Sneaker Freaker's Christmas Gift Guide 2021: Part 2
It's time to throw on your favourite festive tunes and pour up a glass of mulled wine, because part two of Sneaker Freaker's Christmas Gift Guide has arrived! Our first segment recommended some of the hottest sneakers of the moment, and this time around we've decided to think outside of the (shoe) box, to bring you a selection of items that will have your favourite sneakerhead buzzing! You might choose to reignite their love for candles, get them onto a puzzle that throws respect on the classics, or even add a new ornament to their tree. Either way, prepare to scroll with awe!
Keep it Lit with a Sneaker Candle
With there being so many options these days to bring a little ambience to the room, it can feel like candles are the last point of call. That’s where sneaker-shaped candles come in! There’s currently an array of Swoosh-inspired candles online from The Better Generation, including a handful of beloved silhouettes like the Dunk Low, the Air Jordan 1, and of course the Air Force 1. There's a number of colours to choose from, each with their own unique scent – like fresh linen!
With fresh kicks comes great responsibility… to stay hydrated! With so many brands in the sneaker industry working towards a sustainable future, there’s no longer room for excuses when it comes to avoiding single-use plastics, particularly with bottles. That’s where Nalgene enter. They have an extensive range of options, as well as a sustainable line, with these bottles being crafted with 50 per cent recycled materials. They’re available in different sizes too!
Have Yourself a Carhartt Christmas!
Not only can you get your kicks into the festive spirit, you can also get your ornaments into the sneaker spirit – oh the crossover! There’s nothing like shaking up a snow globe to get your bells jingling, not to mention decorating the tree with all of your favourite ball balls! Carhartt are in on both of the above, throwing their world-famous brand into a couple of seasonal pieces to create some seriously collectible items, set at some incredibly reasonable price points! Seriously, have you seen the gingerbread?!
Throw It Back with a Be True To Your School Puzzle
Over the past couple of years, Nike’s infamous Dunk silhouette has been experiencing quite the renaissance. More colourways than ever before have been pumped out, in both the low and high-cut styles. What hasn’t changed though, is the iconic history of where it all began for the classic releases: the Be True To Your School era. Get amongst the golden age of sneakers with Nike’s vintage BTTYS puzzle!
The Latest Issue of Sneaker Freaker!
The sneaker gods have been watching over us closer than ever before! With the pandemic ridiculing the world in more ways than one, being able to launch the latest edition of Sneaker Freaker, Issue 46 by the end of the year has been no mean feat! It's been an epic year in the sneakersphere and some of the hottest moments have made the covers. A trio is available, fronted by the Patta x Air Max 1 'Rush Maroon’, a money-covered (faux) Nike TN, as well as Salehe Bembury’s Crocs collaboration.
Who doesn’t love a party sock? These days it’s clear that dress codes have become more obsolete than ever, meaning that party socks are indefinitely your go-to on the reg. No matter how much ankle you’re showing, think of this as another accessory to set off your kicks. Dive into some leopard-camo print with Awake NY's pair, or make a statement with some Nike TN socks!