Air Max 270, A highlight on the sneaker calendar in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Nike Basketball's Christmas-specific sneaker colorways have been noticeably absent from retail in recent years. Instead, brand athletes such as Paul George have played in energy make-ups or collaborations of their most recent signature models, leaving somewhat of a void for the more festive sneakerhead. On some level, that appears to be changing this upcoming season.
At first glance, the forthcoming Nike PG 4 of George’s hoops-ready shoe resembles the Strawberry Cough Dunks, with their red and green color palette. Further inspection, however, reveals that the “most wonderful time of the year” and not 4/20 that’s served as the pair’s muse. Zippered overlays maintain their medial mesh construction, but lateral sides indulge in a quality velvet likely nodding to Santa Claus. Breathable bases are overtaken by a green reminiscent of the Grinch or pine trees (your choice); hardware, accents on the midsole and the signature on the heel follow suit. “PG” logos on the lime green sockliner have been reworked for the festive theme, as they’re depicted in the style of Christmas lights. Sole units don’t make as direct nods to the December 25th event, but their color palette fit right in with the rest of the shoe.
The silhouette of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG is a must for all fans of the brand at the Jumpman brand and the sneaker culture. In this new version, the pair imagined by Peter Moore adopts the black and white colors of the Panda!Similar to the SB Dunk Low Staple Panda Pigeonthis Jordan girl adopts a two-tone black-and-white vamp. The pair mixes premium textured leather and black fur. The swoosh, also in fur, blends tone-on-tone into the design. In terms of detail, the pair includes black waxed laces and the traditional Wings logo embossed at the ankle.