TChristmas is no doubt one of the most exciting times of the year. And however you plan to spend the holiday season – a movie marathon on Christmas Day or a shopping spree on Boxing Day – the festive spirit in you will always be there during gifting season. On that note, one of the best things we look forward to is the vacation-themed line of footwear from major shoe brands.
Over the years, global brands such as Nike, adidas, Vans, PUMA and many more have never failed to bring us the most eye-catching Christmas sneakers. From sugarcane-inspired Nike shoes to Kevin McCallister’s adidas Forum sneakers in Home Alone, let’s take a closer look at the best Christmas sneakers ever!
Nike SB Dunk Low “Candy Cane” (2015)
The Nike Dunk has been a silhouette that has been around since 1985 and was originally a basketball sneaker but a now famous lifestyle shoe. In 2015, the model appeared in the SB division of Nike under the Nike SB Dunk Low colorway name “Candy Cane”. Red and white stripes reminiscent of candy canes adorned the heel-to-toe panels, leaving the Swooshes and laces in white alone and the inner lining in green to complete these Christmas sneakers.
Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High “Ugly Christmas Sweater” (2017)
US retailer Concepts and Nike have been partners for many years now, with the duo occasionally offering a range of limited edition sneakers, like the Turkey-inspired Dunks of 2020. Although in 2017, the Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High “Ugly Christmas Sweater” featured a plethora of cheerful graphics you would see on traditional knitted Christmas sweaters. In fact, this pair is CNCPTS and Nike’s third installment in their Christmas sneaker collection, following the first two-pack of shoes in 2013.
Nike Air Max 90 “Gift Wrapped” (2015)
Nike never fails to present seasonal themed sneakers. Served as part of the brand’s 2015 Christmas Pack, the sportswear giant took Tinker Hatfield’s Air Max 90 and wrapped it in red and white candy cane Swoosh logos and ribbon laces. of silk under the name Nike Air Max 90 “Gift Wrapped”. These Nike Christmas sneakers also come with gold Nike Air Max branding plaques on the rear segments, completing the offer with a festive touch.
Nike LeBron 11 “Christmas” (2013)
The LeBron 11 are the eleventh signature pumps from legendary basketball player LeBron James. In its inaugural year, the silhouette was available in nine colorways, the Nike LeBron 11 “Christmas” being one of the pairs to adorn an eye-catching theme. The construction incorporates a range of technologies such as Nike Hyperposite, Hyperfuse and Flywire, making them the ultimate basketball shoes. These Lebron Christmas sneakers feature “Green Glow” and “Light Crimson” colors with snowflake graphics. Additionally, a pair of Kobe 8 System and KD 6 by Kevin Durant have also been discontinued, all three constituting the 2013 Nike Basketball Christmas Pack.
Nike Kobe 6 “Grinch” (2010)
True Kobe fans would never dare forget the Nike Kobe 6 “Grinch”. Low-top sneakers were first introduced to the court by Kobe Bryant himself in 2010 when he faced the Miami Heat “Big Three”. The low design sported a distinct “Lime Green” hue with “Varsity Red” and “Black” accents. The pair received a retro version ten years later, dubbed the Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch,” and is packed with more modern tech features than the OG.
Reebok “Christmas Ghost” (2013)
In 2013, Reebok delivered three field silhouettes of legendary basketball players Shawn Kemp, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson in holiday themes. The Reebok Question Mid, Shaq Attaq and Kamikaze II were all delivered as the Reebok “Ghost of Christmas” pack inspired by Charles Dickens’ 1843 “A Christmas Carol” tale, a tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three ghosts.
KITH x New Balance 992 “Kithmas” (2020)
In 2020, famous American shoe designer Ronnie Fieg delivered the KITH x New Balance 992 “Kithmas” pack under his KITH lifestyle and fashion imprint. The Christmas set featured three colorways: ‘Burgundy’, ‘Teal’ and ‘Red’, all of which retained the traditional New Balance 992 setup like the ‘N’ profile logos and the ABZORB and ENCAP dual midsole unit. .
Adidas Home Alone Forum (2021)
During these Christmas holidays, nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate while you watch a Christmas movie. There are hundreds of fan favorite party movies that are worth mentioning. One of them is the adidas “Home Alone” forum which pays homage to Macaulay Culkin and his iconic role as Kevin McCallister in the cult series Home Alone. These men’s Christmas sneakers take inspiration from the best scenes from the movie and showcase them through related designs, like the burn marks from Joe Pesci’s famous fire, traps, the McCallister house doormat and more .
Vans “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (2019)
There’s no denying that Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the greatest party movies of all time. The Vans shoe set brings the 1993 stop-motion animated film to life with iconic California-based skate imprint silhouettes depicting familiar scenes and patterns in graphic prints taken straight from the film fan favorite. The Vans Sk8-Hi emerged in two colorways, the Slip-On in two colors, the Era Stacked, Old Skooll and Comfy Cush in different styles, and two pairs of sliders. The release also included a line of clothing and accessories.
PUMA “Elf” (2020)
Christmas will never be complete without seeing Will Ferrell’s comedic role as buddy in the movie Elf. The PUMA “Elf” Pack has taken the Clyde Mid, Clyde All-Pro, and Leadcat Slides and dressed them up with recognizable clues from the classic movie, including the Buddy’s Elf outfit, making this one of the best Christmas sneakers ever. all time.
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