The 10 best christmas
sneakers of all time
The Season Is Upon Us
Each and every year sneakerheads across the world prepare themselves for the magic that is Christmas. We snuggle into our fitted jeans, throw on a pair of limited holiday sneakers that nobody will recognize and waddle into the snow to show the world our holiday spirit! Join us as Hype Stew takes a look at the 10 Best Christmas Sneakers of All Time.
#10: Nike Hyperposite Christmas (2013)
The Nike Hyperposite Christmas is a 2013 release from Nike's Hyperposite collection. The shoes were released as a PE for Rajon Rondo when he graced the court on Christmas Day of 2013. The Artic Green Foamposite upper, coupled with the full Air Max sole unit makes these one of the top Christmas sneakers to ever touch the earth.
#9: Nike KD 11 Scrooge PE (2018)
The Nike KD 11 Scrooge McDuck is a 2018 PE made for Kevin Durant during the Christmas Matinee matchup between the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers. The sneakers feature a white knit upper with coin and dollar graphics, inspired by the infamous swimming pool frequented by Donald Duck's wealthy Uncle Scrooge McDuck. The subtle white upper with the yellow trim and laces make these holiday sneakers one of the most unique PE's you'll see. Plus, much like Kevin Durant, Scrooge McDuck was also a notable prick!
#8: Adidas D Rose 7 White Christmas (2016)
The Adidas D Rose 7 White Christmas was a 2016 PE made for the one and only Derrick Rose. That season Rose was suiting up for the New York Knicks and these beautiful kicks were revealed as they took on the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day 2016. The shoe's white knit upper, combined with the icy blue tones and the snowflake shimmer heel overlay make this one of the cleanest Christmas themed sneakers of all time.
#7: Asics Gel Lyte 3 'Snowflake' (2016)
As we move away from the world of basketball, the Asics Gel Lyte 3 Snowflake pack was released in November of 2016. The set features several different colors, but none embody the Christmas spirit quite like that Santa Red. These kicks are subtle enough to wear to your Christmas party, but dope enough to turn heads. Don't sleep on Asics, or else you might wake up to coal in your sneakers, you little hypebeast, you.
#6: Nike Dunk SB High Krampus (2012)
What would Christmas be without naughty and nice? Ol' Saint Nick's buddy Krampus is the life of the party, with his half goat half demon identity. The sneakers feature an image of the European Christmas folklore on the tongue, coupled with synthetic hair along the upper. But the most amazing feature is the illustration of Clause and Kramps living it up on the insoles. These are the perfect kicks for those naughty boys and girls who have been impish this year.
#5: Nike Dunk SB Low Candy Cane (2015)
Few images revive more Christmas memories than a candy cane hanging from a tree. Who hasn't cut their tongue while trying to sculpt their own Christmas shank out of Santa's favorite candy? Relive the taste of blood in your mouth as you slip these classic Christmas sneakers onto your feet. The shoes feature a red and white striped upper, but what really makes them shine is the stadium green sock liner. These kicks are just as sweet as peppermint.
#4: Nike Kobe 6 Grinch
For most kids, Christmas is filled with lots of family, food, toys and Cartoons. Perhaps no cartoon more famous than The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, which is one of the inspirations for the next pair of kicks on our list, Nike's Kobe 6 Grinch. The shoes feature a Grinch green upper with red and black accents, but what most people don't realize is the shoes are also inspired by the green mamba snake, hence the scale texture of the upper. These classic Christmas shoes are set to be revamped this holiday season as Nike will be releasing an updated Kobe 6 Protro version. Make sure you set your alarms so you can grab your Christmas L's this holiday season!
#3: Nike SB Dunk High Concepts Ugly Christmas Sweater (2017)
No Christmas list could be complete without one of Nike SB's Ugly Sweater drops. The 2017 special box edition is the most fine tuned of the bunch, featuring a multicolored knit upper, pissed off Christmas animations and glorious color meshing. What really sets this pair off is the satin blue swoosh, which brings a sharp contrast to the incredibly busy upper. This pair is easily one of the greatest Christmas kicks of all time!
#2: Nike LeBron 11 Christmas (2013)
There are few Christmas tradition that are more reliable than seeing LeBron James play basketball on Christmas Day. The NBA's poster boy has a slew of Christmas themed kicks, but the Lebron 11 Christmas release is the greatest of all. The sneakers feature an artic green flywire upper with snowflake laden hyperfuse overlays and crimson accents. The shoes look like they would smell like pine trees, however I wouldn't suggest sniffing anyone's pair. These Christmas classics are among the greatest of all holiday kicks!
#1: Nike Air Tech Challenge III “Ugly Sweater” (2015)
Have you ever wondered what Andre Agassi would wear to a Christmas party? Wonder no more as we unveil the best Christmas sneaker of all time. The underrated Nike Air Tech Challenge decked it's walls with ugly sweaters in 2015, creating this timeless holiday miracle. The shoes feature a knit ugly sweater upper with navy suede overlays, a gold swoosh and more. Much, Much more. These Christmas kicks have it all and they can still be found for a reasonable price, so track yourself down a pair and enjoy the spirit of the Agassi this holiday season!