5 Icy Sneakers to get You Through Winter

| Freddy Schwoerer
5 Icy Sneakers to get You Through Winter

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You look out the window, the first snowflakes descend to the frozen ground. Temperatures fall below zero, the snow piles up outside your door. Time to build some snowmen, throw some snowballs onto your neighbours roof.
The only problems: snow is cold and snow is wet. The difficult choice of which crispy-clean sneaker you wish to sacrifice for your endeavours arises, and you are clueless. You visit dripdrops.be, but are overwhelmed by the incredible choices. Well, we are here to help you! The Top 5 Winter Sneakers for this icy season!


5. Jordan 1 University Blue


Nothing beats the beautiful snow-white landscape with a crispy blue sky. What better choice of sneaker than the incredible University Blue rendering of Nike’s beloved Air Jordan 1 High. Complementing the blue and white atmosphere, the sneaker is absolutely snow ready.

The high-top silhouette ensures that your feet remain warm, cozy, and protected from the icy cold. While Nike is typically not renowned for providing the best quality, this specific Jordan 1 has an insanely luxurious finish. Nubuck leather is waterproof, sturdy, and robust against temperature and snowflakes.



Many hyped silhouettes come and go, but the Jordan 1 High will always remain the ultimate classic sneaker, so the investment stretches further than just this winter season. Plus, it is a clean and objectively aesthetic colorway, being able to survive any wave of trends.

When university makes you feel blue, the University Blue will enhance even the darkest of winter days.

Buy the Jordan 1 University Blue here


4. Balenciaga Triple S



While some may argue that the Triple S has seen its peaks in terms of hype, the shoe will always remain in the history books for changing the sneaker game for good. Blurring the lines between luxury and streetwear, introducing chunky dad-shoes for sneakerheads, protesting against the conventional bland luxury clothing – the Triple S did it all.



However, the sneaker is more than just crazy aesthetics. High-end calf leather and luxurious finished provide one of the sturdiest wearing experiences one can imagine. The thick, triple-stacked midsole (hence the name) protects you from the snow on your porch, while the robust upper maintains dry feet.

So while everybody sinks deep into the layers of snow, you will stay above it all, looking down on wet-feeted individuals who did not capture this opportunity.

Buy the Balenciaga Triple S here


Jordan 1 Mid Grey Camo

High-tops too high? Low-tops too low? Can’t go wrong with opting for the golden middle. This Jordan 1 Mid screams winter, and it will set you apart from the standard Timberlands and Nike Utility Boots.

The Jordan 1 Mid Grey Camo flawlessly exploits the monochromatic colour-palette, keeping it clean but adding exquisite touches of detail. The mid-top silhouette keeps you protected from the snow without being a bulky boot. Further, the tumbled leather upper provides a waterproof alternative to standard canvas sneakers, so you’re prepped for the coldest snow.

With the sneaker already blending in with the snow, the camouflage-swoosh adds that extra touch to keep you concealed from the Timberland-wearers you don’t want to talk to.



The Jordan 1 Mid Grey Camo is an absolutely underrated silhouette and a beautiful choice for your perfect winter sneaker.


Buy the Jordan 1 Mid Grey Camo here


New Balance 550


Looking for a 2021 trendy sneaker that still protects from colder days? Tired of the Dunks? To meet your needs for this winter, New Balance was kind enough to resurrect one of their absolute classic silhouettes: the New Balance 550.

Often termed the “Air Force 1 replacement”, the 550 has been on the rise, thanks to its clean and versatile look, as well as creative collaborations and stunning colorways.



Aside from being a comfortable and aesthetic shoe, the 550 is made from superior material – thanks to New Balance’s continuous focus on quality. The leather upper provides a waterproof and warm wearing experience, keeping you protected from anything falling from the sky.

The 550 is on its best path to becoming one of the most popular silhouettes on the market, so be sure to be ahead of the trend and simultaneously cop a perfect winter shoe! There are probably 550 reasons to cop this beauty, but we will let you discover the rest yourself!


Buy the New Balance 550 here


Adidas Yeezy QNTM Basketball Frozen Blue


The name says it all. Freezing temperatures scream for frozen-ready shoes. This highly nonconformist, but crazily innovative sneaker from Kanye West’s Yeezy lineup might be the best sneaker for winter.

Even better if you’re into hooping, since this version of the QNTM is specifically engineered for basketball. The adjusted TPU cage combined with extra padding on the ankle collar will support your dunk-attempts and snow-walks alike.



The thick Boost midsole makes sure you remain above the snow-layers and – if necessary – can jump over puddles of melted ice. Further, the thick Primeknit upper synergizes with suede elements to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the cold days.

The design is futuristic and groundbreaking, a contrast from any winter boot you have ever seen. It might have taken some time to get used to the unconventional design, but combining it with a clean winter outfit will result in a perfect opportunity to flex in the snow!  

Buy the Yeezy QNTM Basketball Frozen Blue here


Feel better prepared for choosing your winter-sneaker? 
by Freddy Schwoerer of Drip Drops.
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