Stupid. Ugly. Out of date. This is ridiculous. If I can’t find something nice to wear I’m not going. Well, that’s some serious wisdom from the Grinch, aka the OG influencer. In fact, he influenced the industry with all the awesome Grinch sneakers we got throughout the years. So today, we’re gonna check out all the green kicks that are perfect for the holiday season… and every other day because why not? Here’s a list of the oldies, and the kicks you should keep an eye out for before the year ends!
Where It All Started
Before we get to our list, we gotta give credit where it’s due: the first pair of Grinch sneakers. So, on Christmas Day, the NBA has this tradition of five games where the best teams play against each other. And the 2010 Christmas Day game certainly was a game-changer for the sneaker industry. You see, Kobe Bryant stepped out in a very green pair of the Kobe 6. Although the original name was “Green Mamba”, the industry simply fell in love with the Grinch theme. That was thanks to the red details on the otherwise green.
So, it’s safe to say that the kicks made sneaker history on that day! As a result, the 2010 Kobe 6 Grinch is worth $1,500 on average on the resale market. Now, after this success, the Nike Kobe line recreated the colorway on different silhouettes. Some of those are the Nike KB Mentality 2, Nike Mamba Rage, and 2020’s updated Kobe 6 Protro! Therefore, if you wanna add some more Grinch sneakers to your holiday lineup, we got you.
The Grinch Sneakers – Fashionably Wallow in Self-Pity!
After the huge success that the original Grinch sneakers had, brands caught up to the hype. From Nike to Converse to Adidas, we certainly have a pretty impressive collection of green kicks. But, who knew that being a hairy green grumpy thing would be that attractive? Anyway, let’s take a look at our favorite Grinch kicks that you’ll want in your rotation! Shall we?
CPFM Nike Flea 1 Grinch
2022 was a big year for Grinch sneakers, especially since CPFM gave us this grizzly rendition! Originally called “Overgrown”, the name Grinch seemed a little more fitting. So, cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.
Release Date: 11/29/2022
Avg. Resale: $388
Adidas Forum Low Grinch 2022
When Adidas hopped on the Grinch bandwagon, they did it really well. You see, the Forum Low was already back in the “cool clique” of the sneaker industry. Add a pop culture movie to the mix, and you basically got yourself a winner!
Release Date: 12/1/2022
Avg. Resale: $138
Converse One Star Ox Golf Le Fleur Grinch
When we talk pop culture, you know that Tyler, the Creator will come up. The man is edgy, cool, puts out good music, and has a pretty dope brand, aka Golf Le Fleur. And the brand’s partnership with Converse gave us this really cool take on the Grinch sneakers!
Release Date: 11/16/2018
Avg. Resale: $250
Adidas Forum Low Grinch 2023
For the second year in a row, Adidas is back with the Grinch Forum Low. The second edition will come in a less conspicuous Grinch colorway that comes mainly in sail leather. But the green suede and red leather details certainly do the job. In addition to that colorway, we have Cindy-Lou and Max colorways! You can check them out here.
Release Date: 12/1/2023
Avg. Resale: $204
Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch
Finally, it’s only fair to end the list the way we started it, with a Kobe. And what’s a cool addition to the Kobe 6 Grinch? The Kobe 6 Reverse Grinch! So, this colorway is the exact reverse of the OG Grinch colorway, as the name suggests. You can check this out if you wanna know more about these babies.
Release Date: 12/16/2023
Avg. Resale: $803
Now, as we wrap up this list, you might wanna buy some of them, but maybe you want something else. And well, we can surely help you out with that! You see, NSB is an all-in-one sneaker bot that can give you the best chances of copping the hottest kicks. But if you wanna learn more about the ins and outs of sneaker botting first, check this out! And if you wanna keep up with the latest sneaker news and upcoming releases, you’ll wanna keep an eye on our blog. Godspeed!