The holidays are upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to hit up the OG plug Santa for all the heat you might’ve missed. If you’re stressing on what needs to make that final wish list, stop right now. We’ve got you covered with the 2018 StockX Sneakers Holiday Gift Guide.
We’ve put together a mix of all the best sneakers from the past year that are all available on StockX this holiday season, in every size too. Now all you have to do is hope you weren’t too naughty to get some shoes that are extra nice.
Named sneaker of the year at Complexcon, there’s no arguing that the sail Nike React Element 87 is an instant classic. Featuring Nike’s revolutionary React foam technology, the React Element 87s are the rare sneaker classic that features a stunning look and an insane amount of comfort. The upper makes use of a translucent shell to give your holiday socks some spotlight, with exterior taping on the heel, an exposed lace collar, and trail-running style laces. If you take your sneaker collection serious, these are a flat out must own.
If we had to sum up 2018 for Travis Scott, we’d steal his own ad lib and say, “IT’S LIT.” That’s also the best way for us to describe the Travis Scott Cactus Jack Jordan 4 that dropped in early summer of 2018. Paying homage to Scott’s hometown, old school Houston Oilers colorway, these feature a lighter shade of blue suede on the upper, with black accents, a red liner, and paint splatter detailing. A clean white midsole and “Cactus Jack” branding on the back heel tab finish things off for this iconic pair of Js. If someone on your holiday list is a fan of Travis Scott and the AJ 4, this pair is another must-have. Straight up!
Did you know that Bing Crosby was talking about the Cream White Yeezy Boost 350 when he sang “White Christmas” back in the day? Now maybe that’s not true (definitely not), it’s a fact that these Yeezys should be on your holiday shopping list. This luminous colored Yeezy Boost 350 has a cream white upper, core white midsole, and a camouflaged “SPLY-350” branding across the stripe on the sides. Stop dreaming of a triple white Christmas and buy these today.
After debuting his original “the Ten” collection with Nike in 2017, Virgil Abloh maintained the midas touch of sneakers throughout 2018, especially evident in the release of the University Blue Air Jordan 1 Off-White. These are the third colorway of Jordan 1s are designed by Virgil, coming in a white, dark powder blue and cone colorway. These shoes stay with the deconstructed vibes and also feature the hallmark Off-White detailing throughout. Just be sure to write “GIFT” on the outside of that wrapping paper after grabbing a pair on StockX.
What else can we say about the Air Jordan Black Cement 3? They’re like the “It’s A Wonderful Life” of holiday sneakers. Everyone should have at least one of these in their sneaker rotation at some point in time. So why not make it the 2018 pair that kept it especially OG with the Nike Air branding on the heel. Jordan stuck to the mantra of “if it aint broke, don’t fix it,” on these, staying true to the OG with a black-based leather upper with cement grey, fire red, and white accents, finished off by the iconic elephant print detailing. Make the holidays memorable by grabbing these grails today on StockX.
The holidays are all about staying wavy, which means you and your loved ones should definitely have the solid grey, OG Yeezy 700 Wave Runner on your list. First releasing in November of 2017, the Yeezy Boost 700 represented what was a significant shift in Kanye’s design aesthetic, moving from the minimalist silhouettes of early Yeezy seasons to this chunky runner model. It once again showed how Kanye stays ahead of the curve, as chunkier sneakers became more en vogue in 2018. The shoe features an upper with grey and black suede overlays, premium leather with blue mesh underlays, neon green laces, and its signature chunky midsole with encapsulated Boost technology. Translation: these may look bold but are still comfy as hell. Label this one “must cop” on that holiday list.
If you want some additional goodies to go with all these sneakers, we pulled together a few favorites from other friends.