Sneakers - July 6, 2022

Pantone-Inspired Fits

Kevin Kosanovich

Kevin holds a Ph.D. in American studies and is an expert in American cultural history and hip-hop. He is the Senior Content Manager at StockX.

Celebrate Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022, Veri Peri, with StockX’s curated collection of purple products.

Celebrate Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022, Veri Peri, with StockX’s curated collection of purple products.

Incorporating blue hues with violet-red undertones, Pantone 17-3938 Veri Peri is 2022’s Color of the Year. Chosen because it “displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions,” Veri Peri – as color and attitude – is needed now more than ever. From sneakers to bags and everything in between, check out our curated list below and manifest some courageous creativity and expression in your world.  

 

Nike Dunk Low Championship Court Purple

The Nike Dunk Low Championship Purple showcases OG-inspired color-blocking recalling the iconic 1985 “Be True to Your School” pack. In addition to the white leather upper, and Championship Purple overlays and Swooshes, the sneaker includes Nike embroidery at the heel reminiscent of the original 1985 design. And the white and purple sole adds the finishing touch for a fitting Veri Peri-inspired pair of Dunks. 

Jordan 1 Retro High Court Purple 

The Jordan 1 Retro High Court Purple gives a softer, Veri Peri-style makeover of the classic Metallic Purple colorway from the 1986 AJ1 Metallic Pack. This women’s-only clean purple and white AJ1 features an all-white leather upper with a Court Purple collar, Swoosh, and Wings logo on the ankle. A must-have sneaker in 2022’s must-have color.  

New Balance 550 White Purple

New Balance and its 550 model are having a moment, and the New Balance 550 White Purple is a no-brainer addition to our Veri Peri Pantone guide. The New Balance 550 White Purple features a white leather upper with grey suede overlays and purple detailing. A puffed, purple New Balance logo on the quarter panel offers retro styling, and the matching white and purple sole completes the sneaker’s imperial impression. 

New Balance 992 Violet Purple

The New Balance 992 Violet Purple includes all the hues to celebrate Pantone’s Color of the Year. The Made in USA 992 silhouette brings all the Veri Peri vibes with three different shades of purple suede overlays on top of a grey mesh base. If you’re ready to flex all things purple and Pantone, this sneaker is for you.  

Crocs Classic All-Terrain Clog Space Jam Black Purple

Crocs and Crocs collabs have become some of the most fun and sought-after footwear releases over the last year – and the Crocs Classic All-Terrain Clog Space Jam Black Purple is a perfect example. Created for the release of the movie Space Jam: A New Legacy, these Crocs fade from light purple at the toes to a darker, indigo-saturated purple around the ankle and heel. Throw in some Tune Squad Charms, and these Crocs are a Veri Peri slam dunk.  

 

Eric Emanuel EE Basic Short (FW21) Purple

By now, we know that the Eric Emanuel Basic Shorts are the complete opposite of basic. For over two years, the Basic Short has been the undisputed king of the shorts’ game. The Eric Emmanuel EE Basic Short (FW21) Purple features an all-over EE Monogram print in purple with a purple Emanuel “EE” logo on the left leg. Long live the Veri Peri king of shorts.  

Yeezy Gap Hoodie Purple

Somehow it makes perfect sense that Kanye would deliver a gorgeous purple hoodie – purple being the imperial color. The hoodie was part of the first release of the Yeezy x Gap partnership in Fall/Winter 2021, generating a ton of hype. And now it’s a great item to celebrate Pantone’s Veri Peri. Maybe Kanye can see the future?  

Fendi x SKIMS High Neck Bodysuit Colorado

Not to be outdone by her former husband, Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS line dropped a bodysuit collab with Fendi. The all-over Fendi print high neck bodysuit comes in a gorgeous Colorado sunset purple hue. If purple prose manifested as a material object, the Fendi x SKIMS High Neck Bodysuit Colorado would be it. 

Supreme Overdyed Crewneck Sweatshirt Purple

If we’re talking Veri Peri, then we need something that’s very dyed – let’s call it overdyed. The Supreme Overdyed Crewneck Sweatshirt brings the Veri Peri vibes to ensure you’re looking your Pantone-certified best. We started with Peri, overdyed it, and now it’s Veri Peri.  

Supreme Kevlar Denim S Logo 6-Panel Light Purple

The classic “S” Logo Supreme Six-Panel Hat gets a heavyweight upgrade in Kevlar® Denim. This light purple cap provides maximum support and style that will withstand substantial wear and tear. This is a Veri Peri piece that will last for years to come.  

 adidas Ivy Park Crossbody Bag Purple Glow

This bag from Beyoncé’s adidas x IVY PARK line is a natural purple glow-up. It can be worn multiple ways or switched up with a secondary strap to rock distinct vibes. No matter how you wear it, your Veri Peri look will be on point.