues and is inspired by the retro triple white AF1 sneakers. The product description on the Nike website states,
Bring out the original hoops style with this Jelly Swoosh-trimmed Air Force 1. Its classic embellishment teams up with a Light Bone leather upper and coconut milk outsole for a vintage effect that gives the impression that you just pulled them from the history books.”
The sneaker’s upper and overlays are crafted from smooth leather, with a light bone hue taking up most of it. The tongues and laces arrive in a tonal textile hue contrasting against the light bone. The shoes have a cracked leather heel counter, also dressed in bones.
A darker hue appears on branded accents and insoles. To finish off the look, glorious swooshes are dressed in Jelly Beige color, which is found on the lateral and medial walls of the midfoot. Finally, the pair is completed by an aged coconut-coloured sole.
The Air Force 1 Light Bone and Coconut Milk is set to release from SNKRS on June 3, 2022 at 10am ET for a retail price of $130.