Santa Red Holiday Shoes
By Savanna Lattanzi | December 3rd, 2023
Every year, the Jordan brand offers new red holiday releases. But at Bullseye, we’re celebrating red year round. Need a wider range of choices for your merry and bright kicks? Here are some top red releases of the year-- from crimson to maroon.
Nike Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch
The holiday shoe to end all holiday shoes, in a few weeks, Nike will drop the new Kobe 6 “Reverse Grinch”. Aptly named for the holiday season, this colorway utilizes the classic Grinch (and Christmas) colors to produce an electric shoe. The bright red overtakes most of the silhouette, covering the scaly upper construction down to the sole. The Grinch green proves the tone for the sneaker’s laces, heel, and tongue branding, while the Nike swoosh contrasts in black. The inner construction of the shoe also features green lettering. The colorway was first spotted on Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers and is a riff on the popular Grinch colorway which premiered in 2022. Why stop at one? Grab both pairs for options this YuleTide season.
Air Jordan 1 “Satin Bred”
For all the women out there looking for a flashy and classy new holiday Jordan, the new “Satin Bred” AJ1s released in October. Previously, the colorway was released in an extremely limited quantity in 2016. The 2016 version featured the iconic Bred colorway with a flashy stain upper construction. In the new iteration, the leather aspects of the original colorway are replaced with satin. This substitution elevates the shoe and gives it a shimmery, luxurious appearance. The wings logo is embroidered, but the colorblocking is true to the 1985 original.
Air Jordan 1 Low The Quai 54
Certainly not intended as a holiday shoe, this year’s release to celebrate the Quai 54 tournament heavily featured red and green. In a happy accident, the French streetball tournament’s AJ1 low can double as a Christmas colored kick this year! An asymmetric color distribution features a red and green toe box and heel alternating depending on the foot. Black, White, and Sail frame the colorful aspects of the shoe in a neutral backdrop. A red and green patterned inner and red sole also add color to the design. The construction of the shoe is a classic leather.
Air Jordan 2 “White Fire”
Another unintentionally perfect shoe for the holiday season, November brought us the new Jordan 2 “White Fire” which includes subtle reds and greens. An ode to Italy, the Jordan 2 was always meant to be a luxury Jordan option, made with premium materials. Red, green, and white are central to this new colorway and the construction is mainly high quality leather. Vintage elements are consistent with other recent Jordan releases, pre-aged design features that may be cracked or yellowed intentionally for a nostalgic feel. In this colorway, this can be seen in the heel and midsole. Traditional Jordan 2 components are at the forefront of this colorway: the faux lizard leather and high-class leather shine in the construction.
Air Jordan 4 “Red Cement”
If you’re looking for a more classic choice for the holidays, the Air Jordan 4 “Red Cement” colorway is a twist on an iconic look. A riff on the notable “White Cement” colorway, this colorway will feature red speckled aspects. The “White Cement” made its debut in 1989. The new shoe is largely composed of Fire Red accents and white leather, but the classic black areas of the silhouette are also present. Following the “White Cement” color blocking, this new release adds a flash of color to a familiar design.
Air Jordan 12 “Cherry”
Following its AJ11 counterpart which was released last holiday season, the Jordan 12 “Cherry” released in late October. The bright red colorway is an established component of the brand’s holiday slate, it’s a solid addition to your holiday collection. The Jordan 12 “Cherry” first released in ‘97, the original colorway for the silhouette. This release is very similar to the original. Red textured leather mudguards, red midsoles, and white quilted upper construction are all standard to the initial model. The new release also has black branding and inner construction. The metallic elements will be silver and we will see a zigzag pattern on the sole. As we get closer to the release date, we’ll add more information on the design here!
These are only a few of the many red releases of 2023! Check out the Bullseye stock for even more.