November 30, 2022

The Just a Tad Too Late Holiday Shopper's Guide

Nick Matthies

Nick Matthies is an editorial freelancer for StockX.

It's holiday shopping crunch time and we've gathered the season's must-haves from New Balance to Jordan, so that you don't have to spend too much time looking.

It's holiday shopping crunch time and we've gathered the season's must-haves from New Balance to Jordan, so that you don't have to spend too much time looking.

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the holidays’ first major celebration behind us, we are officially approaching the deadline for season shopping. If you haven’t crossed everything off your list yet and you’re starting to feel some holiday heat, don’t get too worried just yet. StockX has prepared yet another of our tailored gift guides, detailing the most giftable sneakers, apparel, accessories and more, just for this moment. So for anyone who feels like they may be behind, sit back and take a look at some more of our favorite things for the holiday season, we’ve got you taken care of. 

New Balance 990 V3 JJJJound Olive

As hard as it is to believe that it’s almost 2023, it’s even harder to believe how quickly 2022 flew by us. These New Balance 990 V3s were released as a collaboration with JJJJound back in February, which somehow still feels like it was just a couple of months ago. One of the best sneakers of the year, this Olive-colored pair of New Balance 990s delivers the brand’s iconic silhouette with olive mesh, premium suede uppers, a silver reflective heel wrap, and black logos that create quite the contrast. Playful yet still minimal, JJJJound’s return to the New Balance catalog in 2022 was an unquestionable success, just like your holiday season if you give these to the sneakerhead in your life. And just in case this olive green isn’t quite your giftee’s favorite color, JJJJound and New Balance are delivering the same style in a brown colorway later this year. 

Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago Lost and Found

If you’ve been keeping up wit sneaker-focused content this holiday season, it’s likely that you’ve heard a ton about the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago Reimagined Lost and Founds. That’s because this shoe has been the unquestionable favorite for the holiday season, and it’ll likely maintain that spot for months to come. The shoe delivers a pre-distressed, worn-in take on the original Jordan 1 High Chicago, the debut colorway and model of Michael Jordan’s iconic sneaker line. Featuring the sneakers original colorway with pre-yellowed accents and cracked leather uppers, this Jordan 1 is jam packed with originality and a tasteful level of nostalgia. 

NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe Tom Sachs

Nike and Tom Sachs have a deep history of delivering sought after sneakers. After dropping several versions of the highly coveted Nike Mars Yard sneaker a few years ago, the pairing have returned in 2022 with the Nikecraft General Purpose Shoe. The shoe is meant to be worn in and utilized in all environments. With a three-piece molded cup sole, suede mudguards, and a microfiber collar, these sneakers were made for taking off the beaten path. Additionally, Tom Sachs’ General Purpose Shoe features a very vintage feeling waffle sole, reminiscent of the one used on Nike’s very first running shoe, the Waffle Racer.

CDG Play Red Multi Heart Zip Up Hoodie

Earlier this year, StockX added Comme des Garçons PLAY to the apparel catalog and since then, it’s become one of the biggest apparel brands on the platform. This particular sweatshirt is the perfect gift for someone who sports a more minimalist style but still enjoys some subtle branding. The grey hoodie features a zipper running down its center with white drawstrings and a small embroidered PLAY logo on its chest. The back of the sweatshirt features a large playful Comme des Garçons PLAY logo on it which is sure to spice up your loved one’s current rotation.

Supreme Burberry Skateboard Deck

The luxury Supreme collaboration has become of the biggest and most anticipated apparel events in current culture lately. With rumors breaking recently that there’s a Supreme x Balenciaga collaboration on the horizon, fans seem to be insistent on getting their hands on the streetwear brand’s higher end pieces. Earlier this year, Supreme collaborated with British luxury and heritage brand, Burberry on a collection that included apparel and accessories. One of the accessories released as a part of that partnership is this Skate Deck, which features Supreme’s iconic Box Logo laid over Burberry’s even more iconic Nova Check pattern. If you or one of your loved ones is a big Supreme fan, this skate deck is guaranteed to make the season bright.

Crocs Pollex Clog by Salehe Bembury

It’s no longer a surprise to anyone that Crocs are so incredibly popular. After more than two years of spending most of our time inside and wearing nothing but comfortwear, it makes sense that such a comfortable, convenient sneaker has seen such a surge in popularity. Over the last year, Crocs has been releasing different colors of the collaborative Pollex Clog, by Salehe Bembury. As one of the sneaker world’s top creators and collaborators, it’s also no shock that these Crocs, which feature an exo-skeletal look with dramatic, fingerprint-like concave ridges has become one of the most popular shoes on StockX. If you’re looking to elevate your own or a loved one’s cozy comfortwear game, look no further than these Crocs Pollex Clogs by Salehe Bembury.

Jordan 3 Retro A Ma Maniére

This Air Jordan 3 Retro by A Ma Maniére was released in 2021, but it’s such a good sneaker that we’re featuring it on our shopping lists again this year. The women’s exclusive shoe was created as an homage to Black mothers and Black culture. The culmination of this inspiration-infused collaboration is a luxuriously elegant Jordan 3 that features supple leather, hits of suede, and beautifully aged elements in the midsole and heel tab. Listed as one of our best shoes of 2021, the Air Jordan 3 Retro A Ma Maniére is a beloved sneaker with an incredible story and would make an amazing addition to the collection of your favorite sneakerhead.