On any given day, you can find JerLisa chopping it on Twitter or Instagram where she has plenty to say about the latest developments in sneaker culture, among other topics. Her voice earned her a role as a co-host on popular Twitter house the Kick Back, which lead to a role as a host on Sole Collector‘s Sneaker Hunting’s series. Putting her expertise to good use, Nicole currently consults with Complex on sneaker-related productions.
Based in Dallas, JerLisa grew up steeped in sneaker culture. Her mother’s interest in sneakers born from her days as a college basketball player was furthered bolstered by her uncles, who helped raise Nicole and laced her in her first Jordans.
Commenting on her No. 1 pick, Air Jordan 2 x Maison Château Rouge, JerLisa said, “When you see them in person, the fine details draw you in, in a way that no other shoe did this year. It was a great way to flip a normally hated shoe.”
We asked JerLisa for her top five picks, but her enthusiasm for the year’s sneaker drops was reflected with a final list of eight. Check out Nicole’s top sneaker picks for 2022 below.