The “hypebeast” industry exploded in 2010 and brands such as Supreme, A Bathing Ape, and Stussy emerged out on top. However, you can’t talk about “hypebeast” without including the term, “sneakerhead”. Shoes became a staple within the community and they ranged from $90 to $10,000 for a pair.
But as important as shoes are, the socks follow. Socks express the personality of the wearer. For some, crew silhouettes in basic colors such as black, gray, and white would do the trick. But for others, new and creative patterns are more appealing.
Matching socks to your favorite streetwear shoes is not an easy job. Below, we have picked our socks that creatively match and look good with 5 shoes that are a must-need in the industry.
Nike Air Force 1s
If you go into every sneakerhead’s closet, you will find a white pair of Air Force 1s. They are iconic and extremely easy to match with almost any socks. Even the infamous rapper, Dr.Dre himself has stated that he only wears Air Force 1s and nothing else. The shoe itself is a blank canvas for personal styling.
These would go great with any designs of socks. It’s white, what more can you ask for.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2s Reflective
Kanye West took over the world when he released the Yeezy collection with Adidas. Today, whenever a new Yeezy collection is released, 40,000 pairs are sold within hours. They come in all different colors ranging from cream to neon.
Pair socks with Yeezys are actually quite easy. You can wear them with jeans or shorts. When with shorts, no-shows socks are your best option.
Jordan 1 Retro High Travis Scott
Travis Scott is arguably one of the best rappers in the last 3 years. It’s almost impossible to not hear one of his hits in a nightclub. Not only that, he’s been linked with Kylie Jenner, one of the Kardasians, as if that doesn’t get him famous enough. It wasn’t a surprise when Jordan announced they were doing a collaboration with him. Thus was the birth of the Jordan 1 x Travis Scott’s. When they were released, people were reselling them at an insane amount of money ranging from $2,500 to $7,000.
As these are high tops, it really doesn’t matter what socks you wear them with. However, you do want to have a neutral color theme with the shoe.
Just like the Air Force 1s, the Jordan 11s are also a must-have. Every shoe rack of a sneakerhead has to have one of these. How these got popular wasn’t a coincidence. In 1995, Michael Jordan was fined by the NBA for wearing these, as it wasn’t in line with the NBA’s sneaker rules. Not only that, Jordan wore these during the historic Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 season. The Jordan marketing team also only released these around Christmas time, thus creating the perfect gift for a sneakerhead.
These shoes make a statement the moment you step in the room with them. People are going to look at you impressed. It’s modern, hip, and hop all in one. It’s fresh. What better way to pair them than none other with our sock packs.
Adidas x Pharrel’s Human Race x Chanel
When Adidas NMDs were released, they were nothing more of running sneakers. However it was when they partnered up with Pharrel Williams, winner of 13 Grammy Awards and two-time Academy Awards, the game changed. Pharrel has been known to be one of the co-founders of the “A Bathing Aape”. It was a crazy deal that Phrarrel was having a collaboration with Adidas. Their most famous shoe right now is the Human Race collab with Chanel. It doesn’t cost that much, just a simple $12,000 on StockX.
Make it simple. These shoes are worth the same amount as a used car if not more. People are going to know. You got taste. You got money. These are what you put on when you want people to know who you are.
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