October hasn’t been able to make up its mind. This month in New York City has been rough. Rain and rain and rain and big winds, and then the following day it’s up to 75 degrees. I don’t know where you live but for me, there’s no way I should be sweating in October. That just shouldn’t happen.
With that being said, eventually it’ll have to cool down. The trees will go bare and the colors will disappear. As a sneakerhead, you’ll have to retire a few pairs of kicks, at least until the weather gets better again in the spring. That’s because no one likes taking chances. Mess around and rock some ill shoes in December and you’ll come home with them covered in mud and sleet and dirt. And forget about suede. There’s no way some suede joints are seeing the light of day if there’s a chance your city is getting covered in snow.
So naturally, everyone’s options thin out during the winter, even if you must make sure you have the essentials: jackets, Timbs, cuffed pants, and hoodies. If you don’t, the weather will have you looking foolish, stealing any swag you had to start with.
Champs Sports doesn’t want to see that happen and would rather a sneakerhead stand out than blend in. All of the great ones know how to pull it off, from @theinfader to @sneakersensei to @eqkicks and now we’re here to help you find the best winter sneakers and styles. Here’s A Sneakerhead’s Guide on How to Look Good in Cold Weather.
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