It’s that time of the year. The weather is acting crazy, switching from sunny days in the fall to bitter coldness in literally one second, the city turning into a huge Santa Claus Village with shining & tasteless Christmas decoration, tons of cozy & overpriced Christmas markets and the one ultimate question: What am I going to present for Christmas? Face it, Christmas has come to town again and the resolution, “next year I will buy all my XMAS gifts way in advance”, won’t work the same way as you have already cheated on some of your other resolutions for 2017.
Finding the ideal Christmas present can be quite stressful at this festive time of year, especially when you are busy going after every hot sneaker release there is for the last weeks of 2017, watching every highlight of every NBA game on Social Media and perpetually checking the stats of your NBA Fantasy League players to finally ascend the throne of your league.
Whether you are looking for the “I am the perfect girlfriend”-present for your NBA-crazy boyfriend, the life-changing coolest apparel your best friend will ever get to finally impress the ladies or just the freshest outfit for yourself for the big Christmas Reunion with your old Highschool mates & sweethearts, we’ve got you covered.
We kick off our christmas gift inspirations with recommendations from our KICKZ crews in Munich and Schweinfurt. Watching sneakerheads and streetwear lovers come in their stores day in and day out, our store guys know what’s hot (& not) on the street.
KICKZ MUNICH – STACHUS
The KICKZ Store Stachus is located in the core of Munich, the Karlsplatz (Stachus), with hundreds of people storming the store for the latest releases and the nicest basketball gear every day. Our KICKZ Staff picked three different outfits that couldn’t vary more. The first set is their love confession to old-school: The Nike Air Force 1 was THE sneaker bringing the basketball and music world together back in the days. The New York Yankees Cap as a statement piece for one of the finest and oldest clubs in the MLB. The Wu-Tang Clan Hoody from Urban Classics as a must-have for rap and hip hop fans. Hats off! The basketball outfit in the Rip City colors with the adidas DAME 4, the Nike x NBA jersey from Damian Lillard, Point Guard of the Portland Trail Blazers, the hoody with the iconic Blazers logo and the Jordan Brand apparel are essentials for every fashion-conscious baller on and off the court. Last of all, the boys from the store picked a colorful skate-outfit with one of the nicest collaborations this fall. HUF x Southpark Beanie, batik Shirt and Coach Jacket are adorned with the most popular cartoon characters from the world famous animated American comedy series. The Converse PL 76 OX with its bright orange detailing rounds the look off and leaves you with a breeze of a Cali summer.
Besides our Munich boys, we asked our store in Schweinfurt to show us some of their best picks for Christmas gifts. The color scheme is quite simple yet classic at the same time. Red has always been an iconic color, especially with Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls and the Jordan Brand rising and introducing the Varsity Red. The Air Jordan 1 in the famous Banned/Bred colorway has been updated with a Flyknit upper and is a must-have for Jumpman fans. Get yourself the K1X ‘Play Hard’ hoody plus a comfy jogger pant and you get the perfect outfit for every day. You can rock the AJ I with sweatpants as well as with your Christmas outfit in church – always a wise decision. If red ain’t your color, you could go for the Nike Air More Uptempo in the Flax colorway – a statement shoe that needs to be in every sneaker closet. If you have a friend who spends more money on shoes than anything else, here’s your XMAS present for him. Last but not least, we have a rather casual outfit-set for the street. Ellesse, the iconic brand from Italy with its rich heritage in ski and tennis apparel, brought out a colorful collection of jackets this fall. Combined with one of the year’s favorite, the Nike Air Max 97 in burgundy, you’ll be ready for the title “Best Christmas Present Ever”. You’re welcome!
KICKZ MUNICH – TAL
KICKZ is the hometown hero of sneaker stores in Munich. No other company has had such a long tradition in this city and over the years, KICKZ opened three different stores that couldn’t vary more. The KICKZ Tal is the smallest one and right in the middle of all the touristic hotspots. Therefore, the store is equipped with only the best and most sought-after brands and styles of this year. FILA, Ellesse, adidas – the 90s sportswear brands with their retro-chic all celebrate their revival in 2017. The white, blue, red and black pieces are essentials and will suit everyone – even your fashion-uninterested uncle will wear one of these. Don’t forget to always buy the matching accessories for your look – socks, beanies and watches will upgrade every outfit. Plus, accessories are always the cheapest and fastest idea if you need a small present!
KICKZ BERLIN TORSTRASSE
Black and white are the key colors in the Berlin streetwear scene right now. Crispy clean sneakers such as the snow-white Nike LF-1 Duckboot or the adidas Iniki in grey are the perfect gift since they suit every friend and every outfit. To complete the look, you should definitely go with styles from the past. 90s sports brands have made their comeback in 2017, re-introducing iconic brands such as Helly Hansen or Kappa. Rounding off the outfit, the right accessories are key to be on point in Berlin. Fashion newcomer BLKVIS made their third apparel drop in November, releasing a hip bag with big statement branding. In addition to the bag, the Stance x Star Wars socks are a must-have piece. Since the latest Star Wars movie is in theaters right now, it is definitely the most up-to-date gift you could present for Christmas. MERRY KICKZMAS!CHRISTMAS IS COMING – GET THE OUTFITS HERE!
KICKZ BERLIN BASKETBALL
Our Basketball store in Berlin is the main destination for ballers and NBA fans. Whether you need a basketball tight, the hoody of your favorite NBA team or a pair of basketball kicks, our boys and girls in Berlin Basketball have you covered. For ballers by ballers – K1X has dropped a new Core collection for on the court, featuring grey, black and royal blue tights, shorts, compression briefs, shirts and longsleeves. Off the court, K1X serves you only the best as well. Hoodies with the famous tag logo, references to the NBA stars as well as to the Play Hard mentality are the perfect gift. If you ain’t a baller yourself, you can at least show some love for your favorite NBA team and get yourself the brandnew Nike x NBA apparel. Association, Icon or Authentic – the state-of-the-art Nike jerseys are the missing piece to your streetwear outfit. Combine your Dickies pants or your all-time favorite, the Nike Air Force 1, with some fan merch like a cap, socks or hoodies and you’ll be the real MVP.