Holiday Heat for Your Feet

The holidays! Is there a better time to celebrate capitalism? Spending ridiculous amounts of money on overpriced items that will literally drop like 75 percent of the original retail price as soon as January hits. Working hard all year to buy your children gifts, only to give a fictional character all the credit (Damn right you should eat them milk and cookies when the kids ain’t looking, mom and dad, them your cookies!)

Hey, don’t let my words of real world details discourage you from indulging in your holiday and materialistic needs. I understand the need to subscribe to sentimental ideologies created by corporations while we sip on nutmeg (scientific, my hand kissed it, robotic let’s think…ok, ok,ok sorry) and wear ugly Christmas sweaters. And besides the obvious chip on my shoulder, I can still appreciate the application of holiday themes on sneakers.

 "Santa Skull."

Vans Era “Santa Skull.” Now I don’t really wear Vans but these are dope. This is for that guy at the job who hates his co-workers, gets hammered and curses everyone out at the holiday party.

 "The Ugly Christmas Sweater."

Boston boutique CNCPTS teamed up with Nike SB for the “The Ugly Christmas Sweater.” The execution for these came out really well and ironically they’re not as ugly as the title suggest.


Lebron Christmas 8 v2

Nike’s “Lebron Christmas 8 V2″ might be hard to find but they still go hard in the paint. I could see Kris Kringle getting cozy in these kicks.

Nike Kobe 8 "Grinch"

At first I wasn’t too crazy about the colorway on the Kobe 8 “Grinch” but you know things change. It helps that they happen to be one of the most comfortable pair of sneakers I own.

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Now here’s what I call the perfect holiday sneaker. The Asics Gel Lyte III “Santa Claus” are just right. The beauty of these kicks is simple. The design isn’t forced into some corny holiday theme but the red, silver, and beige colorway still gives a nod to Kris Kringle’s uniform – they’re relatable, and just straight up nice.


And here we have the Nike Hyperdunk 2012 “Christmas”. The nerve of Nike to sprinkle just the right amount of peppermint swagger on these things! I mean they put a gingerbread man wearing a santa hat, holding a basketball on the tongue. Look at it!


Ok so the Run-D.M.C. x Keith Haring x adidas Originals “Christmas in Hollis” Superstar ’80s (Say that 3 times in row really fast) win for a couple of reasons. Celebrating the best of ’80s, these kick reference the holidays and hip hop through the classic song name in the title. This sneaker does not capitalize on the holidays, and it also pays homage to two talented artists, Keith Haring and RUN DMC – Jam Master Jay Rest in Peace.


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