LunarCharge Premium, Light Bone $140
The best lifestyle sneakers are the ones that look serious enough to hit the gym, but are cool enough to blow up Instagram. The LunarCharge is Nike’s newest sneaker, and it’s cozy enough to wear this holiday season, with a LunarEpic sole that will keep your feet comfortable all year round. Get yourself the Light Bone pair that drops today, December 9.
Essential Kit $16
It’s difficult enough these days to buy a pair of sneakers, so the last thing anyone wants is for their new pair to get dirty. Keeping a pair nice and clean is as easy as scrubbing them down with a little bit of Jason Markk cleaning solution. It should be mandatory, in fact, for every sneaker lover to own an effective cleaner, plus it works as an ideal stocking stuffer, too.
Weekender Bag $180
The hardest part about being a sneakerhead on the go is picking which shoes to take along with you. The second hardest part is fitting it all in one bag. Luckily Kith has a weekender bag that will help you store a few pairs, in addition to whatever else you need to take on your trip. Hopefully you’ll have a few new sneakers this holiday season to toss in this bag.
Kobe A.D. $160
Kobe Bryant called it quits on the basketball court last season, but his signature line with Nike lives on with the Kobe A.D. The sneaker features everything we’ve come to know and love from Kobe’s shoes: It’s a low-top shoe with Zoom Air that can be worn on and off the court. Expect the sneakers to release on December 16.
Nike Mag Poster $26
As kids we all hung posters of our favorite basketball players on our bedroom walls. Now that we’re grown, it’s time to replace the sports posters with something a little more refined: sneakers. When it comes to sneaker posters, no one’s more prolific than Kicksposters, the work of Dan Freebairn. Since none of us were able to get our hands on the Nike Mags this year unless we were very, very lucky, the next best thing is this illustration.
Shoe Dog: A Phil Knight Memoir $29
Before Nike was the biggest sportswear company in the world, it had humble beginnings. The brand was started in the ‘60s, originally as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman. Knight officially retired from the company this year, but the early days of Nike will always hold intrigue for sneaker lovers. And who better to tell the tale than Phil Knight himself? His memoir is a must-read for anyone who’s ever obsessed over anything with a Swoosh on it.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Space Jam 20th Anniversary DVD $13.89
20 years ago, Michael Jordan led the Toon Squad against the Monstars in a basketball game to save the universe. Two decades later, it’s one of the most nostalgic films for millennials and sneakerheads alike. Jordan wore two pairs of Air Jordans in the film—a white/blackred Air Jordan IX and the “Space Jam” Air Jordan XI—and both of the sneakers are returning this holiday season. Before you campout for the XIs, which release tomorrow, December 10, brush up on your Space Jam history with this film.
Michael Jordan Pin $18
Kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s had an issue with sticking their tongues out, and they learned it from His Airness, Michael Jordan. No one looks as cool as Jordan with a defiant tongue, but the next best thing is to own a Pintrill pin of his infamous pose.