Let Travis Kelce teach you an invaluable lesson: never let a detail like Halloween get in the way of you enjoying Christmas. Yesterday afternoon before their loss to the Broncos, the headline-grabbing star tight end arrived at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver fully decked out in yuletide-ready threads, forgoing a costume in favor a much more impressive seasonal look. In bright smears of cheerful red and green, Kelce was a candy cane-colored reminder that the holidays are just around the corner—even if technically still two entire months away.
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To round out the reliably cozy ensemble of cardigan-and-beanie, Kelce stepped out in a hype pair of sneakers that could hardly have been more appropriate: the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “Chicago,” which features the classic red-and-white look of the original Air Jordan and adds a dash of festive spirit with its mint-green substitute laces. It was the ideal finishing touch for an outfit that already exuded major Santa Claus energy. (Jordan Brand did actually release an official Christmas-themed Jordan 1 Mid last winter, but it’s safe to say that the Off-White Chicagos were the far superior pick.)
In addition to getting us into the Christmas spirit early, Kelce’s shoe selection once again showed off the sneakerhead bona fides that have not gone unappreciated by the sneaker fans here at GQ. The Off-White Chicago was one of the original sneakers featured in the now-legendary collaboration between Off-White’s late Virgil Abloh and Nike, and over the years it’s become such a coveted grail that the resale value has skyrocketed into the tens of thousands of dollars. For serious sneaker collectors, the Off-White Chicago tends to be looked at less like a shoe and more like an art object. Travis Kelce wearing this iconic model only further proves his true sneaker love.