December 13, 2019
With December well underway, the clock is ticking on finding the perfect holiday present. So whether it’s for friends, family, that special someone, or even yourself, here’s a holiday gift guide from STAY FRESH to take the work out for you.
Price: Starting at $6
It’s the hype and status of Supreme at a price point that anybody can afford. Not to mention, there are endless designs and colours beyond the notorious red box logo. Whether it ends up on a laptop, notebook, or, frankly, anything, it’s a limitless way to show your allegiance.
Price: Starting at $15
Far gone are the days where it was taboo to give socks as presents. Now, the proper pair of socks doesn’t just elevate your footwear -- it completes the look in the same way that a tie pairs with a suit. Whether it’s classic colours or vibrant designs, trust us, it’ll do your style wonders.
Jason Markk Gift Set
The importance of keeping your sneakers clean cannot be stressed enough. Jason Markk products help your shoes maintain their value over time, they don’t use any harsh, damaging chemicals, and most importantly, they keep your shoes looking as clean as the day you bought them.
Mitchell & Ness NBA Hardwood Classic Swingman
The go-to gift for any NBA fan, regardless of age -- not to mention, a wide selection of some of the most revered names in basketball history. With the 2019-20 NBA season bringing a revival of classic rivalry matchups (Lakers versus Celtics, anyone?), there’s never been a better time to don these Swingman jerseys.
Price: Starting at $150
Whether it’s the cherry on top of your outfit, or simply something to block out the cold, a good beanie is irreplaceable during the fall and winter months. Thanks to a wide range of headwear from Supreme, you can have the best of both worlds.
Anti Social Social Club Hoodies
Since being launched in 2015, Anti Social Social Club has become a household name in streetwear, thanks in part to its eye-catching designs and melancholic phrases. With countless collaborations and colours, the hoodies are an extra punch of attitude to any outfit.
Nike Kyrie 5 Spongebob “Pineapple House”
Price: Starting at $275
One of the most influential cartoons of the past 20 years hits the basketball court in Kyrie Irving’s recent collaboration. The result? A stunning tribute to the childhood cartoon in a trendy and extremely-detailed design. Bonus points for the “pineapple leaf” flytrap.
Air Jordan 4 “Bred”
2019 was a big year for sneakers, one of the reasons being that it was the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 4. So, perhaps it was only fitting that the silhouette was re-released with one of the brand’s most storied colourways. The silhouette, black and red colourway, and its history make it a welcome addition to any sneaker collection.
adidas Yeezy Boost V2 "Cloud White"
Price: Starting at $500
Despite being nearly three-years-old, the Yeezy Boost V2 remains one of the most popular silhouettes in the world of sneakers -- not to mention, it’s arguably the face of Kanye’s sneaker empire. The 2019 “Cloud White” is not only perfect for everyday use but it’s deceptively easy to match with any outfit.
Nike LD Waffle Sacai
Price: Starting at $1,100
Chitose Abe’s Sacai x Nike LDWaffle has reserved a spot as one of the best sneakers of 2019 and for very good reason. The fused design mixes phenomenal colourways with clever patchwork, as well as a doubled tongue, midsole, and lace to add some very welcome chaos to an otherwise simplistic and classic design.
Air Jordan 1 High "Travis Scott"
Price: Starting at $2,500
When the Air Jordan 1 was first released in 1985, it immediately drew attention thanks in part to an ingenious ad campaign by Nike. The brand claimed that the NBA had “banned” the sneaker from the league because it didn’t match the current uniform rules. Michael Jordan was (allegedly) fined $5,000 for every game that he wore them.
The Air Jordan 1 eventually exploded in popularity and remains at the forefront of sneaker (and basketball) culture.
The Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 saw perhaps the biggest name in hip-hop add his signature flair to the Jordan brand’s most beloved sneaker, including a backwards swoosh and a Cactus Jack logo on the tongue. The result? One of the most popular, sought-after collaborations and undoubtedly one of the best sneakers of the calendar year.
Written by: Vincent Plana
Photography: Andrew Lau
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