Ho Ho Ho! It’s Time for A Jolly Christmas Sneakers Throwback!

By November 3, 2021Fashion, Food for thought

Christmas Sneakers Throwback List - AIO BotAhhh, Christmas sneakers. They look like Christmas eve and feel like Christmas morning. In other words, it can’t get better and more nostalgic than this!

And, just in time for the Holiday season up ahead, we’ve decided to take a look back at the past! Remember all the best (and worst) moments in sneaker history where sneaker brands tried to be too jolly. This will be just like watching reruns of FRIENDS and Home Alone every year! Here’s our list of the merriest Christmas sneakers that ever dropped in the sneaker industry.

CHRISTMAS SNEAKERS 

Christmas_Tree - AIO BotWe’re getting into festive footwear just in time for the Holidays! Christmas is not just about the presents – even though it really is. But, it’s also about wearing the silliest Christmas sneakers out there. Thankfully though, the sneaker brands in our industry have a great sense of humor. The sneakers that you could ROCK to your family gatherings, family lunches, or even office parties. 

So, to properly get into the spirit of the Holiday, we’re looking back at some of the best sneakers. Deck the halls with boughs of the greatest Christmas sneakers!

#1 CONCEPTS X NIKE SB DUNK HIGH ‘UGLY SWEATERS’
2013 & 2017

Nike x Concepts - Ugly Sweater - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: UGLY SWEATERS
Release Date: December 7th, 2013
Retail Price: $130
Average Resale Value: $737

This is one of our favorite and craziest Christmas sneakers to date! They’ve got ugly Christmas sweater down to a T! The infamous winter woollies we always get from our grandmas just got an upgrade! We got the grumpy beanied snowman with a gingerbread man, and another with some Christmas flowers! Very ugly, very cool!

#2 NIKE SB DUNK ‘CANDY CANE’
2015

Nike SB Dunk - Candy Cane - Christmas Sneakers - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: CANDY CANE
Release Date: November 12th, 2015
Retail Price: $100
Average Resale Value: $500

Next up, we’ve got more of the Christmas sneakers in the form of our favorite edible ornaments: candy canes! The red and white stripes of the candy canes inspired the colorway of these kicks! The Nike SB Dunk CANDY CANE makes you almost smell the sweet minty candy. You could just decorate the entire tree with these kicks!

#3 AIR MAX 90 ‘GIFT WRAPPED’
2015

Nike Air Max 90 - Gift Wrapped - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: GIFT WRAPPED PACK
Release Date: December 12th, 2015
Retail Price: $120
Average Resale Value: $333

Ever wondered what shoes the elves at Santa’s Workshop wear while packing up your sneaker gifts? Well, we think they wear the Air max 90 GIFT WRAPPED pack. Complete with colorful speckled outsoles and glittering red middles with glitter Swoosh. And, to put an actual box on this sweet sneaker, we’ve got the red ribbon laces!

#4 NIKE KOBE 6 ‘GRINCH’
2010 & 2020

Kobe 6 - Grinch - Christmas Sneakers - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: GRINCH
Release Date: December 25th, 2010
Retail Price: $130
Average Resale Value: $1140

“It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags.” Another legendary addition to our list of Christmas sneakers is the Nike Kobe 6 GRINCH. A sneaker that would make the Grinch very proud.

#5 REEBOK INSTAPUMP FURY ‘GRINCH’
2016

Reebok Instapump Fury - Grinch - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: GRINCH
Release Date: December 4th, 2016
Retail Price: $200
Average Resale Value: $176

Another one for the GRINCH but in a whole different model. The Reebok Instapump Fury really did a good job portraying the anti-Christmas resident of Whoville! It has an upper full of green furry hairs just like the Grinch’s hairy fingers. It also comes with red Christmas-y overlays! Very festive and very not – all at the same time.

#6 NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS X VANS COLLECTION
2019

Nightmare Before Christmas_ VANS - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Release Date: October 4th, 2019
Retail Price: $70
Average Resale Value: $119

The Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas sneakers with VANS collaboration is one of the biggest Holiday kicks yet. In actual Tim Burton fashion, it’s very creepy. It includes the Easter Bunny print on the sockliner and a cool slip-on feature.

#7 REEBOK ‘GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS’ PACK
2013

Reebok - Ghosts of Christmas Sneakers - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS’
Release Date: December 20th, 2013
Retail Price: $125
Average Resale Value: $195

Taking inspiration from the three phantoms that haunt Ebenezer Scrooge, the pack features three colorways.  Question Mid ‘Ghosts of Christmas Future’, Kamikaze II ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ and the Shaq Attaq ‘Ghost of Christmas Present’. The actual portrayal of a Christmas Carol in sneakers!

#8 CHUCK TAYLOR 70 ‘HOLIDAY SWEATER’
2013

Chuck Taylor 70 - Ugly Sweater - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: HOLIDAY SWEATER
Release Date: November 2013
Retail Price: $85
Average Resale Value: NA

Converse Chuck Taylors are a classic that can elevate any Holiday – especially Christmas. These kicks are another nod to the infamous HOLIDAY SWEATER in a festive sneaker design. They also came with enhanced cushioning with an Ortholite insole for the complete comfort during the entire Holiday season! 

#9 ADIDAS 3MC DISNEY SPORT ‘GOOFY SHOES’
2020

Adidas 3MC Disney - Goofy - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: GOOFY SHOES
Release Date: July 1st, 2020
Retail Price: $70
Average Resale Value: $69

Next, we’ve got the Adidas 3MC Disney Sport GOOFY SHOES – a goofy Christmas shoes! Who doesn’t absolutely love Goofy? These also make a great gift for the little kiddos in your life. They’re also pretty awesome if you like to go skateboarding!

#10 CHUCK TAYLOR 70 ‘WINTER HOLIDAY’
2020

Chuck 70 - Winter Holiday - AIO BotChristmas Sneakers Colorway: WINTER HOLIDAY
Release Date: November 2020
Retail Price: $90
Average Resale Value: NA

Finally, our last sneaker on the list. Another awesome Chuck Taylor in the Christmas spirits is the WINTER HOLIDAY colorway – a great addition to your sneaker collection. It has a fuzzy candy cane design with green and red pinstripes. An all-in-all super festive sneaker that also doubles as an everyday sneaker. 

So, that sums it up for our list of Christmas sneakers! Although we’re a bit too early to talk about Christmas – or are we? It’s never too soon to get in the Holiday spirits and get through your shopping list! Which brings us to our lists. If you’re looking for affordable gifts for the sneakerhead in your life, make sure to check out the button below. It’s a list of 25 gifts that any sneakerhead would LOVE – all under $100.

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