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2022: Recap

Some of our Favourite Drops & Releases

As far as streetwear & sneaker releases go 2022 has been a pretty good year…

It’s always good to have a bit of a recap at the end of the year. On a personal level for me I witnessed the birth of my daughter at North Manchester General Hospital at 6am in the morning back in April 2022. With a staff shortage of maternity wives on the night we were there things did start to get a little scary at one point but we got there in the end! I then had to say goodbye to my beloved Jack Russell ‘Poppy’ literally within the same 24 hours. Sadly Jack Russell’s and new born babies don’t go well together but sometimes you just have make a decision and go with it. That’s life. It was a massive struggle trying to juggle parenthood whilst trying to get mint. moving with all the sleepless nights and the challenges that come with it. But all you can do is keep moving forward.

We’ve been pretty busy in the background this year building mint. As with any start up tech business it’s certainly been a bit of a challenge with server issues and all the other teething bits that come with trying to build a platform that can withstand updating 10,000 plus products every 6-12 hours. It feels like we are now starting to move in the right direction which is why we wanted to do a bit of a recap. Here we’ve selected some of our own personal releases & drops of the year.

Best Apparel Collab: Palace x C.P. Company

Palace x CP Company Google Jacket

Dropping literally just before Xmas I was sceptical at first what the older C.P. Company fans would think of the collab but the feedback has been very positive. You can never please everyone but the point is if the OG C.P. Company fans liked it, you’re probably onto something. In typical Palace release style it sold out within minutes. PS I’m a big fan of the Eco-Chrome R Goggle Jacket if anyone at C.P. has one knocking about in an XL!

Best Trainer Collab: Carhartt WIP x New Balance 990v1

Carhartt WIP x New Balance 990v1 'Sculpture Center'

New Balance have gone full circle over the last year or so once becoming the “go to” brand for sneaker heads. It has a lot to do with Teddy Santis and when I say a lot I mean A LOT. The 990v1 collab with Carhartt WIP had all the hallmarks of a classic trainer collab. The Boxing Gym vibes just added to its appeal even more.

Best Designer: Teddy Santis

Teddy Santis x New Balance ‘Made in USA’ Collection

We’re massive fans of what Teddy Santis has done with New Balance. The apparel collection also killed it with ‘Made in USA’ sweats that just look very cool with a pair of 2002R’s. We’re looking forward to seeing what next Mr Santis has in store with NB for 2023.

Best Brand: and Wander

Barbour x and Wander 2022

2022 has been a massive year for and Wander but it’s no surprise really the technical outdoors brand from Tokyo has come this far. Collaborations with adidas & Barbour to name a few has put the brand at the very top of their game.

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