Every year, sneakerheads look forward to the holiday season. For some of us, not only is it the chance to head home and comb through the closet to un-DS some old kicks, it’s also the opportunity to pounce on sales and cop some of the year’s biggest releases.
Black Friday releases always cause a ruckus, and the Jordan Brand uses the lead up to Christmas to drop something incredible every year. But in-between there are plenty of streetwear goodies that can take your fit to another level.
Stack up for the New Year. From new fleece pants to the biggest sneaker releases, fans of this culture always have a lot to look forward to during the holiday season. Here are 10 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts Every Sneakerhead Should Have on Their List.
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UNDER ARMOUR CURRY TWO
Curry is the best player in the world right now and he’s playing on a historic team. His sneaker has caught the hype wave too, becoming one of the hottest basketball sneakers on the market in less than a year. Grab one of the many colorways already out. You’ll never shoot like Steph. You can dress like him, though.
NIKE TECH FLEECE PANTS
Any gift guide that doesn’t include the sweatpants that helped start this whole revolution is a faulty one. Everyone who’s ever owed a pair of Nike’s essential Tech Fleece never stops raving about them. They’re an iconic piece of any rotation and go perfect with any pair of Nikes you have in your closet. Thank us later.
NIKE ELITE BASKETBALL CREW SOCKS
The fastest rising product in our stores–if you haven’t made the switch from regular socks to these yet you’re seriously missing out. I haven’t played a game–no matter the competition level–in anything other than Nike Elite socks in probably five years. Use Stance socks to show up. Use Nike Elite socks to represent on the court.
NIKE ROSHE ONE
Craziest part about including this sneaker? Well, it’s not a new silhouette by any stretch and has released in so many colorways one might wonder whether the Swoosh is killing its appeal. Instead, it’s actually one of the fastest risers going right now, in part because it is so affordable and such an iconic piece of 2015 streetwear fashion. The holidays are the time to stock up for the following season. This is a perfect building block.
JORDAN JUMPMAN BRUSHED PULLOVER HOODIE
With so many classic retros returning over the next few months, as well as some incredible new ones, you’ll want to pair them with something that makes sense for the winter months. Thankfully, Jordan’s accompanying hoodies are almost always on point.
NIKE AW77 SHOEBOX FLEECE HOODIE
Any hoodie featuring the classic Swoosh “Shoebox” logo is a winner. This particular one is dressed in heathered French terry with ribbing to keep it stylish, as well as a Drawcord hood for when the snow starts falling.
NIKE AW77 CUFF FLEECE PANTS
If you aren’t completely down with fitted-style joggers like Nike’s Tech Fleece then perhaps this is the option for you. A little more room. A little more support. A little more warmth. A little more of what the traditional sweats bring you. And yes, they’ll still help you show out on Instagram.
TIMBERLAND 6-INCH PREMIUM WATERPROOF BOOTS
A staple in any streetwear rotation, and though we’ve seen a number of different variations, colorways, and collaborations release this year, the original classics are the best place to start. A rugged option for the worst Mother Nature can throw at you…it’s a good thing these look better once they’re dirtied up.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS SHELLTOE TIRO PANT
The classic adidas jumpsuits are coming back into style, which is a good thing for those of us looking for an option that doesn’t involve denim. Considering the number of fantastic silhouettes available from adidas Originals–Stan Smith, Flux, Tubular, Superstar, etc.–an option like this is so necessary.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS BONDED TECH SUPERSTAR TRACK TOP
You can argue adidas not only dropped the top sneaker of the year (the Ultra Boost) but they are also lapping the field when it comes to dope athleisure pieces to pair with your shoes. This track top might not be ideal for winter but considering it’s definitely Layer SZN, cop as something to wear beneath your outerwear.