23 Sneakers We’re Looking Forward to in 2012

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Will 2012 see anything more anticipated than the recently released Air Jordan 11 “Concord”? It depends on what takes priority on your must-have list for 2012. Our Nice Kicks staff compiled a list of the top 23 sneaker releases that are expected to hit the shelves in 2012. Are you already plotting on how you’re going to obtain the Air Jordan 10 “Chicago”? Is the Nike Air Yeezy 2 the only sneaker on your mind right now? Take a look at our “23 Sneakers We’re Looking Forward to in 2012″ list, and let us know which pair interests you the most in our voting poll below.

**Note** Only CONFIRMED releases were incorporated in this list.

23. Nike Air Foamposite One “Electrolime”

Sneakers We're Looking Forward to in 2012

Expected Release: Spring 2012

2011 was an extremely big year for Foamposite in all shapes and colors. The Air Foamposite One, the Foamposite Pro and the Total Air Foamposite Max released more than 10 times in all. We will at least see two Foamposite One colorways in 2012 including this vibrant “Electrolime” pair. Is this more eye-catching than the “Electric Green” Foamposite Pros?

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191 Comments on "23 Sneakers We’re Looking Forward to in 2012"

  1. Anonymous

    right denim for those jeremy scotts? fuck no. nothing else but clean canvas cotton pants or you’re going to end up looking like a canadian

  2. CJ

    NiceKicks, In 2012 id like to see:
    1. A better way to look at these photos. Like put them in a slideshow or?something.
    2. A mobile site
    3. A more up to date release date page.
    *Like if you agree*

    • I’d also like to see the performance of the site addressed. ?I don’t know if it’s the theme, the script running the complex footer bar, or a combination of other things, but Nice Kicks drags compared to similar sites.

    • treesty

      I definitely “liked”, but NK and the involved advertising agencies get more money every time we scroll past the ads on each page. Just one of those things we can’t do anything about, and I’d rather click 23 links than sit through a mandatory commercial or something similar.

    • Complex owns this site, or has something to do with it and they always have flash slideshow-ish pictures and videos that you can easily click through without reloading every page. I have no idea why they would not try to streamline their site when they’re usually one of the last sneaker sites to post breaking sneaker news. The only reason I come to this site is because ??of the Nice Kicks store in Austin. Why not hire some UT students to code the site for some free kicks. I’M?AVAILABLE?

      On another note this probably will not happen,?I’m?pretty sure Nice Kicks would rather have us click through 23 pages of pictures and banner-ads to generate?revenue…

      Sole Collector> Nice Kicks

      • Anonymous

        You’re an idiot – who posts sneaker news up faster and more accurately? SMFH

        If you hate the site so much, then GET OFF IT!

      • Dude

        Yo I posted up a while back how this site gets there info from Complex and they took my shit down. That’s where they snatch there celebrity sneaker thing from. But who cares I guess this site is still kinda koo.?

      • Dude

        Yo I posted up a while back how this site gets there info from Complex and they took my shit down. That’s where they snatch there celebrity sneaker thing from. But who cares I guess this site is still kinda koo.?

      • Dude

        Yo I posted up a while back how this site gets there info from Complex and they took my shit down. That’s where they snatch there celebrity sneaker thing from. But who cares I guess this site is still kinda koo.?

    • Anonymous

      Wow, could you complain about more trivial things?

      1. Oh poor baby, it’s so hard to click a mouse button.
      2. NiceKicks already has a mobile site and an app for Android?

  3. Anonymous

    I’m excited about the Saucony Elite spring 12, but this is probably the weakest release they’ve done so far, with every other one I’ve wanted all of the colors and settled for getting 2 of 4 or 2 of 3, this time I’m really only excited about 1 of them. Grey Cement 4s of course and the 10s have moved up on my list, but the rest of this list isn’t really stuff I’m too enthusiastic about.

    • Orangepop

      I’m extremely dissapointed…. I would like to see someone else design the 2013 Tinker has lost his creativity?

      • CJ

        I mean really 2012s look like Jordan just stuck “flywire” (wtf that is) on some concords. If ur gonna make a shoe and staple it with the year make it something new and wat ppl actually WANT to buy.

    • Busta Rhymes

      This is the by far the shittiest shoe to drop from JB in some time, it makes me wonder if they are afraid to pay the designers to do more than color in new Retro’s for us to copp every fuggin month… ?Back to looking for Big Bang Lebron 9’s and Lower Merion Kobe 4’s?

  4. Dopeboyfresh

    Some original, non old Jordan additions:-Nike Tiger Woods Free Prototypes-More Nike Haurache Basketball Frees
    -Janoski Inuits

    • leeFX

      I like most Spiz’ikes just because I like how Spike Lee (or whoever actually designs them) took some of the best parts of different Jordan’s and combined them but the Bordeaux release takes it too far.

      The University blue Spiz’ikes that are due out are sick though, just like the recent Knicks release. Glad my first pair of mostly orange shoes were orange Knicks Spiz’ikes!

  5. Anyone looking forward to those weak ass Air Jordan 2012’s, or “Flea Market (Bordeaux) Spiz’ike’s… go sit in a corner!

    Why they didn’t list the Columbia XI’s or the Olympic VI’s, but listed the aforementioned, is completely absurd!

  6. Rj1122

    Nicekicks obviously dont know about the Raptor 7s, Olympic 6s, the Olympic Pack, or the Fire Red 4s that also come out next year smh

  7. Fuck em all I got responsibilities…..nothing dazzles me..Jordan Brand need to snatch up the dude that created the Lebron’s asap! I will pick up the 2012 at the outlet and switch the box of the lesser jordan say the bordeaux spizikes ..lol ?and then volunteer at a dog shelter and let them shit all in em and then send them to the Brand design department in Beaverton addressed as the new future sole.

  8. uDon't HearMeTho'

    I’mSo… Sick&Tired ofJordan CapitalizingOff thePast MessUp theLegacy (.0’s, StupidColorways, Jumpmans) FuckingOut ofTouch ALLAbout $$$ Y’all Love It?

  9. In all seriousness the only people who will get the yeezy’s are cats looking to resale, those are some of the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. Nike and Jordan coming hard next year looking forward to that, but those Bodega Saucony’s( the first ones) are looking like the best collaboration right now and are a easy cop for me. Gotta get more diversity into my stash next year, but with all the Nike/Jordan brand hopefully quality releases is going to be hard lol, Good luck to everybody on getting what they want

  10. sneakerhead4life

    the cement 4’s will be a def cop and maybe the playoff 12’s but def the cement 4’s (holy grails) dem dam yezzys are ugly as fuck !! hurry up feburary 18th

  11. Anonymous

    Yoooooooo, Fuck you HYPEBEAST on them yeezy nuts, Kill Yo SELF for voting for?Jeremy?Scotts, 4’s & 12’s all DAT Matter. Good Day.?

  12. Ishmail Edwards

    “**Note**?Only CONFIRMED releases were incorporated in this list.”To all of you guys yelling UGH WHERE ARE MAH DAMN COLUMBIAS, AND MAH RAPTORS, AND MAH OLYMPIC 6s?

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  14. Those low top 11’s were looking good. I was digging the red bottom to it. The cement 4’s and metallic red foams are obviously the favorite but everybody will want them so it will be tough.

  15. Anonymous

    Guess I’m the only one anticipating the Diamond Turf 2’s. Those are MY personal grails. I’m also looking forward to the Jordan 14’s as well, believe it or not. Still a great balling shoe, and looks fresh too. Very underrated as a shoe.

  16. Louie Louie Louie

    and where the hell are the Air Huarache Bballs on this list?…They haven’t been released in the states, have they?

    • RDogg23

      It’ll be a year in February since the Bin 5’s came out, they would release a Bin every three months. Now, who the hell knows?

  17. moneymike

    nobody want those faggot ass yeezys. Nillas needa stop supporting kanyes bank account. Chicago X’s, Foamposite MET-RED. and Cement 4s will be good. JB needa drop the Columbia XI’s too, stop bullshitin and messin up a good thing.

  18. 3chainz

    Being fifteen I don’t have much money laying around, and my parents don’t get me any shoes because they think I have to many. I may only cop the Electrolime’s, I’m just gonna ball in them for a little bit because they match my high school team’s colors?

    • gohardorgohome

      dont do it cuz yrs after the fact ur gonna wish u still had em just as sum heat to throw on for the hell of it.keep them in the collection n get sumtn like sum hyperfuses to ball in

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  21. Trolololol

    The only shoes i hope imma cop will be probably: Electrolime Foams. Big bang Lebron 9s and probably Jordan 4 Cements

  22. RDogg23

    This list is gonna change, it always does. The Concords weren’t confirmed until late January 2011. So have no fear there will be some releases that sneak up on us, and some releases that completely shock us, and the releases that we’ve been looking forward to.

  23. coolgrey

    yal b clowning wit the comments. shits hilarious. them air jordan 2012’s gotta be a joke on jb. but im lookin forward to the chicago 10’s cement 4’s stealth 10’s (ppl sleepin on them stealth’s) both 12’s low 11’s in may military 4’s olympic 6’s white red 14’s raptor 7’s and columbia 11’s only if i pay extra cuz im fa damn sho not waiting in line for over 10 hours to get em. ala concords.

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  25. hec

    Cement iv,military iv,blk/cement iv,low top xi,Olympic vi,Olympic 180 and Colombia xi and I’m good. I’ll pay extra for the xi no way in hell will I line up with the hypebeast of America. Too old for that shit

  26. JA

    Those 10’s are a little over hyped. Yeah they never released before but these are getting more hype than the Bordeaux’s (which also never released before April ’11) and IMO the Bordeaux’s are more heat than the Chi 10’s. Maybe its just because its the first retro right after the Concords ? Still a solid year for Jordan.

  27. BIgLdoGG

    Air Yeezy’s are UGLY AS HELL! Middle finger to all the HYPEBEASTS out there…Chi10s, Cement 4s,? and both 12s all day!!! There were about 20 retro releases last year, and only about 11 confirmed thus far…interested in seeing what else will be confirmed for 2012. Off to a good start so far!!!

    • Space Jam

      Im with u everybody hypin the Air Yeezys but im like htf did they get the no 1 anticipated release of 2011? Did yall forget ab the CEMENT nd?MILITARY?4????

    • MelloShon

      I actually like the first yeezy, but these ones im just not feeling, definately not gonna withstand concord style chaos for these. Your probably right about more retros this year. Fingers crossed for more 6s and praying for 9s

  28. LIFE423

    Theres no way in h3ll anyone is anticipating those yezzy’s more than cements or foams. Yezzy’s have always been over-hyped!!!

  29. first off. Fuck any pair of jordan 11s. ever. the most over hyped jordan, and the way niggas acted for the concord just made the case for that shoe even worst. The Coon’s favorite Air Jordan with its shiny shit on it. ‘I’s a gots me a shinin shew ta wear wit my zoot suit MMMMM MM!! I’s da boss na!” thats what the Xis remind me of. take it how you want. just my opinion.?

    Secondly. My picks are probably that blue/grey huarache colorway, and also the Jordan IVs. Oh and foamposites.??hopefully we get the fully iridescent foamposites that change complete color in the light cause those are better than any XI. oh yeah and the yeezy 2. dont know how imma get them shits.?

  30. leeFX

    Man.. I dunno why? but I hate Yeezy’s…

    Didn’t like the first Yeezy’s and I am not excited at all for these… I don’t know why either, the colorway is OK but I just hate the silhouette. I’m sure the materials and fit is comfortable though.

  31. alan_g

    there is a 2 pack of the 6s coming out this year…white and gold and black and gold…and the olympic 6s are also coming out idk why those didnt make the countdown

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