Free shipping & returns on orders over $20! (CONTINENTAL US ONLY)

SNEAKER RELEASE SPOTLIGHT: August 2022

SNEAKER RELEASE SPOTLIGHT: August 2022

August 02, 2022

If gorpcore is your thing, then you'll have a lot of options when it comes to new sneakers this August. Whether you're hitting the trail or just want to look like you're about to, gorpcore has that outdoors, utilitarian design you're looking for. From Nike to adidas, New Balance to Reebok, they're all featuring new outdoorsy releases perfect for closing out the summer. Check out the latest releases below and the Lace Lab laces that can give you the edge.

Nike Desert Air Huarache Next Nature

(source: Hypebeast)

Part of the Next Nature series that aims to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills, this pair is both inspired by and aims to help the natural world. For this latest version of the Huarache a woven upper in tan provides ventilation and a close fit. The rest of the upper comes in olive leather, completing this nature inspired palette. The outsole is even made from recycled rubber. 

Keep things in gorpcore neutrals with a Mocha Jordan 1 Replacement Laces swap.

Release Date: August 12, 2022

Price: $135

Lace Swap: Mocha Jordan 1 Replacement Laces

adidas Fucking Awesome Experiment 01

(source: Sneaker News)

This adidas collaboration with skateboarder Jason Dillion and his brand Fucking Awesome also takes inspiration from the outdoors. The Experiment 01 combines khaki and green with black accents and a classic rubber sole. A camo print made of eyes adds some pattern. Just to make the outdoors influence clear, the adidas label on the tongue features a mountain peak in blue and purple.

For a khaki lace swap try some Oxford Tan Rope Laces to tie the whole look together.

Release Date: August 13, 2022

Price: $110

Lace Swap: Oxford Tan Rope Laces

Reebok Street Fighter Zig Kinetica 2.5

(source: Sneaker News)

Reebok is entering the ring with its own Street Fighter themed pair with the Zig Kinetica 2.5. Complete with a Dhalsim inspired skull on the laces, this pair also draws on the characters trademark colors. Here neutrals are balanced with hints of color in light yellow and a dusty pink. The ultra thick sole would make these sneakers a great choice on the street or the trail.

Lighten up the look by matching the sole on these Zig Kinetica 2.5s with a Beige Rope Laces swap.

Release Date: August 1, 2022

Price: $132

Lace Swap: Beige Rope Laces

New Balance Made In UK 1500

(source: Sneaker News)

This made in the UK special takes the classic 1500 and uses brown, grey and what they call "indigo violet" for a color palette that's ready for fall and the great outdoors. Breathable mesh makes this a great sneaker choice for getting out for a walk. From the UK to the USA, this New Balance new release is the perfect choice for your favorite trail.

Pick up the blue on the heel and stick with the darker tones on this pair with a Navy Blue Shoe Laces swap.

Release Date: August 4, 2022

Lace Swap: Navy Blue Shoe Laces

Find everything Lace Lab has to offer and be sure to check out the latest lace swaps on Instagram.



Sizing Chart

Lace Lab Sizing Chart*

Number of Eyelets Lace Length
3 Eyelets 30 Inches
4 Eyelets 36 Inches
5-6 Eyelets 45 Inches
6-7 Eyelets 54 Inches
7-8 Eyelets 63 Inches

 *Sizing varies from shoe to shoe. Please use this chart as a rough estimate. For best results, please measure the length of your original laces. If you are between two sizes using our chart, we recommend choosing the shorter length for most applications.