And just like that, 2023 is officially here. Even though the new year has only just begun, The Edit LDN can already tell you some of the most anticipated sneakers that are scheduled to drop over the next twelve months. While things could indeed change, these are a selection of pairs that we're positive will disrupt the industry in a big way. From special edition Air Jordans to Air Force 1 collabs like no other, keep on reading to find out everything that we know so far.
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Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low "Olive"If you thought 2022 was a big year for La Flame, wait until you see what's in-store for 2023. According to our sources, the Houston-born rapper will be kicking off his Cactus Jack collaborations with the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low "Olive." Like a mix between the "Reverse Mocha" and the "Black Phantom," this pair boasts a premium white leather and black suede construction with fiery red details throughout. A lush olive backwards Swoosh shoots through the lateral sidewalls of the Air Jordan 1 Low, and this is complemented by a pair of dark green laces that tie everything together. Could this be the ultimate Travis Scott collab? Only time will tell.
Air Jordan 3 "Reimagined"We've already reported on the Air Jordan 3 "Reimagined" quite extensively, but we're just beyond hyped for this drop. Just like how Jordan Brand brought back the original "Chicago" in 2022 in the form of the Air Jordan 1 High "Lost & Found," the AJ 3 will be getting the same treatment with this release. A pre-worn rendition of the OG "White Cement" from 1998, it boasts the same colorblocking and luxurious leather but it has been infused with vintage details to give it an old school aesthetic. In fact, just like the aforementioned "L&F," this Air Jordan 3 will also come with a pre-distressed shoebox complete with original paperwork for that true late-'80s vibe.
Nike SB Dunk Low "Heineken 2.0"If you ask any sneakerhead what the most iconic Dunk Low of all-time is, there's a massive chance that they'll bring up the "Heineken." Originally released in 2003, the colourway was quickly pulled from shelves following a legal complaint from the Dutch beer company. With that said, it looks like it might be making a comeback on its 20th anniversary with the same green and white palette that we all know and love. Pairs of the original now resell for tens of thousands, so if you didn't manage to secure your size two decades ago, 2023 might be your year.
Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low "Paris"You'd be hard pressed to find a fashion designer quite as influential as the late and great Virgil Abloh. Even though the Louis Vuitton Artistic Director sadly passed away at the end of 2021, his legacy continues to live on through drops like the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low "Paris." A love letter to the French capital, this Air Force 1 will apparently be covered in light grey leather and will come with Abloh's signature deconstructed details throughout. From the rugged zip tie to the metallic silver Swoosh that has been stitched on across the sidewalls, this might take the crown as one of the best Off-White sneakers ever made.
Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 "Pine Green"While the Swoosh's skateboarding division has reworked the Air Jordan 1 in the past, for 2023, they'll be setting its sights on Michael Jordan's fourth signature silhouette with the Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 "Pine Green." Rumours of a half pipe-ready Air Jordan 4 have been swirling around for a few months now, and after a few leaks, we have a good idea of what's it's supposed to look like. Bearing a striking resemblance to the "Military Black" from 2022, the stealthy accents have all been switched out for lush green hues that are sure to turn heads wherever you go. The Jumpman branding around the heel has also been dropped in favour of the prestigious "Nike SB" logo.
Terror Squad x Nike Air Force 1 Low "Panda"
And last but not least, we have the Terror Squad x Nike Air Force 1 Low "Panda." According to the legends, Nike made nine pairs exclusively for all members of the American hip hop collective back in the '90s, and while these never actually released to the public, the group's frontman, Fat Joe, recently took to Instagram to tease a potential drop 25 years later. Spotted in one of the original "Panda" renditions, it'll also come in a grey and pink colorway and a pink and white palette too. All pairs will be embroidered with "TS" around the heel and will sit on top of creamy Air midsoles for a seriously vintage vibe.