Wouldn’t it be nice to see a calendar that lists the release dates of upcoming running shoe models for a given year? Say, not just for the calendar year, but for a rolling 18-month period?
There are so many models spread across nearly a dozen shoe brands, so it can get confusing to keep track of launch months – even for us shoe-reviewing folks.
Except that such a calendar doesn’t exist. At least, not for running shoes. This page is a baby step towards changing that; this article will help our readers keep track of what’s next, and budget accordingly.
So why would anyone need a shoe release calendar? Sure, it’s good to know when the new models are arriving, but does the information result in tangible benefits, if at all?
Knowing the release date in advance makes the best use of your running shoe money. Here’s why this data helps make an informed purchase decision:
The previous model will go on markdown sales and can be bought for less money
Let’s say a popular shoe model gets its annual refresh every January. To clear inventory, brands and retailers will put on the previous model on clearance sale when the release of the updated model becomes imminent.
Knowing the release date of the upcoming model could mean the difference between paying full price and saving money on discount sales. Most of the time, the old and new models overlap each other in the market, and that’s when the best deals are had.
The upcoming model could be an improved version that’s worth waiting for
Running shoes are seldom perfect, so many runners skip buying the current version and prefer to wait for the updated model. The Hoka Bondi 8 is a good example. Its generously cushioned ride is marred by the stiff midsole edges.
Thus, it makes sense to wait for an updated version of the Hoka Bondi that remedies the said issue.
The new model could be just an ‘upper-only’ update with no changes
Many brands re-use the midsole and outsole for several years, with two years being a common practice. For example, the adidas Ultraboost 21 and 22 are based on the same sole, and so are the Nike Pegasus 37 and 38.
If the ‘new’ model is just going to re-use the same midsole, then why spend more money on the new shoe – unless there is something wrong with the existing product?
After reviewing running shoes for over a decade, we have a fair idea of the design refresh cycle. For example, Nike, adidas, and Saucony tend to recycle their midsole designs for two years.
In other words, a running shoe that is released in 2023 will use the same sole for 2024. On the other hand, Asics and Brooks are now doing annual top-to-bottom refreshes for their main models.
Solereview doesn’t have a personal relationship with brands or retailers, so the information here is not official but our best guess. This is our first attempt, so the calendar will grow longer and more accurate with time.
Based on what we know, here are the highlight releases of the next 12 months. Just keep in mind that it takes at least a month for a shoe (after the release date) to be widely distributed across different retail channels.
Also, this calendar also does not list brand-new intros for 2023 with no prior history.
January to March 2023:
This is the first quarter of the year, so it’s fitting that most shoes released in this month begin with the A – the first letter of the alphabet. To be specific, we have the Asics Nimbus 25, Asics Nimbus Lite 4, Altra Lone Peak 7, and the adidas Ultraboost 23 hitting the market.
The Saucony Peregrine 13 and the New Balance 1080 V13 usually drop during early spring. This year, the Nike Invincible Run 3 will hit the market earlier (Feb 2023) than expected.
April to June 2023:
These three months are packed with new running shoe releases. Popular neutral trainers like the Nike React Infinity 4, Asics Cumulus 25, and the Pegasus 40 will launch during this period.
July to September 2023:
There are important product launches between Summer and early Fall. The much-awaited updates to the Saucony Endorphin Pro and Speed will take place during this period.
Other noteworthy products like the Hoka Bondi 9, Saucony Triumph 21, and New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 4 will also show up around this time.
October to December 2023:
Things get quieter in the last quarter. This is when most winterized packs show up – cue the Asics AWL, adidas Cold.RDY, Nike Shield, and Saucony Vizipro/Runshield models. The remainder of popular franchise models like the Nike Vomero and Brooks Ghost 16 will also get a quiet release.
The asterisk on the change summary denotes that it is our best guess and final product is not confirmed yet.
|Shoe name||Estimated release date||Previous model||Change summary*|
|Asics Superblast||Dec 2022 (Released)||None - brand new intro.||Not applicable|
|Hoka Challenger 7||Dec 2022 (Released)||Hoka Challenger ATR 6||New upper and sole|
|adidas adizero SL||Dec 2022 (Released)||None - brand new intro.||Not applicable|
|Asics Evoride 3||Dec 2022 (Released)||Asics Evoride 2||New upper only|
|Asics GT 2000 11||Jan 2023 (Released)||Asics GT-2000 10||New upper and sole|
|adidas Takumi Sen 9||Jan 2023 (Released)||adidas Takumi Sen 8||New upper only|
|Altra Lone Peak 7||Jan 2023 (Released)||Altra Lone Peak 6||New upper and sole|
|Altra Lone Peak AW Low V2||Jan 2023 (Released)||Altra Lone Peak AW Low||New upper and sole|
|Brooks Hyperion Max||Jan 2023 (Released)||None - brand new intro.||Not applicable|
|adidas SolarGlide 6||Jan 2023 (Released)||adidas Solarglide 5||New upper only|
|adidas adizero RC 5||Jan 2023 (Released)||adidas adizero RC 4||New upper only|
|Brooks Catamount 2||Jan 2023 (Released)||Brooks Catamount||New upper and sole|
|Nike ZoomX Invincible Run 3 Flyknit||Feb 2023 (Released)||Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2||New upper and sole*|
|Asics Nimbus 25||Feb 2023||Asics Gel-Nimbus 24||New upper and sole*|
|Hoka Clifton 9||Feb 2023||Hoka Clifton 8||New upper and sole*|
|Adidas Ultraboost 23||Feb 2023||adidas Ultraboost 22||New upper and sole*|
|Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23||Feb 2023||Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22||New upper and sole*|
|adidas SL20.4||Feb 2023||adidas SL20.3||New upper and sole*|
|Skechers GoRun Ride 10||Feb 2023||Skechers GoRun Ride 9||New upper only*|
|Saucony Peregrine 13||Feb 2023||Saucony Peregrine 12||New upper only*|
|Nike Wildhorse 8||Feb 2023||Nike Wildhorse 7||New upper and sole*|
|Nike Vomero 17||Feb 2023||Nike Vomero 16||New upper and sole*|
|Hoka Arahi 7||Feb 2023||Hoka Arahi 6||New upper only*|
|Brooks Cascadia 17||Feb 2023||Brooks Cascadia 16||New upper only*|
|Asics Nimbus Lite 4||Feb 2023||Asics Nimbus Lite 3||New upper and sole*|
|Altra Riviera 3||Mar 2023||Altra Riviera 2||New upper and sole*|
|Asics GT 1000 12||Mar 2023||Asics GT 1000 11||New upper and sole*|
|Altra Timp 5||Mar 2023||Altra Timp 4||New upper only*|
|Brooks Launch 10||Mar 2023||Brooks Launch 9||New upper and sole*|
|Brooks Launch GTS 10||Mar 2023||Brooks Launch GTS 9||New upper and sole*|
|Hoka Speedgoat 6||Mar 2023||Hoka Speedgoat 5||New upper only*|
|Skechers GoRun Excess 3||Mar 2023||Skechers GoRun Excess 2||New upper and sole*|
|Saucony Kinvara 14||Mar 2023||Saucony Kinvara 13||New upper and sole*|
|Saucony Guide 16||Mar 2023||Saucony Guide 15||New upper only*|
|Nike Terra Kiger 9||Mar 2023||Nike Terra Kiger 8||New upper and sole*|
|Nike React Miler 4||Mar 2023||Nike React Miler 3||New upper and sole*|
|Reebok Floatride Energy 5||Mar 2023||Reebok Floatride Energy 4||New upper and sole*|
|Saucony Ride 16||Mar 2023||Saucony Ride 15||New upper only*|
|New Balance 1080V13||Mar 2023||New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 V12||New upper and sole*|
|Skechers GoRun Speed Beast||Mar 2023||None - brand new intro.||Not applicable|
|Nike React Infinity Run 4||Apr 2023||Nike React Infinity Run 3||New upper only*|
|Hoka Carbon X4||Apr 2023||Hoka Carbon X3||New upper and sole*|
|Reebok Floatride Energy X 2||Apr 2023||Reebok Floatride Energy X||New upper only*|
|Brooks Hyperion Elite 4||Apr 2023||Brooks Hyperion Elite 3||New upper and sole*|
|New Balance 880 V13||Apr 2023||New Balance 880 V12||New upper only*|
|Nike Flex Experience 12||Apr 2023||Nike Flex Experience 11||New upper only*|
|Nike Pegasus 40||Apr 2023||Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39||New upper only*|
|Asics Cumulus 25||May 2023||Asics Gel-Cumulus 24||New upper and sole*|
|New Balance Fresh Foam X Tempo V3||May 2023||New Balance Fresh Foam X Tempo V2||New upper only*|
|Mizuno Wave Inspire 19||May 2023||Mizuno Wave Inspire 18||New upper and sole*|
|Altra Escalante 4||May 2023||Altra Escalante 3||New upper only*|
|Nike Downshifter 13||May 2023||Nike Downshifter 12||New upper only*|
|Saucony Freedom 6||May 2023||Saucony Freedom 5||New upper only*|
|Skechers GoRun Ride 11||May 2023||Skechers GoRun Ride 10||New upper only*|
|Saucony Cohesion 16||May 2023||Saucony Cohesion 15||New upper and sole*|
|Nike React Pegasus Trail 5||May 2023||Nike React Pegasus Trail 4||New upper only*|
|Saucony Kinvara Pro||May 2023||None - new introduction||Not applicable|
|Asics Noosa Tri 15||Jun 2023||Asics Noosa Tri 14||New upper and sole*|
|Nike Quest 6||June 2023||Nike Quest 5||New upper only*|
|Nike Winflo 10||June 2023||Nike Winflo 9||New upper only*|
|New Balance Hierro V8||June 2023||New Balance Hierro V7||New upper only*|
|Mizuno Wave Horizon 7||June 2023||Mizuno Wave Horizon 6||New upper only*|
|Skechers GoRun Maxroad 6||June 2023||Skechers GoRun Maxroad 5||New upper and sole*|
|adidas adios Pro 4||June 2023||adidas adios Pro 3||New upper only*|
|Asics Glideride 4||June 2023||Asics Glideride 3||New upper only*|
|Saucony Tempus V2||June 2023||Saucony Tempus||New upper only*|
|Nike Alphafly Next% V3||July 2023||Nike Alphafly Next% V2||New upper only*|
|Brooks Glycerin 21||July 2023||Brooks Glycerin 20||New upper only*|
|Brooks Glycerin 21 GTS||July 2023||Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS||New upper only*|
|adidas adizero adios 8||July 2023||adidas adizero adios 7||New upper and sole*|
|Brooks Caldera 7||July 2023||Brooks Caldera 6||New upper only*|
|New Balance Supercomp racer V2.||July 2023||New Balance Supercomp racer.||New upper only*|
|New Balance Supercomp trainer V2.||July 2023||New Balance Supercomp trainer.||New upper only*|
|Nike Zoom Fly 6||July 2023||Nike Zoom Fly 5||New upper only*|
|Saucony Endorphin Pro 4||Aug 2023||Saucony Endorphin Pro 3||New upper only*|
|Saucony Endorphin Speed 4||Aug 2023||Saucony Endorphin Speed 3||New upper only*|
|Hoka Bondi 9||Aug 2023||Hoka Bondi 8||New upper only*|
|Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature V2||Aug 2023||Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature||New upper only*|
|Salomon Speedcross 7||Aug 2023||Salomon Speedcross 6||New upper and sole*|
|Nike ZoomX Zegama Trail V2||Aug 2023||Nike ZoomX Zegama Trail||New upper only*|
|Asics Kayano 30||Aug 2023||Asics Kayano 29||New upper and sole*|
|adidas Boston 12||Aug 2023||adidas Boston 11||New upper and sole*|
|Saucony Triumph 21||Sep 2023||Saucony Triumph 20||New upper only*|
|Asics Kayano Lite 4||Sep 2023||Asics Kayano Lite 3||New upper only*|
|New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 4||Sep 2023||New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 3||New upper only*|
|Asics Novablast 4||Sep 2023||Asics Novablast 3||New upper and sole*|
|New Balance Fresh Foam X More V5||Sep 2023||New Balance Fresh Foam More V4||New upper only*|
|Mizuno Wave Rider 27||Sep 2023||Mizuno Wave Rider 26||New upper only*|
|New Balance 860V14||Sep 2023||New Balance 860V13||New upper only*|
|Nike Pegasus 40 Shield||Oct 2023||Nike Pegasus 39 Shield||New upper only*|
|adidas Supernova 3||Oct 2023||adidas Supernova 2||New upper only*|
|Saucony Endorphin Shift 4||Oct 2023||Saucony Endorphin Shift 3||New upper only*|
|Brooks Ghost 16||Oct 2023||Brooks Ghost 15||New upper and sole*|
|Skechers Razor Trail V3||Oct 2023||Skechers Razor Trail V2||New upper and sole*|
|Asics Hyper Speed V3||Oct 2023||Asics Hyper Speed V2||New upper and sole*|
|Saucony Peregrine ICE+ 4||Oct 2023||Saucony Peregrine ICE+ 3||New upper only*|
|Saucony Omni 22||Oct 2023||Saucony Omni 21||New upper only*|
|New Balance SC Elite V4||Oct 2023||New Balance SC Elite V3||New upper only*|
|Skechers GoRun Razor 5||Nov 2023||Skechers GoRun Razor 4||New upper only*|
|New Balance Summit Unknown V2.||Nov 2023||New Balance Summit Unknown V3.||New upper only*|
|Asics Superblast V2||Dec 2023||Asics Superblast||New upper only*|
|Hoka Challenger 8||Dec 2023||Hoka Challenger 7||New upper only*|
|adidas adizero SL V2||Dec 2023||adidas adizero SL||New upper only*|
|Asics Evoride 4||Dec 2023||Asics Evoride 3||New upper and sole*|