Release date calendar for running shoes – 2022

by Solereview editors

Running shoe release calendar for 2022.

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a calendar that lists the release dates of popular running shoe models for a given year? Say, not just for the calendar year, but for a rolling 12-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.

The adidas Ultraboost 22 versus adidas Ultraboost 21.

Both the Ultraboost 22 (left) and Ultraboost 21(right) share an identical sole and similar upper fit. But there are subtle improvements on the new Ultraboost 22.

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 New Balance Fuelcell Rebel V2 is a good example. While it is an excellent shoe, its durability issues are well known.

The New Balance Fuelcell Rebel V2 Sole.

The New Balance Fuelcell Rebel V2 is a very comfortable shoe, but there have been reports of mesh tear.

Thus, it makes sense to wait for an updated version of the Fuelcell Rebel that should resolve most, if not all, of its durability concerns.

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 2022 will use the same sole for 2023. 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.

This calendar also does not contain brand-new intros for 2022 with no prior history.

January to March 2022:

January is the first month 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 24, Asics Nimbus Lite 3, Altra Lone Peak 6, and the adidas Ultraboost 22 hitting the market.

The Saucony Peregrine 12 follows in February, and then the New Balance 1080 V12 and Brooks Glycerin in March.

April to June 2022:

These three months are packed with new running shoe releases. Popular neutral trainers like the Hoka Clifton 9, Saucony Ride 15, Kinvara 13, Asics Cumulus 24, and the Pegasus 39 will show up, and so will the updated versions of the Nike Terra Kiger and Wildhorse.

July to September 2022:

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 Nike Vomero 17, Brooks Ghost 15, Saucony Triumph, and New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 3 will also show up around this time.

October to December 2022:

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.

Though the adidas Ultraboost 23 will probably launch in the 2nd week of December, it’ll be January 2023 before they become widely available.

*The asterisk on the change summary denotes that it is our best guess and final product is not confirmed yet.

Shoe nameEstimated release datePrevious modelChange summary*
Altra Lone Peak 6Jan 2022Altra Lone Peak 5New upper and sole
Asics Nimbus 24Jan 2022Asics Nimbus 23New upper and sole
Asics Nimbus Lite 3Jan 2022Asics Nimbus Lite 2New upper only
Saucony Peregrine 12Feb 2022Saucony Peregrine 11New upper and sole
New Balance 1080V12Feb 2022New Balance 1080V11New upper and sole*
Brooks Glycerin 20Mar 2022Brooks Glycerin 20New upper and sole*
Hoka Clifton 9Apr 2022Hoka Clifton 8New upper and sole*
Nike Wildhorse 8Apr 2022Nike Wildhorse 7New upper and sole*
Nike Terra Kiger 8Apr 2022Nike Terra Kiger 7New upper only*
Asics Cumulus 24Apr 2022Asics Cumulus 23New upper and sole*
Saucony Kinvara 13Apr 2022Saucony Kinvara 12New upper and sole
Saucony Ride 15Apr 2022Saucony Ride 14New upper and sole
Nike Pegasus 39Apr 2022Nike Pegasus 38New upper and sole*
Asics Novablast 3Jun 2022Asics Novablast 2New upper and sole*
Asics Kayano 29Jun 2022Asics Kayano 28New upper and sole*
New Balance Fresh Foam X Tempo V2Jun 2022New Balance Fresh Foam TempoNew upper and sole
New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 3Jun 2022New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 2New upper and sole
Saucony Endorphin Pro 3Jun 2022Saucony Endorphin Pro 2New upper and sole
Brooks Ghost 15Jul 2022Brooks Ghost 14New upper and sole
Saucony Endorphin Speed 3Jul 2022Saucony Endorphin Speed 2New upper and sole
Brooks Cascadia 17Aug 2022Brooks Cascadia 16New upper only*
Nike Vomero 17Aug 2022Nike Vomero 16New upper and sole*
Nike Pegasus Trail 4Aug 2022Nike Pegasus Trail 3New upper and sole*
Saucony Triumph 20Sep 2022Saucony Triumph 19New upper and sole
Asics GT 2000 11Oct 2022Asics GT 2000 10New upper and sole*
Saucony Endorphin Shift 3Oct 2022Saucony Endorphin Shift 2New upper and sole
Nike Pegasus 39 ShieldOct 2022Nike Pegasus 38 ShieldNew upper and sole*
Adidas Ultraboost 23Dec 2022adidas Ultraboost 22New upper and sole*
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23Dec 2022Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22New upper and sole*

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