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Classics Revisited: Nike Air Force 1 Low “Christmas” (2005)

December 19th, 2012 by | 1 comment

xmas sneakers Classics Revisited: Nike Air Force 1 Low Christmas (2005)


Our week-long spotlight on Christmas-inspired sneakers continues on Classics Revisited with a look at this late-2005 release of the Nike Air Force 1 Low. This Premium release featured a unique grid-like textured pattern on the upper, with the Metallic Silver on the forefoot featuring a shimmering finish that gave the shoes a snowy-white look. While a true ‘Christmas’ inspiration wasn’t embraced by Nike until the later years, this Red/Silver Air Force 1 Low was a clear reference to the end-of-the-year holiday. More of tonight’s Classics Revisited below so take a look and let us know if you have these mid-2000 Air Force 1s in your stash!

Nike Air Force 1 Low “Christmas’
Color: Metallic Silver/Varsity Red-White
Style Code: 312945-061
Release Date: 12/2005

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Classics Revisited: Nike LeBron VI “Chalk” (2008)

December 18th, 2012 by | 1 comment

chalk lebrons Classics Revisited: Nike LeBron VI Chalk (2008)


While this classic LeBron release didn’t have a direct ‘Christmas’ colorway, LeBron James broke out the entertaining ‘Chalk’ colorway of the Nike Zoom LeBron VI during the 2008 Christmas Day match-up against the Washington Wizards. ‘Chalk’ was a play off the memorable Nike LeBron ad campaign, which featured LeBron and a sea of Cavaliers fans – including Lil’ Wayne – throwing up the chalk into the air as a precursor to the launch of the LeBron VI. The sixth LeBron model was the end of a design era for the Nike LeBron, as Jason Petrie took the helm for the much more popular LeBron VII, and the ‘Chalk’ is considered to be one of the best of the entire VI catalog. Do you own these underrated LeBrons? Peep the rest of Classics Revisited below and stay tuned for ‘Christmas’ kicks!

Nike Zoom LeBron VI ‘Chalk’
Midnight Navy/Midnight Navy-Varsity Crimson

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Classics Revisited: Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Grinch” (2010)

December 17th, 2012 by | 6 comments

grinch kobe sneakers Classics Revisited: Nike Zoom Kobe VI Grinch (2010)


With the Christmas Holiday arriving next Tuesday, Sneaker News is taking a look back at the five most memorable Christmas-inspired sneakers of all-time for this latest week-long segment of Classics Revisited. Starting things off is what may be the best Christmas release ever (and certainly the most popular Nike Kobe release of all-time) – the Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Grinch’. This incredibly bright Volt colorway was debuted by Kobe on Christmas Day in 2010 in a highly-anticipated match-up between Kobe Bryant and the new-look Miami Heat. The Grinch effect was a team-wide affair, with the bright green taking form in Player Exclusive form in other Nike models. In addition, the courtside viewers received a special gift bag that included the bright-green Kobes as well.

The nickname of ‘The Grinch’ originated among the sneaker blogs/forums for its resemblance to the infamous Dr. Seuss character who tried to ruin the holiday. However, Nike has officially dubbed these the ‘Green Mamba’ as the colorway is taken directly from the animal of the same name. The green mamba has the same two-toned green scales with the sharp black eyes, while the touch of red was added by Nike to tie in the Christmas theme. Despite the official ‘Green Mamba’ inspiration, these are universally referred to as the Grinch – even by Nike’s in-house designers themselves. Is the Kobe VI ‘Grinch’ the best Christmas-inspired release of all-time, or is that shoe yet to be seen in this week’s Classics Revisited?

Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Grinch’
Volt/Black-Green Apple-Crimson

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