What are the most iconic basketball sneakers on the market? And which winter-themed basketball sneakers are unforgettable?

Every year, the world is busy preparing for the winter or Christmas season. Basketball fans do it a little differently, one way is by searching for the best winter-themed basketball sneakers. We’ve scoured the history of basketball celebrities wearing winter versions of their sneakers and found the most iconic winter-themed basketball sneakers of recent years.

Nike Kobe 6 Grinch

For most people, December is a time of socialising, delicious food and presents. Basketball fans see it a little differently, but we all have something in common. Christmas films and cartoons. One of these is, of course, the famous Grinch. Is there anyone in the history of basketball more fitting to have him on their basketball sneaker than Kobe Bryant? Probably not. With the Kobe 6, Nike has recreated one of the most iconic winter sneakers in the history of sport. The classic mix of red and green is festive, yet still part of his mamba branding.

Nike LeBron 11 Christmas

Few Christmas traditions are as certain as LeBron James playing in Christmas games. The NBA’s number one star in recent years has also got a few personalised Christmas sneakers for just that reason. The LeBron 11 Christmas are among the most iconic basketball pairs of the winter season. Once again, it was a green and red combination topped with large snowflakes.

Under Armour Curry 2 Northern Lights

The 2014-2015 season was truly iconic for Steph Curry and as such ranks among the greatest of his career. He was the unanimous MVP, his jerseys were the best-selling in the NBA, he received the most votes for the All-Star game and he won his first championship ring. The euphoria for Under Armour Curry 2 was at its peak. His winter model- the Curry 2 Northern Lights – followed. The dark blue, pink and soft green colourway made basketball sneaker history.

Nike KD 11 Scrooge PE

The KD 11 Scrooge is designed for Kevin Durant and the Christmas match between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. Christmas 2018 brought the image of Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck’s uncle from the popular comics. Yellow and white dominate, occasionally overpowered by the sharp green of the initials KD and the dollar sign ($). It is the yellow that depicts the endless pool of coins. Their design and the person who wore them makes them one of the most famous Christmas sneakers of all time.

Adidas D Rose 7 White Christmas

The one and only Derrick “Windy City Assassin” Rose got his very own model of Christmas sneakers for Christmas 2016. White Christmas is already topping the charts as the title of Bing Crosby’s legendary song, and it’s the same with the White Christmas pair that graced the image of the Chicago Bulls basketball player – the youngest MVP of all time. They too will top the charts this winter. The icy cold tone of the colors that decorated his sneakers created the most iconic winter-themed basketball shoe. How could they not be when one of the most popular basketball players of our time was wearing them after all his injuries.

Other deserving a mention are:

  • Nike Kyrie 2 Christmas
  • Nike LeBron James 6 Chalk
  • Li-Ning Way of Wade
  • Asics Gel Lyte 3 Snowflake
  • Nike Dunk SB High Krampus
  • Nike Dunk SB Low Candy Cane

Which other pair of basketball sneakers deserves a place on the list of the most iconic winter/holiday sneakers? Let us know!