GEAR PATROL: The Best New Boots, Sneakers and Shoes of 2022
This year, the footwear industry felt chaotic: new designers made their debuts at legacy brands; storied brands introduced new silhouettes; behemoths embraced the past; unexpected duos dropped must-have collabs. A lot happened, and it's visually represented in the below boots, sneakers and shoes — from playful twists on staples to potential new ones, these were the most noteworthy releases of the year.
Made from denim, not nylon or polyester, Bodega's collaborative Suicoke sandals will break in with constant wear, creating distressing and stains you'd typically only see on jeans. They're an alternative take on a style we've seen a number of times before — refreshing.