With the holiday season right around the corner buying a gift can be pretty difficult and it can very difficult if the person is buying the gift for is a sneakerhead. Here at Lv1, we like to help. These are my top 7 shoes for the holiday season that will make great gifts. These aren’t in order from best to worst just 7 cool sneakers any sneakerhead would want in their collection
Nike Kobe V Bruce Lee/Reverse Bruce Lee
Kobe V is a dope shoe! Nike’s Kobe series is held in high regard among sneaker enthusiasts and then you add the legendary Bruce Lee on top of that. Drawing inspiration from the colors of the bodysuit Bruce Lee wore in the movie “Game Of Death” and the four scratches from “Enter The Dragon” this shoe will make any shoe collector happy. This shoe Release on November 24th. R.I.P. KOBE BRYANT
2.Nike Air Penny
Another classic shoe from the Penny Hardaway like Nike brings these back from the ’90s. Black tumbled leather will wrap around with royal blue accents. Nike Zoom Air will be the cushion in the heel. Penny Hardaway’s shoes are always a great pick up. November 20th is when these classic shoes hit retailers in-store and online.
3. Jordan 11 Jubilee
What else can I say about the Jordan 11 that hasn’t already been said. Jordan 11 has been the shoe of the holidays for at least a decade. This black patent leather toe and black upper shoe can be worn casually or dressed up with a suit and tie. Zoom Air all through the shoe for the cushion. The shoe launched on the SNKRS app as a quick strike but the official release date is December 12. All I can say is “May the odds be in your favor.”
4. Reebok Question “Yellow Toe”
The year is 2003 and Kobe Bryant is no longer with Adidas and he hasn’t signed with Nike yet. Kobe Bryant was a sneaker free agent and as a Lakers fan we got some great Laker colorways in a bunch of different shoes and one of them was Allen Iverson’s Reebok line. Kobe Bryant wore the Reebok Answer IV in purple/white, Reebok Question Purple toe, and this beautiful shoe Reebok Question Yellow toe. If you were lucky enough to grab the “For Players Use Only” Kobe colorway like I was this shoe is a must-have for you. November 28th is right around the corner so make sure you grab these.
5. Jordan 4
Just in time for Black Friday Weekend The Air Jordan 4 is taking us back to 1989 with this original colorway. Another shoe from Jordan Brand that you can’t go wrong with and is the perfect gift. Make sure you can get up early to order a pair or you arrive at your local footlocker to stand in line on 11/28
6. Adidas Yeezy 500
Kanye West and Adidas are back with another pair of Yeezy 500. This ‘Utility Black’ is a great winter color. Adidas Yeezy always delivers when it comes to comfort. November 30 is coming up soon so make sure you head over to Adidas on that day and try to cop a pair of these.
7. Marvel X Adidas Superstar ‘Miles Morales
Did you get a PS5 and Spider-Man Miles Morales? Well if not these classic Adidas might be a cool consolation prize. Taking inspiration from the game these Adidas Superstars are Dope! The black and red color looks amazing and instead of the classic Adidas symbol is replaced by the Spider-Man symbol on the back. These will be available on 11/19 in the low top and hi-top styles.
With so many shoes coming out between now and Christmas I had to narrow it down to a top 7 for the holiday season. Which one of these shoes will you be adding to your collection? Did I miss an upcoming release that you are looking forward to? Talk to me on Twitter @HeiskellBrandyn. Click this link to Foot Locker where these release dates can be found.