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Salehe Bembury Named Creative Director for LeBron James’ Brand Uninterrupted

Right on the heels of a slew of mega successes with New Balance, Salehe Bembury has recently been announced as the creative director of apparel for Lebron James’ brand, Uninterrupted. According to an interview with Bleacher Report, Bembury plans on leveraging the ten years of brand history behind Uninterrupted as well as his fifteen years of experience as a designer to create a product that leaves the audience with a “feeling”. He likened the experience to being given a kitchen full of the best ingredients and being asked to make a dish. 

The designer has come a long way since designing for Payless shoes at the beginning of his career, having built an individual brand spearheaded by his design ethos. With every collaborative or personal release, Bembury cultivates an audience that likes the things he likes and does the things he does. In the grand scheme of things, his success is indicative of a massive upheaval of traditional design practice, typically led by large corporations. 

With brands such as Nike, New Balance, Adidas, and many more, the designer of a shoe or product largely takes a back seat while the monolithic brand identities lead the charge in the object’s popularity. However, with Salehe’s collaborations this is not the case. As can be seen with his upcoming Crocs collaboration, consumers couldn’t care less what brand the designer works with, it’s all about his magical touch that he injects into the identity of the brand and the design of the product itself. 

This method clearly shows a change in the modern zeitgeist and attitude of consumers, who have become increasingly disillusioned with companies constantly pushing products in their faces and are feeling pandered to. For several years now, it seems as though companies are simply mashing brand identities together for easy cash grabs, rather than utilizing the best that both entities have to offer to create something greater than the sum of its parts. A large part of Bembury’s appeal is that, as one man, he is capable of using his problem solving abilities to warp the entire image of a company into something that the brand would never have been able to do on its own. As he continues his design endeavors, we are thrilled to see what he does next with Uninterrupted. No longer is there an allegiance to brand, people are aligning themselves with people.

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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend

What’s up sneaker family! Glad to be back to you guys! We’ve got a lot going on this week in terms of sneaker updates. Of course the NBA is back, which means new drops from some of your favorite players, and we’re rounding out October for what is going to be the start of the holiday season. I’m excited and I know you guys are. So let’s jump into these announcements.

The Wild Collective
The Wild Collective Capsule

First up, The Wild Collective, a female-owned, Las Vegas-based apparel company recently announced its exclusive, limited edition, sustainable collection designed for The Las Vegas Raiders. The drop featured six styles rooted in Las Vegas with designs made specifically with Raiders fans in mind. This is The Wild Collective’s first NFL drop, in addition to recent launches with the NBA, WNBA, MLB, the Las Vegas Golden Knights and multiple college teams, which you can check out via their website.

Billionaire Boys Club

Next we have another exciting launch from Billionaire Boys Club, and it’s just in time for spooky season. A playful take on iconic graphics from the brands such as the helmet head and coneman, the Billionaire Boys Club Skull Starfield Tee and ICECREAM Coneman Skull Tee are now available for purchase for $50 on the website

Alright now let’s jump into the sneaker we’ve got this weekend. 

1. Saquon Barkley x Nike Air Trainer 3
GOAT
Saquon Barkley x Nike Air Trainer 3

Release Date:  10/22

I don’t think I have ever included a signature release from an NFL player, and honestly that’s shameful on my part. So I’m going to change that today. Saquon is putting his twist on the classic trainers and I’m personally feeling it. There is something about this shoe that reminds me a little of the Jordan 4 “Sails” which I have never been able to get my hands on. The color scheme is nice, and the neutral tones make it pairable with virtually anything. Sick if you ask me.

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2. Nike Lebron 19 “Bred”
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Nike Lebron 19 “Bred”

Release Date: 10/22

Okay Bron! We’re starting the season off with simplicity. A solid black and red sneaker with a hint of silver is a classic basketball look. This shoe screams “hooper” and “avid fan of basketball.” I’ve never owned a pair of 19s so I’m curious to know if these can also be used as performance sneakers. Can you play in these? Please let me know if you’ve had experience!

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3. Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough”
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Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough”

Release Date: 10/22

You know those candies that grandmothers have in their pocketbooks that are really good? I think this is the best way to describe this shoe. These remind me of those strawberry filled candy buds (you guys know what I’m talking about), and this sneaker could also serve as a holiday shoe because of the green and red colorway. Multipurpose sneakers are the best.

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Air Jordan 36 “Psychic Energy”
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Air Jordan 36 “Psychic Energy”

Release Date: 10/22

I must admit that I’m curious to know what this “psychic energy” is about. What is the Jordan Brand predicting for our futures? Is it looking fly? Guess we’ll have to find out, but in the meantime I think this is a good pickup if you don’t already own a similar colorway.

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5. Pyer Moss x Reebok Experiment 4 “Emergency”
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Pyer Moss x Reebok Experiment 4 “Emergency”

Release Date: 10/23

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Reebok has arguably had the most progressive releases of 2021. They’ve taken a lot of risks in terms of their colorways, and have teamed up with collaborators that have had similar visions. This Pyer Moss x Reebok drop is another example of that. You won’t find another sneaker on the current market that looks exactly like this, and it’s definitely very couture with an edge of street.

BUY NOW, $250
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That’s gonna do it for today, but before we go we have one final announcement. Make sure you check out CASETiFY as they just released their tech capsule collection on October 14 that you should definitely check out. The collection comes from Market’s groundbreaking approach to street style inspired by pop-culture, street art, and the gritty retail style of New York’s Canal Street. This collaboration includes fan-favorite designs such as the face-melting Acid House Smiley, legendary Market Basketball, and Jeff Gluck’s timeless ‘Call My Lawyer’ slogan on CASETiFY’s signature Impact and Ultra Impact Cases starting at $40 USD.

CASETiFY
CASETiFY

Fans can also customize their Market Smiley Case and Floral Monogram Case by adding their name or initials to the design for a personal touch. You can check it out here.

See y’all next week.

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FILA and Sprite Collaborate on Special-Edition Grant Hill Footwear and Apparel

Life is all about full-circle moments, and today we have another one. Do you remember back in the day when Grant appeared in a series of Sprite commercials throughout the ’90s? Well, the two are linking back up once again to launch a limited-edition FILA Grant Hill x Sprite Set which consists of a two-piece capsule sneaker and shorts set that pays homage to those iconic 90s ads. In celebration of this special release, this new FILA and Sprite campaign offers a fresh twist on the classic spot from 1995 with an updated 2021 spin. 

Now 26 years later, the Hall of Famer and seven-time All-Star is appearing once again wearing the Grant Hill 1, his first signature silhouette with FILA, but this time around with a specialized Sprite treatment.

FILA
FILA x Grant Hill

The Grant Hill 1 x Sprite ($140) features reflective detailing throughout and Sprite-inspired graphics. The silhouette’s colorway mixes white, blue, and Sprite’s iconic green hue. Design elements include embroidered logos, as well as Sprite branding on the tongue, heel, sock liner, and outsole beneath the ice rubber. Additional details include pull tabs on the tongue and heel, and a padded tongue and collar. Rounding out the silhouette is a perforated toe box. 

FILA
FILA x Grant Hill

The Grant Hill x Sprite Short ($68) features the Sprite and Grant Hill logos, created in a color palette that ties back to the sneaker. Additional design details include striped and solid trims.

This exciting announcement is just in time for the start of the NBA season today where you can also catch Grant as an analyst on NBA TV.

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Sitting Down with a Custom Sneaker Designer: A Conversation with Sierato

You’ve seen his kicks on the court as RJ Barrett goes in for that dunk against the Atlanta Hawks or as Ja Morant tears up the hardwood for the Grizzlies. Although you might not know much about who stands behind the shoe, you best believe that his one-of-a-kind custom shoes caught your eye at one point during the game. 

Introducing the talent behind it all: Cory Bailey, known as Sierato by fans and his nearly 300k following on IG. I had the chance to speak with Bailey about how he began his journey into the sneaker world, how he continues to spark his creativity, and what he has on deck.

The Starting Point:

Bailey tells me that he’s “always been into art,” adding, “I’ve always drawn and done all that kind of stuff, so I have always wanted to find a way to have my job be something art-related.” He could never quite figure out how to take that starving artist mentality and morph it into a full-time career. As he continued on his path, he started studying with a plan of obtaining his art degree. Mid-degree, he had a light bulb moment: school is simply an unnecessary step, because art needs time in the game, not a degree. 

Bailey joined forces with the tattoo industry. From the moment he set up shop, his custom work took off as he spent his free time designing “flash designs on the walls,” which were mostly designed in a new-school style. “Colors and fantastical animals have always been something I’ve been into.” At the time, his love for art was sourced through ink, which soon was combined with his love for shoes. 

Sierato started investing in white canvas Converses and Nikes. When he’d finish a pair, he put them on display at his tattoo chair, sparking the “Tattoos 4 Shoes” brand. By word of mouth, his shoes circulated tons of interest in the area. “I never painted before, I was always a sketchbook kind of person.” Funny enough, “the apprenticeship had me paint and airbrush,” unwillingly. Little did Sierato know this experience would soon be an essential aspect of his next project.

Bailey & The Kiosk: A Transition

Still living in his hometown, Baltimore, Maryland, a friend approached Bailey to join him in his new venture: a clothing brand sold at a kiosk at the mall. Bailey was in. 

As the stop started to pick up traction, Bailey and his business partner had rules to be met. The mall required that no shelves were left empty. Cory instantly “went home, grabbed his few pairs of custom shoes and put them on display.” These former placeholders turned into the talk of the town. Local business owners, managers, and mall patrons wanted in. 

As he got his first couple of orders, he’d “paint them at the stand and it would cause tons of commotion.” In no time, he was designing cleats for third-stringer athletes in the NFL, working events for Nordstrom, and gaining tons of fans.  

“One of the guys had a connection where he knew someone who was the first stringer, and then I ended up doing a pair of cleats for him and those got put on NFL’s top cleats of the week.” Bailey’s hesitance to join the art scene vanished shortly after, allowing him to jump full force into designing custom sneakers for a living. 

At this point, Bailey tells me he was setting up shop “in my bedroom, then I moved to the porch and then the shed out back,” biding time until a studio was a manageable investment. While the orders flooded in, he joined Youtube and got involved with Overtime. Youtube “really blew up everything. In just two days, my second video hit 1 million views.” And from that moment on, the Sierato name flourished.

The Creative Process:

Creating shoes for all his favorite celebrities, pro-athletes and even hip-hop stars has its pros and cons. From an artist’s standpoint, creativity is key. As someone who focuses heavily on his art form, it’s important to understand the creative process. “There are three categories that every project falls into it,” Bailey tells me in regard to what kind of direction he’s given from a client. 

No External Creative Direction

  • This is likely to happen when given more corporate projects. The sky is not the limit in these scenarios, and it’s almost impossible to get it exactly how they want it in that it is very to the point. 

The Client Picks the Topic

  • The majority of people tend to go this route when getting sneakers made. “They will pick something sort of specific,” whether it’s gaming-related, Rick and Morty themed, you name it, and then “I’ll run with it.”

The Artist is Given Full Creative Freedom

  • This is the way any artist prefers it. There are very few instances when Sierato is given full creative freedom with a piece. In this category, even if the client doesn’t know exactly what they want, they still tend to usually give some preferences—especially based on his past shoes. This is the most symbiotic approach and gives the artist the most wiggle room.
Pushing the Creative Boundaries:

The way to put your imagination to the ultimate test is by seeing how far you can push your creative boundaries. “More often than not, that is the battle. I am always trying to change up styles, backgrounds, poses, anything that can add a little difference to my work.” Space Jam, Dragon Ball Z, they all want what they have seen. When Sierato is given a task to do his signature blue and lightning style, that is when he is faced with the challenge to combine it with something else. 

What’s To Come

Behind the scenes, Sierato and his team have been working on a few new activations. These will be focused solely on seeing a “more personal and in front of the camera” Sierato. One such plan takes the form of a forthcoming podcast “Made To Order,” which will be all about what the audience “wants us to talk about, what they want us to share, made to order from the listeners.” 

To increase Youtube engagement, there will be new series launched shortly. Sierato will be sharing live interviews, unboxing rare sneakers, giving sneaker tutorials and more. Currently, viewers take Sierato’s videos as tutorials, so to build on that element, he’ll start producing step-by-step tutorials filled with tips and tricks to his art.

Are you still participating in events?

Events are a large part of Sierato’s sneaker journey: “It allows me to take a break from staring at the studio walls all day.” He frequents events like Vegas Summer League, Puma, and Footlocker events to name a few.

Sierato currently works in partnership with St. Jude’s Children Hospital. He tells me, “It is easy to go out of our way and work with them,” especially seeing the facilities and immaculate care they provide their patients. “I like to ride or die for the guys that ride for me. If you gave me that shot, I’m going to pull through for you guys.” 


Since the partnership, team Sierato and St. Jude have even launched a unique 1-of-1 NFT in collaboration with James Wiseman.

A Couple Fun Questions to Close it Out:

If you only had three work items to bring to your studio, what would they be? 

A paintbrush, more specifically, “probably a thinner type paintbrush.” Also some paint, and then if we aren’t counting the shoe itself, a heat gun “that way the paint can dry quicker.” 

What is your favorite pair of kicks for the season?

“Definitely a tie between two of them.” The Ja Morant Grizzly Nike Adapts and the Harden Nipsy shoes, for a tribute anniversary. Morant got some playoff action in them and Nipsy for the dunk. “I believe, if you look good, you play good,” so the ones that always see the light of day creep to the top of the list. 

Do you rep your shoes?

“I rep my shoes, but I never have time to make them for myself.” Thankfully, with a solid collection of kicks, Sierato has a few pairs on deck. “I wear my basketball shoes when I take to the court; it’s important to show people that you can wear them and they won’t fall apart.” A lot of clients believe that it’s better to keep them wrapped up on display, but in reality, that is why Sierato spent years of trial and error, to get to where he is today.

Check out Sierato’s IG to stay up to date on his newest content, custom kicks, and latest projects as they come to life. 

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The Most Underrated Winter Boot: Exploring the Bunny Boot

Within the realm of winter boots, there are natural heavyweights like the Timberland boot or duck boots, but one of the more interesting footwear options for extreme cold has flown largely under the radar of the menswear scene. Enter the Extreme Cold Vapor Barrier Boots. Known colloquially as either “Bunny Boots” or “Mickey Mouse Boots” due to their massive, bulbous shape, these boots are commonly found in extremely cold climates—such as Alaska—and have slowly made their way into the world of men’s fashion. 

The History of the Bunny Boot

The first iteration of the ECVB Boot was conceived during the Korean War to combat the severe consequences of frostbite sustained by the American Military during the harsh winter months. This generation of the boot is known as the Type I, and is characterized by its black color, leading to the comparison to Mickey Mouse. These boots are rated to −20 °F (−28.9 °C), and are made of two air tight layers of rubber with several layers of felt and wool sandwiched between them. 

After the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in 1950, during which several soldiers sustained severe injuries due to the cold (even with Type I Mickey Mouse Boots), the US military developed the Type II at the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Center in Natick, Massachusetts. The Type IIs are white in color (hence the reference to bunnies) and are rated to −65 °F (−54 °C). Bunny Boots are intended to protect the wearer from the absolute worst case scenario in terms of cold, and are immensely heavy due to the thick rubber and insulation—with each boot clocking in at around 52 oz (1.47kg). 

The boots feature several interesting details, such as rubber wedges on the toe and heel, allowing them to clip into ski bindings, or a small vent which can be screwed open to release the air pressure between the two layers of rubber in the event of a large pressure change (e.g. an airborne mission). The boots are littered with eye-catching text, providing the user with instructions on how to properly use the boot such as “Fold Gusset This Side Only” and “Keep Double Laced To Hold Firmly”. The combination of these details—along with the boot’s striking appearance at a glance—have made it an inspiration for some of the most iconic designers in the contemporary fashion industry.

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The Bunny Boot in the Current Era

Arguably one of the most important designers of the last two decades, Raf Simons has been a longtime fan of Bunny Boots, going so far as to feature the boot unmolested in his Fall 2014 menswear show. Alongside the original boot, Simons collaborated with Adidas in the same collection to create the “Bunny Bounce” Boot, which boasts many similarities to the OG Bunny Boot.

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While Raf Simons may have been one of the early adopters of the Bunny Boot within mainstream fashion, recent years have seen designers take core elements of the boots and turn them into footwear that is much more approachable to the average consumer. In 2019, Yoon Ambush released her first collaboration with Converse, which featured a Converse Chuck 70 that had been fattened up and rubberized to mimic the Bunny Boot.

Dior also recently released their Diorcamp boot, which makes use of the text details on the Bunny Boot as a branding opportunity.

Dior
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While up to this point Bunny Boots have largely been used by civilians for practical reasons in circumstances such as ice fishing, one can only imagine that it is a matter of time until this boot becomes an icon of the menswear canon. 

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How to Wear Our Editors’ Must-Have Hoodie with Everything You Own

The formerly strict lines between casual and formal wear have been perpetually blurring over the past few years. As menswear silhouettes evolve, the concept of certain clothing fitting into a tight box of either “casual” or “dressy” is now a thing of the past. The humble hoodie is a great case study of this phenomenon.

What began as a staple of sportswear, relegated to the bottom of the formality totem pole, has become a staple of numerous styles of dress. And when you talk hoodies, Champion is an icon. The logo is a mainstay of streetwear, and the brand’s storied past in sportswear makes the Champion hoodie one of the most recognizable and beloved sweatshirts in the game to this day.

Let’s take a look at a few examples of our favorite hoodie and the most stylish ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe.

The Classic Option
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This is the most obvious choice for a vibrant hoodie, but definitely not the only one. Pair a beautiful chlorophyll green version with a pair of pale blue jeans to let the hoodie pop, giving you more freedom when it comes to sneakers. You could either match the hoodie with a similar turquoise pair of kicks or opt for a basic white sneaker to give the hoodie primary billing.

If you want to go with a more streetwear look, combine the green hoodie with red shorts and an equally vibrant pair of sneakers, giving the entire outfit a bombastic, flashy style. Streetwear is completely malleable, so whether you’re leaning towards the eye-catching or low-key look, a green Champion hoodie is the way to go.

Shop the hoodie, $30-60
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The Cozy Option
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Aside from the aesthetics, Champion’s hoodies are also notably comfortable and cozy. The Reverse Weave hoodie’s durability coupled with its baggier fit makes it a great option for lounging around the house.

Opt for a darker color, like black or navy, which will wear in beautifully with numerous washes. Pair one of these hoodies with Champion’s Reverse Weave sweatpants, and you’ve got yourself a cozy ‘fit that doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of style.

History time! The Champion Reverse Weave technology can actually be traced back to 1938, when it was engineered as the first athletic sweatshirt developed to meet the needs of athletes. Originally conceived (and patented) in 1938, the version we’ve come to know and love today was finalized in 1952. In response to complaints by coaches about the cotton sweatshirts, Champion introduced the novel idea of turning the fabric 90 degrees to eliminate vertical shrinkage and address other issues with fit, durability, and cost.

The brand’s succeeding partnerships with numerous sports organizations throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s firmly cemented them as the premier sportswear option for athletes. Fast-forward to today, and you can see the hoodie donned by a slew of big names in pop culture, from Kendrick Lamar to Odell Beckham Jr.

Shop the hoodie, $30-60
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The Dressier Option
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Although each style in this article is based around the same hoodie, color can totally change a look. By opting for a white hoodie, you can create a basic foundation to build a more formal outfit on top of. Listen, this won’t be an outfit to wear to a wedding, but for a night out in the winter, it’ll look slightly dressier, but still cool.

Pair the white hoodie with a blazer or patterned overshirt and some dress pants. White hoodie, plus a herringbone blazer, plus black flared dress pants? Forget about it. Tie the whole thing together with some leather loafers or clogs and you’re in business.

Shop the hoodie, $30-60
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The 40 Best Gifts For College Students

The typical college experience these days may not quite resemble the shenanigans of Animal House, but any student on your gift-giving list is probably in need of the same campus essentials we all used to get us through – albeit with more WiFi. From high tech gadgets that’ll ease them into adulthood to useful dorm room must-haves, and, of course, some things to get the party started, we present 40 of the best gift options for college kids. Togas and kegs not included…

1. Crosley Rondo Bluetooth Speaker
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Crosley Radio

This high-tech Bluetooth speaker will add a little retro pizazz to any boring dorm room. In addition to playing all their favorite tunes, this super compact radio-style speaker allows them to wirelessly answer calls, skip tracks, and adjust the volume from the side panel. It also comes complete with USB, mini SD, and charging ports.

Price: $14.95

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2. Bean & Bud Rise Coffee
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Allo

College kids are both endlessly stressed and forever exhausted. The perfect cure? CBD-infused coffee! Bean & Bud’s quality-sourced coffee beans provide an invigorating wake up call that mixes energizing caffeine with anxiety-reducing CBD to ensure your favorite scholar is prepared to handle anything.

Price: $32.99

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3. Ovalware RJ3 Cold Brew Maker
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And what better way to enjoy those beans than by turning ‘em into cold brew? Iced coffee lovers will appreciate the money-saving ease of brewing their own with this fridge-friendly cold brew maker (which kind of looks like it belongs in a lab, so it’s definitely on theme). Its stainless steel filter and cap and BPA-free silicone airtight seal keep the brew fresh for up to two weeks!

Price: $29.99

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4. Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer
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Amazon

Remember when we could actually hold pictures in our hands?! This easy-to-use Bluetooth printer connects to any smartphone in order to turn digital snaps into physical photos. Now all their college memories can live on Instagram and decorate their dorm room walls! (Besides, we all know they’re going to delete those drunk pics online as soon as they start looking for a job.)

Price: $99.95

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5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
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For the same old-school instant photo results along with the added kitsch of being an actual camera, the cult-favorite Instax Mini is always an excellent choice. The newest edition features a selfie mirror next to the front lens, as well as a new macro lens adapter for close-ups. An adjustable brightness dial also guarantees the perfect picture, every time. This funky camera is sure to make them the most popular person at every party.

Price: $64.99

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6. Verilux HappyLight Lumi
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Verilux

Between the aforementioned stress of workloads and the darkening days of winter ahead, things can start feeling rough for any college student. Luckily, this light therapy lamp is an instant mood-booster. It boasts full-spectrum, UV-free light with clinically proven 10,000 lux intensity and three adjustable brightness levels to provide all the mental health benefits of natural sunlight. Its sleek and low-key design allows it to fit seamlessly on a nightstand.

Price: $39.99

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7. Anker Nebula Capsule Pro Projector
https://www.anker.com/store/capsule-projector/D4111111
Anker

TVs are overrated. Turn any dorm room into a movie theater with this smart mini projector which connects to WiFi to deliver bright and vivid video picture as large as 100 inches, as well as 360-degree sound. Coming in at only 15 ounces, it’s easily portable and can even be used outdoors!

Price: $299.99

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8. TRUFF Hot Sauce Variety Pack
https://truff.com/collections/sauce/products/variety-pack?sscid=b1k4_cbawp&
TRUFF

Because we all remember the struggle of college cafeteria food, provide the gift of flavor with the TRUFF variety pack. So long as they keep hot sauce in their bag (swag), your recipient can upgrade just about any meal with this truffle-infused selection of spicy condiments. Bonus: they come in a very fancy gift box!

Price: $69.99

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9. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
https://www.target.com/p/hamilton-beach-breakfast-sandwich-maker-with-timer-dark-gray-25478/-/A-14437927
Target

Whether they need fuel for a final or are in dire need of a hangover cure, this dorm-friendly breakfast sandwich maker is the one tool everyone needs to craft the perfect breakfast of champions. Bacon, egg, and cheese? Easy-peasy (and cheesy). It even includes a built-in timer so that even the most novice chef can never mess up.

Price: $24.99

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10. CraveBox Care Package
https://www.amazon.com/CraveBox-Package-Ultimate-Assortment-Students/dp/B01N22CM3F?ots=1&slotNum=3&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a
Amazon

One word: snacks! A nostalgic taste of all the treats mom used to buy, the CraveBox Care Package, which is stuffed with 45 pantry favorites ranging from the sweet to the salty (and everything in between), will keep them satisfied between meals – and whenever they have the munchies.

Price: $23.95

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11. Fitbit Charge 4
https://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Fitness-Activity-Tracking-Included/dp/B084CQ41M2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=fitbit&qid=1602574900&sr=8-3
Fitbit

Then again, all that college junk food (and beer) can make it all too easy to gain the notorious Freshman Fifteen. Life is about balance, so encourage some healthy habits with the latest Fitbit model, the Charge 4. This updated version of the classic boasts all the same fitness features but with added swimproof capabilities, GPS, and new Active Zone Minutes which track how long someone is exercising in their desired heart rate range.

Price: $149.95

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12. Swiss Champ Swiss Army Knife
https://www.victorinox.com/us/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Medium-Pocket-Knives/Swiss-Champ/p/1.6795.T#accordion-prod-details-1?utm_source=RakutenMarketing&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=2116208:Skimlinks.com&utm_content=10&utm_term=USNetwork&ranMID=4
Victorinox

The first rule of adulthood (and, we guess, the Boy Scouts)? Be prepared. That’ll be easy with this deluxe version of the classic Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Champ packs a whopping 33 functions inside its pocket-sized body, featuring a corkscrew (important), a can opener (also important), a ruler, a magnifying glass, scissors, a nail file, pliers, tweezers, and multiple screwdrivers of different sizes – just to name a few.

Price: $87.99

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13. Welly Adventure First Aid Kit
https://www.getwelly.com/products/adventure-first-aid-kit
Welly

And since you never know what adventures await on campus, it’s always smart to have first aid supplies on hand. Obviously they’ll never buy this for themselves, but Welly’s fun and functional first aid kit, which includes Ibuprofen, antibiotic ointment, butterfly strips, tape, and a whole lot of bandages, all in a convenient tin, will be much appreciated on any particularly wild night.

Price: $26.99

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14. HOMEST Double Laundry Hamper
https://www.amazon.com/HOMEST-Double-Laundry-Transport-Foldable/dp/B07688N5DG?ots=1&slotNum=5&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a
Amazon

Doing their own laundry for the first time will be hard enough, so save them the extra confusion of that whole “separating the darks from lights” thing and make it extra easy with HOMEST’s modern, durable, transportable, and, most importantly, clearly labeled double laundry hamper. It’s also collapsible for easy storage!

Price: $18.99

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15. Eterluck Wooden Docking Station
https://www.amazon.com/Eterluck-Docking-Nightstand-Organizer-Blocking/dp/B07X4BFBQR/ref=sr_1_3?ots=1&slotNum=6&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a&dchild=1&keywords=Eterluck+Wooden+Docking+Station+Men,+Nightstand+Organizer+Bundle&qid=1602490620&sr=8-3&th=1
Amazon

Chances are your college kid is dealing with a small room, which means they have to utilize all the space they’ve got. Help them stay organized with an all-in-one wooden docking station. This pick can top any dresser or nightstand and features room to dock and charge multiple devices from iPhones to Apple Watches, as well as designated space to store glasses, pens, and keys. Plus, it comes with a RFID blocking wallet made of vegan leather that will keep their cards and personal information protected.

Price: $45

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16. Nearpow Adjustable Laptop Bed Stand
https://www.amazon.com/Nearpow-Adjustable-Portable-Standing-Foldable/dp/B07439DYBR
Nearpow

Working from bed is always ideal, but without the proper setup it can also be incredibly uncomfortable. An adjustable laptop bed desk, like this one by Nearpow, solves that problem. It’s multifunctional, portable, and can be adjusted to five different heights and three surface angles for ultimate usability. Gives new meaning to the term “protect ya neck.”

Price: $56.99

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17. Homesick Scented Candle
https://www.amazon.com/Homesick-Candle-Scented-North-Dakota/dp/B06XGKNQFN
Amazon

For the more sentimental student (or gift-giver), you can’t go wrong with the scent of home. These expertly curated, hand-poured  candles are practically made for the recently-relocated, full of all the unique fragrances of almost anyone’s native state, city, or even country! All the warmth, nostalgia, and comfort they’ll need if (or more likely, when), they start to feel homesick.

Price: $29.20

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18. Adidas Adilette Shower Slides
https://www.adidas.com/us/adilette-shower-slides/AQ1701.html?clickId=QPOXJgX8XxyOT1-wUx0Mo38LUkEzRa1xwQ0N3M0&cm_mmc=AdieAffiliates_IR-_-Skimbit%20Ltd.-_-Online%20Tracking%20Link-_-ONLINE_TRACKING_LINK-_-&cm_mmc2=adidas-NA-eCom-Affiliates-_-Skimbit%20Ltd.-
Adidas

The classic shoe of co-ed shower users everywhere. Available in three colors (white, black, and collegiate navy), the Adidas Adilette Shower Slides provide maximum slip-on comfort with the added bonus of soft cloudfoam for quick drying. Perfect for protecting their feet from the gross germs of locker rooms and beyond.

Price: $25

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19. Life Hacks 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar
https://www.amazon.com/Life-Hacks-2021-Day-Calendar/dp/1524857343/ref=sr_1_1?ots=1&slotNum=8&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a&crid=WAOT9NJD3T50&dchild=1&keywords=life+hacks+2021+day-to-day+calendar&qid=1602027643&s=books&sprefix=life+hacks+2021,stripbooks
Amazon

An amusing tear calendar that’ll upgrade any dorm desk. It features a year’s worth of clever life-improving tips and tricks, from food to exercise to technology, every would-be grownup needs to know. The back of each page also includes fun extras like jokes, puzzles, and inspiring quotes.

Price: $14.39

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20. Mancro Laptop Backpack
https://www.amazon.com/Backpack-Computer-Resistant-Business-Mancro/dp/B01LY3QXGP/ref=cs_sr_dp_2?ots=1&slotNum=9&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a&dchild=1&keywords=laptop+bag&qid=1602027723&sr=8-7&th=1
Amazon

It might not be the most entertaining gift to get, but it’s certainly useful. With a schedule that likely has them running between classes, the library, an internship, and a job (or two), your favorite student is going to need a backpack that’s professional, stylish, and safe for their treasured gadgets. This cool bag by Mancro has everything they need: a built-in USB charging port, a special pocket for their laptop, an anti-theft lock, and over 12 pockets for ultimate organization.

Price: $19.99

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21. Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Charger
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powercore-20100/A1271012?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=anker_google_pla_us_1_a1271012-20&utm_term=anker_google_pla_us_1_a1271012-20&gclid=Cj0KCQjwoJX8BRCZARIsAEWBFMLf91wG8hR8Qs0Tr4go3PXv3hZZuYhfKpWeOxL
Anker PowerCore

Today, getting stuck with a dead phone is basically the equivalent of getting stranded on a desert island. Thus, a portable charger is as necessary to have on hand as an actual smartphone! This Anker PowerCore model is one of the most highly-rated for a reason: it weighs a little over 12 oz. and contains enough juice to charge an iPhone seven times before needing to be recharged itself. Small but mighty, indeed.

Price: $49.99

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22. Drunk Stoned or Stupid [A Party Game]
https://www.amazon.com/Drunk-Stoned-Stupid-Party-Game/dp/B00V155S46/ref=sr_1_34?ots=1&slotNum=10&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a&crid=1OLD4MBKRFS2S&dchild=1&keywords=college+gifts+for+guys&qid=1602027856&sprefix=college+gidts,aps,149&sr=8-34
Amazon

Not everything has to be practical. When it comes to college, we all know there will be plenty of fun and games involved, so help make them the life of the party with this hilarious alternative to Cards Against Humanity. Cheeky cards prompt friends to call each other out by naming “Who’s more likely to…” Knowing college kids, they’ll probably find a way to turn it into a drinking game, which they’ll really appreciate you for.

Price: $18

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23. 250 Best Meals in a Mug
https://www.amazon.com/250-Best-Meals-Mug-Delicious/dp/0778804747
Amazon

There’s only so much microwaveable ramen one person can handle, but as it turns out, there’s a whole world of microwave meals you can make in a cup. This cookbook is the ultimate resource for the cooking (and time management) impaired, with 250 budget-friendly and individually-portioned recipes suitable for every craving.

Price: $21.88

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24. Novelty Mug
https://www.amazon.com/Funny-Graduation-Mugs-Students-Daughter/dp/B06ZXSKCYH/ref=sr_1_95?ots=1&slotNum=11&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a&crid=1OLD4MBKRFS2S&dchild=1&keywords=college+gifts+for+guys&qid=1602027856&sprefix=college+gidts,aps,149&sr=8-95
Amazon

And since they’ll need a mug to cook in (and drink copious amounts of coffee out of), going the novelty route is always a good idea. This ceramic mug which reads, “Oh Crap! I’m An ADULT Now!” is sure to get lots of laughs and plenty of use. Nothing like the taste of harsh reality to wake you up in the morning.

Price: $19.95

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25. Jorbest Pizza Blanket
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088CT33XR/ref=twister_B08GHTVB25?ots=1&slotNum=12&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a&_encoding=UTF8&th=1
Amazon

Now that we’re on the subject of hilarious homewares, can we all just take a second to appreciate this hyper-realistic pizza blanket?! Measuring 60-inches in diameter, and made from soft flannel, this deliciously cozy piece of bedding basically turns people into human Hot Pockets – in the best way possible. (Also available in tortilla and waffle prints. Yum.)

Price: $17.99

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26. Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit
https://www.gentjon.com/products/gentleman-jon-complete-wet-shave-kit
Gentleman Jon

For the dapper dude on your list, this fancy (yet affordable) kit ensures that he never misses a shave – even in his overcrowded shared bathroom. It comes with a sleek safety razor, badger hair shave brush, sandalwood shave soap, an alum block to prevent razor burn, and five extra blades. A forever-fresh face in a box!

Price: $55

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27. Manscaped Performance Package
https://www.manscaped.com/products/the-performance-package
Manscaped

When it comes to grooming, um, elsewhere, nothing beats the products by Manscaped. Their famous must-haves come together in their Performance Package, a bundle of hygiene appliances and skincare (for sensitive areas) including the Weed Whacker ear and nose hair trimmer and the Lawn Mower 3.0 waterproof trimmer featuring Advanced SkinSafe™ Technology. They even throw in a pair of boxers!

Price: $119.99

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28. Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag
https://www.leatherology.com/double-zip-toiletry-bag-tan-leather-cognac/
Leatherology

And to store all the above grooming essentials? A timeless leather toiletry bag fit for a gentleman. We love the selection at Leatherology. This double-zip pick comes with two waterproof-lined compartments while the outer full-grain leather can be customized in various colors. You can even opt for a monogram for just $10 extra!

Price: $120

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29. Herschel Novel Duffle
https://herschel.com/shop/duffles/novel-duffle?exact=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw_Y_8BRBiEiwA5MCBJnRkt64u5DDC0akRcgUd_lVimgrRf3dXcX9neq3hE4o9unt2w3IWDhoCGRgQAvD_BwE&utm_source=CJ&utm_content=100107415&utm_medium=affiliate&PID=100107415&cjevent=0d404591246711eb820e00d
Herschel

Weekend trips, overnight stays, sports practice, gym sessions… oh my! The duffle bag that’ll remain their favorite companion throughout all of that and more? The signature Novel Duffle by Herschel. A hidden shoe compartment stores their favorite kicks while a removable shoulder strap makes it easy to schlep around. Available in 28 colors and prints, this high-quality grab-and-go bag will fit anyone’s tastes.

Price: $89.99

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30. ANRRI Blue Light Blocking Glasses
https://www.amazon.com/ANRRI-Blocking-Eyestrain-Computer-Protection/dp/B07KTMZ6Y2?ots=1&slotNum=13&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a
Amazon

Whether they’re typing out their thesis or, let’s be real, playing video games, most students these days spend a lot of time staring at a screen. Help them avoid the detrimental effects of blue light exposure, including eye fatigue, blurry vision, headaches, and trouble sleeping, with these blue light-blocking glasses. The frames are stylish while the non-prescription lenses use advanced technology to filter out all the harmful rays.

Price: $25.95

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31. MyDeal Winter Unisex Bluetooth Beanie
https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Headphone-Hands-free-Christmas-Snowboard/dp/B01LW8HRDY/ref=sr_1_13_sspa?crid=1P3CM8YMSVBWX&dchild=1&keywords=college%2Bgifts%2Bfor%2Bguys&qid=1602560573&sprefix=college%2Bgifts%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-13-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUX
MyDeal

A cozy-cool beanie with a built-in Bluetooth speaker?! OK, this is actually genius. Available in a range of 30 colors and styles, these knit smart beanies make for the ideal winter accessory, allowing wearers to play music and even answer phone calls without fidgeting with their phone or AirPods. It boasts 6 hours of continuous battery life, so they can quite literally wear their favorite tunes all day.

Price: $29.99

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32. Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise-Cancelling Headphones II
https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Wireless-Headphones-Cancelling/dp/B0756CYWWD?ots=1&slotNum=15&imprToken=40badc90-de59-b92d-e9a
Amazon

When situations call for more serious concentration (like studying or going through a breakup), these wireless noise-cancelling headphones are here to block out the world. Bose’s renowned QuietComfort over-ear model connects to Bluetooth and also works with Amazon Alexa, so music, entertainment, news, and more are just a voice request away, no switching devices required.

Price: $199

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33. Great Beards of Science Pint Glass
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/great-beards-of-science-pint-glass?clickid=QPOXJgX8XxyOT1-wUx0Mo38LUkEzRvzRwQ0N3M0&irgwc=1&utm_source=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=8444&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&trafficSource=Impact&share
Uncommon Goods

Eureka! The perfect present for bros who love beer, beards, and science. Uncommon Goods’ glass pint glass is covered in quirky illustrations of famous scientists and their occasionally more famous facial hair. Now that’s a pour worth geeking out about.

Price: $18

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34. BottleLoft Magnets
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/bottleloft?clickid=QPOXJgX8XxyOT1-wUx0Mo38LUkEzRtWVwQ0N3M0&irgwc=1&utm_source=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=8444&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&trafficSource=Impact&sharedid=one37pm.com
Uncommon Goods

Bottled beverage fans who may or may not be sneaking booze into their dorm room will also appreciate these clever strip magnets that allow them to make the most of their mini fridge space by suspending bottles from the ceiling inside. Each order comes with two strips and each strip features three super-strong neodymium magnets (i.e. enough to hold a floating six-pack).

Price: $30

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35. Bombas Men’s Solid Neon Tipping Calf Sock 6-Pack
https://bombas.com/products/mens-solid-neon-tipping-calf-sock-6-pack?variant=mixed&size=l
Bombas

The most underrated gift you only realize was underrated once you’re living on your own? Socks. Everyone always needs socks, so why not choose some of the best socks on the market? Bombas’ advanced comfort cotton blend socks come complete with a breathable and cushioned footbed, seamless toes, and stay-up technology. Even better, for every pair sold, they donate one to a homeless shelter.

Price: $68.40

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36. Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth w/ Straw Lid
https://www.hydroflask.com/40-oz-wide-mouth-w-straw-lid?gclid=Cj0KCQjwoJX8BRCZARIsAEWBFMKZaXb3az_kCmF8YC1YzbYnpVCUHENOxHYozMAHXJklbXQWHxt4e8EaAr4QEALw_wcB
Hydro Flask

They’ve gotta stay hydrated beyond beer and coffee somehow, so remind them to sip throughout the day with this 40 oz. bottle from the cult-favorite Hydro Flask brand itself. Sustainable, BPA-free, and made of stainless steel with TempShield insulation to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Choose from seven colors!

Price: $54.95

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37. YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
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Yeti

Speaking of keeping drinks cold, they’re gonna need a slightly larger option for all those tailgates, road trips, and frat parties on their calendar. Treat them to one of the best coolers on the market: the YETI Roadie 24. It’s lightweight, compact, and boasts YETI’s Permafrost insulation proven to keep even ice cold for days.

Price: $199.99

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38. Mini Disposable Shot Glasses
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A cheeky ode to the iconic red Solo Cups fueling every frat party, now in shot-friendly form! This pack contains 120 mini plastic cups that go straight in the recycling bin for easy cleanup. Cheers to that!

Price: $9.99

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39. L-Bell Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
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Banish the morning struggle with this sunlight-simulating, multifunctional alarm clock. They won’t even think of hitting the snooze button through their early morning class as this alarm gradually energizes them with their own personal sunrise. In addition to FM radio and USB port, it features seven different colors and 20 levels of warm light to set the perfect ambiance at any hour of the day (or night).

Price: $45.99

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40. Campus Colors Gameday Crewneck
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Sure it’s a bit on the nose, but showing school spirit never goes out of style. These officially-licensed NCAA crewneck shirts are available in the school colors and logos of dozens of colleges and universities across the country. It’s a must for wearing around campus or to the big game.

Price: $34.95

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13 Halloween Sneakers to Buy This Spooky Season

The end of October is all about one thing: Halloween. The holiday is the manifestation of fears, with costumes and celebrations yearning to stand out from the crowd or the ordinary. Whether you’re pulling up to a haunted house or frantically trying to find an outfit for your company’s Halloween party, we got you covered on the best sneakers to wear for Halloween.

From classic Air Jordan 1s to OG Nike SB Dunks, take a look at the 13 best sneakers to get your spook on.

1. Nike SB Dunk Low “Freddy Krueger”
StockX

The Nike SB Dunk Low was the embodiment of the mid- to late 2000s sneaker craze. The Nightmare on Elm Street homage continues to be one of the rarest sneakers to exist. Splattered blood. Striped upper. Metallic Swoosh. This pair is to die for—literally.

StockX, $12,851
https://stockx.com/nike-dunk-sb-low-freddy-krueger
2. Air Jordan 1 “Satin Shattered Backboard”
GOAT

The Air Jordan 1 is a certified classic. The sneaker, popularized by the one and only Michael Jordan, gets dipped in Halloween hues. Although the pair is a women’s exclusive, the shoe is a must-have for anyone. Whether trick-or-treating or pumpkin hunting, this AJ1 is perfect for the holiday.

GOAT, $685
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/wmns-air-jordan-1-retro-high-og-satin-shattered-backboard-av3725-010
3. OFF-WHITE x Nike Blazer Mid “All Hallows Eve”
Nike

Virgil Abloh and OFF-WHITE continue to co-create on the best shoes on the market. Abloh deconstructs the Nike Blazer Mid and brings it back to life with a vanilla upper and orange complements. The extended perforated tongue is all about comfort. Simplistic by Abloh’s standards, this Blazer is a Halloween must.

GOAT, $750
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/off-white-x-blazer-studio-mid-pale-vanilla-aa3832-700
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas x Vans Sk8-Hi “Jack’s Lament”
Vans

You can never go wrong with a Vans Sk8-Hi. Especially if it’s based on The Nightmare Before Christmas. The collaboration with Disney brings Jack Skellington back to life across the upper. The pair captures his famous “Jack Lament’s” scene in one of Disney’s spookiest animated movies. The pair also glows in the dark. *Add to cart.*

Vans, $75
https://www.vans.com/shop/disney-x-vans-sk8-hi-the-nightmare-before-christmas-jacks-lament#hero=0
5. Nike Air Force 1 Low “Skeleton”
Nike

A white-on-white Air Force 1 is great for any occasion. When it comes to Halloween, the Swoosh is always bringing treats on top of the iconic silhouette. This AF1 definitely ensures that there’s heat on your feet. From its glow-in-the-dark outsole to the bones on the side panels that wrap around the upper, this pair is bad to the bone.

GOAT, $235
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-force-1-low-qs-skeleton-af1-skeleton
6. Nike SB Dunk Low “Day of the Dead”
Nike

You can’t have a Halloween sneakers list without the fan-favorite Nike SB Dunk Low “Day of the Dead.” Although the pair is not as limited as the “Freddy Krueger” iteration, this Nike SB Dunk Low captures the essence of the holiday to the same degree. From the skeletons to the color palette, we’re screaming for Nike to re-release these.

GOAT, $3,750
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/dunk-low-premium-sb-day-of-the-dead-313170-801
7. Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard”
Jordan Brand

In case you’re not a fan of the satin iteration, the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” OG is just for you. Arguably one of the best colorways his Airness never wore, the AJ1 “Shattered Backboard” is the perfect substitute for a costume. As scary as the price tag may seem, this Halloween-certified colorway is a staple in your wardrobe.

GOAT, $890
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-jordan-1-retro-high-og-shattered-backboard-555088-005
8. Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi “Glow-in-the-Dark Skull Pile”
Vans

Supreme and Vans joined forces on a menacing Vans Sk8-Hi. The skull pile graphic not only looks deep into your soul but also glows in the dark. Whether you’re a hypebeast or not, this is a relatively inexpensive flex to have in your sneaker rotation.

GOAT, $230
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/supreme-x-sk8-hi-glow-in-the-dark-skull-pile
9. Puma Clyde Court Disrupt “X-RAY”
Puma

Puma Basketball has risen back from the depths of its history to become a relevant basketball performance brand once again. The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt “X-RAY” gives you an extremely in-depth look at what’s on your feet. Topped off with orange laces, this pair is great for both and off the court.

GOAT, $170
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/clyde-court-x-ray-191895-01
10. Nike Air Max 90 “Ice Halloween”
GOAT

The Nike Air Max 90 “Ice Halloween” perfectly lives up to its name. The iced-out bottom in combination with a fiery orange finish across the entirety of the shoe is pure money. A mashup of leather and suede on the upper really makes the pair stand out in a haunting fashion.

GOAT, $600
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-max-90-ice-hw-qs-717942-006
11. Dunk Low SB ‘Mummy’
GOAT
Nike SB “Mummy”

Dunks have been one of the top sellers of 2021, so perhaps consider picking up the Nike SB “Mummy” lows for the spooky season. Crafted to look like a literal mummy with its rugged design, this shoe gets you right into the spirit. It is a little on the pricey side, however, it could be a great investment down the line.

BUY NOW, $825
12. Nike Air Foamposite Pro ‘Halloween’ Mens Sneakers
GOAT
Nike Foams

Very Halloween-esque if you ask us. It’s very much giving haunted house and cornfield maze vibes. Also, this is still considered a newer sneaker as it was only released last fall, meaning that it doesn’t have an “outdated” look.

BUY NOW, $229
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13. Vans Halloween
Vans
Vans Sneaker Collection

Since you kind of need to have Halloween sneakers before Halloween, we’ll include an upcoming release. Vans and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are continuing their celebration of spooky classics with exclusive prints and patterns available only on the Vans’ Customs platform. There’s plenty of option here as there are tons to choose from, so make sure you snag your pair at Vans.com.

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Top 15 Supreme Box Logos of All Time

Supreme is one of the most iconic streetwear brands in the world. Created in 1994 by James Jebbia, the company took an entirely new approach to streetwear culture and paved a new path for those behind to follow. Based out of New York City, the brand’s focus is on youth, hip-hop, and skateboard culture. At first, they started off selling their products out of a store on Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Supreme produced clothes, accessories, and skateboards—the team was formed around a core group of skaters. 

Known for its simple logo, a red rectangle with white font, the brand has grown into a booming business. Supreme releases their collections during what they call seasons, Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer; each season is 20 weeks long. Over the last 25 plus years, Supreme has grown into a streetwear powerhouse. A unique element of Supreme’s brand is that they have always released a limited supply of their products. The founder’s idea was: “we don’t want to get stuck with stuff nobody wants”. With the low supply and high demand it created a secondary market for items. When an item was extremely popular and sold out instantly, it could cause prices on the aftermarket to be marked up much higher than the retail price. Currently, Supreme has 13 store locations and an online shop where they release items every Thursday at 11am EST. Most of the time when Supreme opens a store, they release a Box Logo t-shirt or sweatshirt in celebration. A Box Logo is the most classic Supreme design, a simple rectangle with the iconic Supreme font across it.

Supreme New York

In this article we will be going over the top 15 Supreme Box Logos:

1) Supreme Grid Box Logo (Tokyo Daikanyama Store Opening)
Supreme New York

In 1998, Supreme opened their second location in Daikanyama, Japan. Supreme had always had a huge demand from Japanese tourists. James Jebbia noticed the extreme need to fulfill the demand in Japan and decided to open a store there! During the grand opening, they released a Grid Box Logo T-shirt. This shirt currently resells for $4,700+ in mint condition on sites like Grailed.

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2) Supreme “Burberry” Box Logo 
Supreme New York

Released in 1997 as a promo tee, Supreme completely ripped off Burberry’s logo—without hesitation. This was an extremely limited release that had massive demand. It showed that Supreme was living on the edge and was appreciated by their customers. This Box Logo currently resells for around $900 on Grailed.

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3) Hebrew Box Logo (Los Angeles Store Opening)
Supreme New York

Supreme opened their second store in the United States in 2004. The location: Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles, California. This was monumental for Supreme. For one, the store was almost double the size and it featured an indoor skate bowl—crazy, right? In celebration of another store and the expansion of the brand, they released this Box Logo, which says Supreme in Hebrew. The Box Logo currently resells for $1,900+ on Grailed.

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4) Supreme Damien Hurst Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in 2009, Supreme collaborated with British artist Damien Hurst on a collection that features skateboards and this Box Logo Tee. It was an extremely successful release and foreshadowed the success of both of these brands. The Box Logo T-Shirt currently resells for around $500 on Grailed.

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https://www.grailed.com/shop/JniYz8lFYQ
5) Supreme Union Jack Box Logo (London Store Opening)
Supreme New York

In September 2011, Supreme launched its first store in Europe. This Box Logo was released as a celebration of the grand opening. It resembles the UK flag in many ways, making it highly sought after. At the time of this article the Box Logo resells for ~$500 on Grailed.

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https://www.grailed.com/shop/_04556king
6) Supreme Black Box Logo (Paris Store Opening)
Supreme New York

In March of 2016, Supreme launched its second storefront in Europe, this time in Paris. This box logo was released at the grand opening. The simple design is loved by many with “Bonjour Madame” on the back. This tee currently resells for $400 in near new condition on Grailed

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https://www.grailed.com/shop/cqqAjOZ3gQ
7) Supreme x Takashi Murakami Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in April of 2020, Supreme tapped in with Takashi Murakami to create a box logo tee to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief. This tee dropped online only and sold out instantly. It raised over $1 million dollars for the relief fund. It also made resellers a pretty penny as this box logo that retailed for $60 currently resells for ~$300 on StockX.

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https://stockx.com/supreme-covid-19-relief-box-logo-tee-white
8) Supreme Milan Box Logo (Milan, Italy Store Opening)
Supreme New York

This iteration was released in May of 2021 at Supreme’s newest store opening in Milan. This Tee was in celebration of Supreme opening their 14th store. It features Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” artwork with Supreme branding on top. It retailed for $48 and currently resells for ~$400 on StockX.  

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9) Supreme Brooklyn Box Logo (Brooklyn Store Opening)
Supreme New York

Released in October of 2017, Supreme dropped this Box Logo in honor of the Brooklyn grand opening—the second store they opened in New York. The tee retailed for $54 and currently resells for ~$350 via StockX

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10) Supreme x New York Yankees Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in the summer of 2015, Supreme collaborated with the New York Yankees to pump out this classic tee. This was a sought after tee as many New Yorkers are fans of the Yankees. This tee retailed for $44 and currently resells via StockX for ~$500. 

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https://stockx.com/supreme-new-york-yankees-box-logo-tee-white
11) Supreme “Coca Cola” Box Logo
Supreme New York

This edition was released in 1997 during an era when Supreme was still lowkey, giving them the ability to rip larger brands logos and put the Supreme twist on it. They decided to create Enjoy Supreme—based on Coca Cola’s signature tagline. This is a classic design and highly sought after. If you can even find one of these, it will cost you a pretty penny. There is one for sale in very worn condition for $700 on Grailed.

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12) Supreme x Louis Vuitton Box Logo
Supreme New York

Supreme is known for pushing boundaries and going the extra mile. This is a prime example. In June 2017, Supreme released an official collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This Box Logo T-Shirt was one of the most sought after items from the collection. Retailing for $475 in pop up stores across Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, London, Miami, and LA, this t-shirt currently resells for ~$1,500 on StockX.

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https://stockx.com/supreme-x-louis-vuitton-box-logo-tee-white

 

13) Supreme “Gucci” Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in the year 2000, Supreme released a green and red box logo, which resembles the designer Gucci’s logo. This is an extremely rare tee and highly coveted. This is an example of another blatant rip from Supreme; that’s how they roll and their customers adore it. If you are looking for one of these, you can find them for $900+ on Grailed.

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14) Supreme 9/11 Box Logo
Supreme New York

Supreme honored all of the victims and survivors by creating a memorable 9/11 Box Logo Tee. The design was the Red White and Blue flag of the United States of America. On the back were the words: “New York, home of the bravest.” This piece is one of the most important and iconic in Supreme history. The current market value is around $300 in worn condition. There are a few for sale here

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https://www.grailed.com/shop/xZ6_8WCyTg
15) Supreme x Swarovski (25th Anniversary) Box Logo
Supreme New York

April 2019 marked 25 years since Supreme was founded. To honor that, Supreme released a special edition of their iconic box logo tee, featuring a box logo made of Swarovski Crystals. The tees retail for $398 and currently sell for around $500 on StockX.

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https://stockx.com/supreme-swarovski-box-logo-tee-white

We hope you enjoyed this article. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the list.

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Midnight Rave Flashes New Drip For Their Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

Designed by pop-culture enthusiast Shane Gonzales, fashion and clothing brand Midnight Rave has released an influx of hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts, shorts, and more for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 season.

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The brand was originally brought to the forefront of nostalgic culture four years ago, pinned as a collaborative project between musician A$AP Rocky and Gonzales. Now it’s releasing its first-ever online collection, and the pieces are proving to be nothing short of hot commodities.

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The brand collaborated with artist Dying in Kyoto to create an anime character edition cotton hoodie that was designed specially by the artist for the brand. The punk rock look of the anime character fits in perfectly with the essence of the brand, and the color pattern also does a solid job of retaining that image as well.

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Oversized stylish t-shirts are one of my favorite styles of clothing to piece together with outfits. They can look fresh as stand-alone top accessories, but can also be worn under the likes of a jean jacket or cardigan. That’s why another one of my favorite pieces in this collection is this oversized- yellow t-shirt with the slogan “Don’t Smoke! Rave!” Not only is it a fire addition to the collection, but its slogan printed on the front is a casual reminder of what the brand stands for and how it wants to influence its followers, which is great to see.

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Midnight Rave’s newest collection also includes multiple varieties of hats, socks, and watches as well. All items from the collection seem to be sold out at the moment, but be sure to check in with the brand’s website for when they return to stock.