A Sneakerhead’s Guide on How to Look Good in Cold Weather

  • Timberland 6-Inch Boots
    Boots

    Boots might’ve hit their pinnacle during the late ’90s, when every rapper in every music video was rocking them, and when East Coast cats in Philly and New York got so obsessed with them that they started wearing them with shorts. But still, Timberlands are timeless. Every wardrobe needs a few options here. They can withstand the weather and their solid colors go with anything. Cop now if your rotation is lacking.

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  • adidas Flux
    Trainers/runners

    Obviously you can’t be wearing Timbs every single day. You have to switch it up every once in a while. With that being said, shoes like the adidas Flux and the Nike Roshe Run are perfect to get you through to the spring. First of all, you don’t have to worry about wearing a pair of rare Jordans that cost you an arm and a leg. If a pair of runners gets a little screwed up? All good. Just cop another. And secondly, nothing looks better at this point than these shoes. Nothing. That’s coming from a longtime Jordan-head, too, so you know it’s real.

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  • Nike AW77 Ace Cuff Pants
    Cuffed pants

    We’ve harped on this one before but can’t speak on it enough: If you’re still letting your pants fall all over your kicks, it’s time to reevaluate yourself. This is not 2005. A crisp cuff on a pair of jeans or sweats already pre-cuffed, like the ones you see here, can make a world of difference in any outfit. Go ahead and cop more than one.

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  • DeMarco Murray
    Football jerseys

    While basketball jerseys fit perfectly during those beach sessions during the summer, in the winter you gotta switch sports. No one likes wearing those long-sleeved football joints when it’s about 80 degrees and you start feeling about 10 pounds sweat off you. But when it is colder, an NFL jersey is a perfect way to show off your unique swagger. That’s especially true if you pick the right one.

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  • adidas Originals Trefoil Crew
    Socks

    Socks might be the single most underrated aspect of an outfit, especially during the winter. With pants, you can stay warmer with longer socks while also giving your outfit an added boost of color. You should see my dresser drawers — I have dozens of red and Sprite green and dark purple at my disposal. When everything is gloomy and dull, and everyone is rocking black, brown, and white, add in a splash to make your style pop. If you want to be both warm and stylish this holiday season, go for a pair of the adidas Originals Trefoil Crew socks.

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  • Nike Windrunner Fleece
    Fly jackets

    Here’s the thing about cold weather: You still have to stay fresh, but can’t be walking around rocking the snow gear. That’s where this slide comes in. Rock some fleece to give yourself the look you need and yet still be able to keep yourself warm. You probably want to check out Champs Sports’ best-selling Nike Windrunner Fleece jacket. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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  • New Era NFL Sport Knit
    Winter hat

    Top off your look this winter by not only repping your squad but staying warm with a winter hat, especially if you can find one that’ll appeal to all arenas. From the street to the office to just chilling with your boys, don’t overlook your hat. That says a lot about a person and can often come to overshadow everything else. Luckily, Champs has you covered with the sick New Era NFL Sport Knits. Protect ya neck…and your dome.

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  • Timberland 6-Inch Boots
  • adidas Flux
  • Nike AW77 Ace Cuff Pants
  • DeMarco Murray
  • adidas Originals Trefoil Crew
  • Nike Windrunner Fleece
  • New Era NFL Sport Knit

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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image via Nick Glackin