Depending on your place of residence, this point in the calendar causes trepidation. Sneaker lovers know all about retiring shoes for the winter, especially those that live in climates where snow and rain are notoriously difficult. Your wardrobe will change, obviously, but so will what you wear on your feet. Lighter colors might get replaced with darker tones. Suede might not see the light of day. And low-tops might keep collecting closet dust. It’s not really a choice. It’s a necessity.
Still, even Mother Nature at its worst won’t stop some from staying fresh. With the holiday season just around the corner, we got up with some of the game’s most influential shoeheads to see what they are currently gearing up to wear the rest of this year, everyone from Florida DJs weaving through rain storms to young guns in snow-ravaged Boston to some of New York City’s finest streetwear enthusiasts. Nearly every major brand had some representation, but in the end a few longtime classics stood out above the rest. If you’re planning on staying fresh this winter, you’ll need the Air Jordan I, the Nike Air Force 1, and the classic Timberland 6-inch boot.
Everyone has their go-to shoes and boots during the bad weather months, even some of the game’s most important sneakerheads. We asked them all for a look inside their current “winter” sneaker rotations. Here are 21 of the Game’s Biggest Sneakerheads on Their Favorite Bad Weather Kicks. The flyest bring the heat all year long.
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