The holiday season is upon us and that means it's time to get your festive footwear game on point. But what are the best Christmas sneakers of all time? We've rounded up our top 10 favorites, from iconic sneakers of the past to brand-new drops. So whether you're looking for a gift for the sneakerhead in your life or just want to treat yourself, these kicks are sure to put a smile on your face. In no particular order, here are the 10 best Christmas sneakers of all time!
Nike SB Dunk Low “Candy Cane”
Photo By: PremierNike SB Dunk Low “Candy Cane” was a hugely popular sneaker in 2015. This Nike dunk has become iconic within the sneaker enthusiast community, featuring the classic Nike design with a unique twist - red and white striped patterns reminiscent of the famous holiday treat. Though the Nike Dunk had been around since 1985, its release in 2015 created quite a stir and these shoes have become highly sought after ever since. The candy cane Nike dunk is now seen as one of the brand's most enticing iconic models thanks to its playful and stylish take on an already beloved silhouette. This Dunk is without a doubt one of the best Christmas sneakers of all time.
Nike Kobe 6 “Grinch”
Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High “Ugly Sweater”
Photo By: ConceptsThe Nike SB Dunk High “Ugly Sweater,” released in 2013, is one of the most iconic Nike Dunks of all time. This model of the Nike Dunk is a collaboration between Nike and the sneaker boutique Concepts. It was instantly popular among sneaker lovers everywhere. Featuring a classic Nike Dunk midsole along with a festive ugly sweater upper pattern, these Dunks were an instant hit. With its unique style and quality materials, it's no wonder why this sneaker is still highly sought after today.
Nike SB Dunk High “Krampus”
Photo By: PremierThe Nike SB Dunk High “Krampus” was an exciting Christmas-themed release for sneakerheads in 2012. This limited-edition Nike Dunk boasted a black leather and nubuck upper, Nike SB branding on the back panel, and striking red accents throughout. They're inspired by Christmas folklore of Krampus — a horned figure known as Santa’s rogue counterpart that lurks in alpine regions to take mischievous children during the holiday season. Taking cues from the legend, this Nike SB rendition version stood out among other shoes with its eye-catching design and intense details making this one of the best Christmas sneakers ever.
Nike LeBron 9 "Christmas"
Nike CPFM Flea 1 "Overgrown Forest"
Home Alone x Adidas Forum Low
Photo By: Adidasadidas takes part in many creative collaborations, and their Home Alone collab is no exception. In 2021, Adidas teamed up with Disney (owners of the rights to the classic movie) to create a special edition of the Forum Low. This collab model includes all of the iconic details from the movie, including Kevin’s signature outfit and burn marks calling back to the movie's famous fire scene. The Adidas Forum Low "Home Alone" is sought-after by sneakerheads and fans of the movie alike. A special piece that combines Adidas’s high quality with classic film nostalgia, it’s an unforgettable way to show your love for a beloved classic.
LeBron 8 V2 "Christmas"
Photo By: TheSportingNewsNike took their holiday spirit to the next level when it released the LeBron 8 V2 "Christmas" in 2010. The sneaker's design is all about celebrating the festive season, but it's still a performance shoe. Nike knew that these were going to be a worn by one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Featuring Flywire and a full-length Nike Air unit these shoes were also created with performance in mind. The Nike team combined festive colors of green and red with a Nike swoosh, making it an eye-catching and attention-grabbing pair. With excellent craftsmanship and luxury materials, this Nike x LeBron collaboration stands out as one of their most iconic releases and one of the best Christmas sneakers of all time.
Converse Chuck 70 High "Holiday Sweater"
Photo By: ConverseLet's face it, you can't go wrong with a pair of Chucks. Given the endless colorways of Converse Chuck Taylors, of course they've made anugly Christmas sweater pair. Released in 2013, this pair features common holiday motifs patterned throughout the shoe in earthy tones. Of course, like other Chuck Taylors, this pair comes with a comfortable Ortholite insole. This extra cushion will help you can stay comfortable at the Christmas party. If you're looking for something a little different for your holiday wardrobe, look no further than these special Chucks.
Asics Gel-Lyte III "Snowflake"
Photo By: AsicsThe Asics Gel-Lyte III is yet another timeless sneaker with a holiday twist to appear on this list. To celebrate the 2016 holiday season Asics released several colors of the iconic silhouette donning snowy pattern. As the snow reaches the midsole it piles up into a while coating, blending nicely into the white midsole. These are a must have to break out on a snowy day.