So it’s here once again – the countdown to the 25th. We’ve brought you our top picks from the Holiday Gift Guide and some stocking fillers for under £25 – now we are delving into some of our favourite festive releases that we’ve sold over the years at size?. From basketball classics from Jordan and Nike to ASICS runners and adidas Originals 3-Stripes, all our favourite labels like to get involved in the festivities. Have a scroll and reminisce in some of these classics.
ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE ‘Christmas Pack’ (2015)
First up, the Japanese label ASICS released a couple of festive-themed pairs in the run up to the 25th in 2015. Joining the pack was a GEL-LYTE V ‘Jack Frost’ and the GEL-LYTE III ‘Bad Santa’, offering both an icy colourway and a red/black guise to the roster. The latter had a snowflake print on the sockliner, while the ‘Jack Frost’ utilised a cracked ice print.
Nike Dunk Low ‘Winter Solstice’ (2021)
Not particularly festive-themed, but nonetheless an absolute winter icon, the Nike Dunk Low ‘Winter Solstice’ is one of our favourite from the lineage. Celebrating the shortest day of the year, this shoe galloped far from its basketball roots, offering vibrant colours, all-over embroidered patterns and classic Dunk soles.
adidas Originals Forum Low ‘Home Alone’ (2021)
The festivities arrived when adidas Originals released a Forum Low that celebrates the beloved classic Home Alone (1990). Nods to the movie included burn marks, a rug that nods to the house of mischief, removable pins and an ‘M’ on the heel. The Forum Low’s iconic features joined the line-up too, with the foot-securing ankle strap, 3-Stripes, Trefoils and cushioned rubber soles.
Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Christmas’
Ever since its release in 1985, the Air Jordan 1 has made its mark as one of the most sought-after basketball silhouettes around. In 2021, it returned with a seasonal colouring, getting you in the spirit for the festive season. The classic basketball silhouette remains, and it was colour-blocked with traditional hues – red, black, green and white to be specific.
adidas Originals Athen ‘Red and Green’ (2022)
Right, we know that these aren’t particularly a winter pair, but these classic festive colours would fit in with your seasonal fancy dress to a T. This ?exclusive pair of 3-Stripes is just quite simply a must-have too, with its soft suede upper, vibrant colourway and sticky rubber soles. What’s more, admire the printed branding on the soles for a final adi purist touch.
adidas Originals x The Grinch Forum Low (2022)
Signing off this selection of silhouettes with the loudest pair that you can get your hands on – the adidas Originals x The Grinch Forum Low. Celebrate everyone’s favourite anti-hero with this fuzzy spectacle, featuring a bright green colourway with plenty of nods to the iconic character.
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