HOLIDAY HOT PICKS: December 2016 Top Picks! Top 5 plus two sleepers and an exclusive collaboration!

SEASON GREETINGS SNEAKERHEADS!!! Sooo many releases coming out this holiday season 2016. They can't fit in one post, so I narrowed it down. I'm going to give you my top 5 releases this month, two sleeper picks, and an exclusive collaboration! Excited! Let's get into it... 

First up...

Nike Air Jordan Retro 9 'Space Jam' 

Nike Air Jordan Retro 9 'Space Jam' 

  • What better way to start off the list, than with a classic? My list of top releases are in no particular order. But I will say that these will be at the top as far as sales go. This sneaker needs no introduction. The classic black patent leather and Icy soles! These were originally worn by Michael Jordan in the 1995 NBA Playoffs. They were first released on December 13th, 2000 for $125.
  • Some are a uncertain of the number 45 on the back. However, it is fitting, considering when the movie game out, it was during his first retirement and then he came back to the NBA wearing number 45. As you can see the shoe is mostly black with the blue Jumpman logo.  
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Release Date: December 10, 2016

Retail Price: $220 USD

Next up... 

Nike Air Jordan Retro 9 'Space Jam' or 'Playoffs' 

Nike Air Jordan Retro 9 'Space Jam' or 'Playoffs' 

  • These here are also classic. You can find these OGs on the Jordan Retro Shoe Card. Originally released in 1993. I had the 2002 releases. Unfortunately they yellowed and I sold them. BUT now I get a second chance. These feature the classic Chicago Bulls colorway. A must have if you are a true Jordan Fan. I know most will probably sleep on these and save for the Space Jam 11s BUT if you got it, you should purchase both.
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Release Date: December 3, 2016

Retail Price: $190 USD

Next up... 

Nike Air FoamPosite One Royal '20th Anniversary' 

Nike Air FoamPosite One Royal '20th Anniversary' 

  • Originally released back in 1997, these Penny Hardaway signature sneakers are one of my favorite signature sneakers.  Even though they will be releasing in 2016, they still carry the "20th anniversary" tag. The royal blue color way matches the Orlando Magic Jerseys. The Icy blue soles just completes the shoe, in my opinion. But I'm a FoamPosite fan so there may be a little biased opinion involved. I think these will be one of the best Foam Releases in a few months. This is an OG color way that should be added to any sneakerhead's collection. Especially mines.
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Release Date: December 15, 2016

Retail Price: $230 USD  

Coming in next... 

Nike Air Jordan Retro 16 "Midnight Navy"

Nike Air Jordan Retro 16 "Midnight Navy"

  • Pure classic alert. I personally had these back in high school BUT i played Basketball in them and now i get another second chance to have these clean again. The ticket on these are $250. I'm very curious to see how these do in sales with ALL of these other great sneaker pick releasing this weekend. This is another classic Jordan colorway that is being released this holiday. I'm not complaining but my bank account will. That's the price you play for being a sneakerhead.  Im a fan of the flap on these. I usually rock these without the flap so we will see what happens this time around. 

Released Date: December 22, 2016

Retail Price: $250

Nike KD 9 "Oreos"

Nike KD 9 "Oreos"

  • So the more I write about each feature on this post, the more i realize that i will be going broke during the month of December! Glad tax season is around the corner. i digress. What can i say about these? i find myself repeating "one of the cleanest colorways" BUT this Oreo flynit color combination is CLEAN! Black and White just comes together on this sneaker so nicely. I'm excited about black soles because you do not have to worry about them getting dirty fast. at $150 these will end up in my closet.
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Release Date: December 15, 2016

Retail Price: $150 USD

Sleeper Picks... 

Nike Kobe A.D.  Black and White

Nike Kobe A.D.  Black and White

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Release Date: December 16, 2016

Retail Price: $160 USD

Nike KD 9 "Sauce" 

Nike KD 9 "Sauce" 

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Release Date: December 15, 2016

Retail Price: $150 USD  

  • Now all sleeper picks aren't necessarily "bad". I call these sleepers just simply because there are SO many releases that come out around the same time. When it comes to the Kobes, well, I'm a fan. So I'm biased. I'll save my comments. Just know, YOU SHOULD BUY, if you can. Black and White is just a classic color way for most signatures shoes. The pictures speaks for themselves. Now these KDs; the colorway is dope to me. But will definitely be hard to match. The design of the KD 9s have been the best design I've seen of his signatures in a couple years. They may find there way into my sneaker collection. 

And now for the exclusive holiday Collaboration... 

SoleFly X Air Jordan 16 "Art Basel"

SoleFly X Air Jordan 16 "Art Basel"

  • One word, CLEAN! This colorway is one of the cleanest "non" OG Jordan Retro colorway I've seen. I have the Lebron South Beach 8s and the colorways are similar. I've actually seen post calling them "South Beac 16". Aside from the Retro number, I'm a fan of the color combination. These will be an exclusive release so if you can get your hand on a pair, GET THEM! I feel these are one of the top releases this holiday season. I will be trying my hardest to add these to my collection. There's a steep ticket price on these but I think I can get pass it.

SN: Word on the street is that they could have The Jumpan's very own signature.. but we shall see!

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Release Date: December 3, 2016

Retail Price: $275

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