Guys love sneakers, it’s just a fact. Some girls do to, so we threw a pair in for them too! A fact that you can look up in Scientific Proof Magazine, but we don’t want to bore you with science here this is a holiday gift guide.
So what goes with sneakers, socks of course… and we’ve got some great ones from Stance and Akomplice to keep your feet looking as good as your shoes. Plus you want to get up on this sock trend don’t you? So ladies here are some picks for you from brands we know, love, trust, etc. and we even went so far as to match them with socks for you.
Dudes, we know you shop for yourself too so don’t feel bad it’s perfectly normal to Selfish Santa, we won’t tell. So we hope you enjoy these holiday themed looks we’ve put together for you, especially the very classic holiday feel that we have added with photoshop. So crack open some brandy, pour it in your Nogg and get to shopping won’t you.
For our first selection we have the two classic silhouettes from our friends at Converse. (Image Above)
The Chuck Taylor All Star in Black Suede for those nights that you need to be a little more dressed up and canvas just won’t cut it. We’ve paired the Black Suede edition with the Barrio from Stance Socks to show that you can dress it up, but you are still a bit hood underneath.
The other sneaker sans socks is the Converse Tri Panel in Black. This is kind of a remix on the classic CT but one that we find refreshing and bold. So if you like a spin on classics this is for you.
Here we have the Vans Ludlow from the OTW collection created for the older and more discerning sneaker lover seeking a bit of refinement in his golden years. We have paired these with the Stance Mahalo and Thunder to bring some fun into the equation, they pop really nice off the gray.
This is one of our favorites of the bunch, the Vans OTW Whitlock. These are just clean and buttery with little touches of suede detailing. If ever there was a pair of sneakers for a sophisticated grown ass man, these are the ones. We’ve paired with the Stance Santi Gold Links socks to show that you can be gaudy underneath and the Akomplice Mushroom socks that say “Hey, I still like to party…”
Alas, we have come to the last of the Vans OTW but we are going out in style with the Bedford, a classy remix of the famous Half Cab (If you don’t know, don’t ask.). These say I still skateboard in my heart, but I’ve moved on to Snowboarding so I don’t get hurt anymore. Wee paired these with Stance Banks and Cortez socks.
And now for the change-up. Yup, these are boots but they are boots that can be worn like a sneaker with their slim silhouette. The Palladium Pampa Cuff Water Proof are some of our favorites in the collection and something that can be rocked almost all the way into Spring. They have clean color ways, are waterproof (duh) and can be dressed down or up. We’ve paired with the Stance Kahuku and Akomplice Flamingo socks.
And what would a sneaker gift guide be with out Nikes, come’ on now son we aren’t sleeping over here. To start with we have the Air Max Lunar 90 (Water Resistant) with a bright orange and red color way that pops like Rudolph’s nose. Our only recommendation here is dress down and let the shoes run the show. Compliments be comin’ your way bruh. No bright socks needed here, keep it mellow.
Another bright color way from Nike with the Nike Air Max Tailwind 7, these shoes will always arrive before you do. Again, these are shoes to be dressed down with, simple solid colors and you will be in good shape. No socks here either, your feet can only withstand so much action.
A very popular the item this fall was the Nike Rosherun it seemed that almost every techno deep house hipster was rocking a pair of these in a solid color. Well we took it up a notch with the camo, and paired it with the Stance Burnout sock.
This one is for all you slick creative director types, the Nike Pegasus 31 Flash. As many sneaker nerds know the Pegasus is a classic model in the Nike running portfolio and has seen some great reissues and updates over the last couple years. The Flash pops where it needs to and is mellow in all the right places. So get out your cool guy messenger bag, expensive sunglasses, Macbook Air and head on down to the boutique coffee shop to show these off. Paired with Stance Kira socks, from their top of the line cashmere collection – Top Stitch.
Psyche - a girls sneaker. Just because we know dudes might be looking for themselves (if this is a girl looking for a guy, well, surprise). Here’s one of our favorite women’s sneakers, the Nike Air Max Thea in bright red. This sneakers got so much game that you might might have to play some defense. Of course we have paired this with the Stance Shaney Jo sock. Get it girl.