The Best Sneaker Release of 2020

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Pegi Bracaj, Staff Writer

2020 has brought many good sneaker releases so it was very hard for me — as a sneaker enthusiast — to just pick one. After going through the releases, the Union x Air Jordan 4 caught my eye because of how unique this sneaker really is. Thus, released on October 16th of this year in the Nike SNKRS app, I would have to say that the Union x Air Jordan 4 in the “Off Noir” colorway is the best sneaker release of 2020. 

I am so happy that I was able to get a hold of this sneaker when it retailed on SNKRS. In collaboration with Union LA, the Air Jordan 4 comes with a mixture of different colors and materials such as suede, mesh, and some other translucent elements. The sneaker itself also comes with an altered tongue that can be cut open to unveil its full-size. This shoe is the first, and hopefully not last, Air Jordan 4 with a mesh toe box. Overall, the designer of this shoe, Chris Dibbs, did a great job switching up the silhouette of the Air Jordan 4 to bring such a unique sneaker into our world.

Another good sneaker that was released this year would be Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Dunky. This sneaker is a Nike dunk in collaboration with the ice cream company known as Ben & Jerry’s. Currently reselling for $1300+ depending on the size, the sneaker draws inspiration from Ben & Jerry’s colorful theme. In particular, this shoe is inspired by Ben & Jerry’s “Chunky Monkey” flavor. Just like the Union 4s, this sneaker comes in a mixture of different colors and materials. The Chunky Dunky has many unique details including the faux cowhide on the overlays and tongues and the yellow swooshes on the other hand,  that resemble the melting ice cream. Without a doubt, this shoe is very unique and detailed thus making this one of the best releases of 2020.