KLEKT HOTTEST: TOP PICKS IN SNEAKERS & CLOTHING
We feature Palace x Arc’teryx and Supreme x The North Face among other in this roundup of the best sneakers, clothing and accessories from one of Europe’s leading online sneaker markets. Connecting buyers and sellers internationally, the KLEKT platform is a place for sneaker merchants to trade their most sought-after footwear and streetwear items. The website delivers a service that ensures items sold to buyers are 100% authentic.
Nike Dunk High Varsity Maize £139
Introducing yet another retro-revival, the Nike Dunk Varsity Maize made its first appearance back in 1985 as part of the famed “Be True To Your School” collection. This coveted classic was created to be part of your collection. Go on, make some room! Sporting a distinctive stealthy black and honey yellow colourway, the signature smooth leather panelled upper creates for a colourful classic. Slicked atop a sleek black panel, the signature Swoosh adorns the lateral and medial sides in a loud and proud sunny yellow, almost melting into the supportive heel straps. Underfoot, a bright white midsole adds a much-needed contrast to the eye-catching upper, concealed within the Nike Air Technology ensuring this statement sneaker provides maximum comfort with every wear.
Air Jordan 1 J Balvin £480
Thinking outside the box, the Air Jordan 1 J Balvin is the latest colourful addition to the AJ1 family. Created in collaboration with J Balvin, the Colombian reggaeton singer brings a late 80s early 90s acid house influence to the signature hightop silhouette. Released with limited stock, these sneakers are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Dressed is an unmissable plethora of neon tones, the rough edge canvas upper sports several unique removable additions to its design, allowing the wearer to create a truly custom style. Bursting through the lateral and medial walls in a cartoonish fashion, a rainbow gradient Swoosh still manages to take centre stage despite the heavy competition of the backdrop. Mismatched branding adorns the tongue tags of these vibrant shoes, with one sporting the classic Jumpman and the other Balvins signature smiley face, a symbol that also lines the insole of this sneaker. Underfoot, a contrasting clean white-out sole concealing the bouncy Nike Air Technology within. The Air Jordan 1 J Balvin is steeped in Latin cultural appreciation, a true reflection of Balvins energetic and magnetic personality.
Stussy x Nike Air Force 1 Low Fossil £361
Simplicity is key and the newest release from the coveted collaborators is no excuse. The Stussy x Nike Air Force 1 Low Fossil sports a super pared back sartorial LA look. Dressed in an all-over neutral woven canvas upper, this minimalist shoe is the epitome of versatility. Sitting pretty in the mid panel of this stealthy sneaker, an embroidered Swoosh almost melts into the lateral and medial sides of the monochrome upper with the main eye being drawn to the bright white Stussy logo adorning the tongue tab. An oat toned classic AF1 sole sits beneath, housing within the famed Nike Air Technology, ensuring maximum support on and off the board. The Stussy x Nike Air Force 1 Low Fossil is the pinnacle of everyday refinement, just try to find an outfit they wouldn’t work with… we dare you.
Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost V2 Zebra £254
Missed out the first-time round? No stress! Kanye West is playing Santa Claus this year, dropping another round of the coveted Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost V2 Zebra. Sitting pretty at the top of our Christmas lists, we’d suggest being quick because they’re selling like hotcakes. Crafted from a fitted primeknit upper, this snug silhouette sports a black and white woven stripe design, lending itself the nickname “zebra”. This distinctive upper is accented by a semi-translucent white side stripe, highlighted by scarlet lettering rounding off this surprisingly wearable shoe. Underfoot, the iconic ribbed Boost sole provides ultimate grip and comfort wherever and however you wear, making the Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost V2 Zebra the ultimate everyday sneaker.
Palace x Arc'teryx 6-Panel Black (FW20) £102
Dropped in 6 different shades, the Arc’teryx x Palace 6-panel Black is the ultimate dad hat. Sporting a contrasting dual-branded logo across the front, these distinctive hats are the perfect addition to any outdoor adventure. Perfect popped under a raincoat for an added rain barrier or worn to fend off the sun in slightly warmer climates, protect yourself from whatever life throws at you.
Air Jordan 11 Jubilee £258
Paying homage to the historic silhouette, the Air Jordan 11 Jubeliee were created to mark the model's 25th anniversary. Sure to grace the feet of avid collectors worldwide, be sure to grab yourself a slice of history. Recreating the OG colourway, the sneaker sports a super wearable combination of stealthy black and contrasting white. This distinctive upper is crafted from a combination of glossy patent leather wrapping around a breathable textured mesh, the black-out upper is accented by hits of silver adorning the iconic Jumpman symbol and 23 insignia. Designed for maximum support, this reinforced design is built to last, from the structure lace cage to the carbon fibre plate built into the white-out chunky cleated sole. The Air Jordan 11 Jubilee is the perfect match for all-weather and any terrain.
Supreme x The North Face Faux Fur Nuptse Jacket Black £650
Dropped in 3 wearable colourways, the Supreme x The North Face Faux Fur Nuptse Jacket is the latest high-heat release from the coveted collaborators. Designed to meet TNF’s technical prowess, this fuzzy puffa is stuffed to bursting with 700 fill down and is finished with a windproof lining topped off with a downy layer of faux fur, ensuring you are protected no matter the chill.
Palace x Arc’teryx LT Jacket Grey £370
Perhaps one of this years more unusual pairings, this latest Palace drop sees a coveted collaboration with the Canadian outdoors brand Arc’teryx. This collection naturally steers towards a much more technical outdoorsy vibe with technically engineered waterproof and windproof jackets, and taking pride of place. The Arc’teryx x Palace LT Jacket puts the skate brand's design style into the classic insulating mid-layer jacket. Unlike the hoodies, the jackets sport a much more subtle branding, with the dual-logo sitting pretty on the left upper chest and right lower sleeve. Showerproof and wind resistant, this jacket will keep you cosy whatever the weather throws at you.
Supreme Faux Fur Waist Bag £278
Couldn’t get your hands on the puffa? No worries, the infamous collaborators dropped a plethora of accessories to see you through. The Supreme Faux Fur Backpack is the perfect addition to any fit, and the perfect functional accessory to add to your collection. Featuring an all-over faux fur lining, dual-branded logo, two zip sealed compartments and adjustable straps. This fuzzy backpack is sure to turn some heads.
Palace x Ciroc Vodka Mini Jacket (FW20) £85
Naturally, Christmas calls for booze and the latest Ciroc x Palace collaboration does not disappoint. Featuring the classic Ciroc Vodka bottle, the Palace logo is wrapped across its lining, but the star of the show is the tiny orange Palace Puffa that sits atop. You’ll need to get two of these bad boys to fully showcase both the jacket and bottle in all their adorable glory, making this the ultimate Christmas present for any streetwear lover.