Sneakers pretty much make the perfect gift, don’t you think? We’ve been writing about sneakers and sneaker culture since Sidewalk Hustle’s inception back in 2007 so it’s safe to say we’re pretty obsessed. As such, we’ve rounded up ten amazing gifts for that sneaker freaker on your holiday list this year.
Nike was feeling festive this year with their 2015 Christmas Pack adorned with a tone of patterns including candy canes, holiday stitching, gold accents, and more. A truly outrageous pair of kicks you can only really wear a couple days of the year, the Air Tech Challenge III’s would make a great gift for the sneakerhead on your list.
Common Projects Achilles sneakers have become a popular staple in most peoples closets, but this limited edition collaboration with Dover Street Market sets a new high. Known for their incredible selection of extraordinary well curated pieces, Dover Street Market New York brings they hype for their 2nd year anniversary in this collab with a minimal upper and a multicoloured birthday cake inspired midsole. A must have for any fan.
While most sneaker lovers probably already use Jason Markk products on the regular, they’ve created a holiday gift package in collaboration with L.A.-based street artist PUSH that’s pretty dope. The bright box comes with an essential kit, 12 quick wipes, a microfiber towel, a bottle of Repel and a premium brush.
Buscemi makes some of the most luxe sneakers out there, so obviously this list would be a miss without them. The 100MM Clip in Burgundy patent leather takes these iconic sneakers into the festive realm for the holidays with a tonal midsole, Vachetta calf skin liner, gold plated clip closure and lock, and geometric flaps at the collar. Each pair is also handmade in Italy.
The Shrine makes some of the coolest, useful luggage specially designed to transport the your kicks, and some hats too. They’ve just released their latest fall winter collection that’s sleek yet utilitarian in a few new colourways with compartments in all different shapes to perfectly fit your shoes, hats, and even clothes if you’re heading out for a weekend.
There are few sneakers more luxe than Dior Homme’s fall 2015 collection by Kris Van Assche. These slick white Derby-inspired sneakers are made of supple calfskin and featuring stark white cotton laces as we well as rubber sole. Have a friend thats obsessed with Huaraches? These would be the ultimate luxe winter white gift for them.
Nike blessed Toronto with our very first quick strike last week. The Air Max 1 ‘The Six’ sneakers were designed in Portland by a Canadian named Erin Cochrane and have all sorts of super cool Toronto centric details including a Northern Lights inspired sock liner, a red North compass on the back, and a retro maple leaf on the tongue. For a closer look at this kicks check out our photos here. While these kicks are sure to win the hearts of any Torontonian, we’d bet there are a few international sneakerheads out there who’d love to own them.
Our homies over at Reebok collaborated with Canada’s favourite sneaker shop, Livestock on an exclusive Certified Ventilator just in time for the holidays. The classic style combines two different tones of red premium suede and Nubuck with vented mesh sides, and a Livestock Hexalite logo on the back. Canada’s so hot right now.
On the ultra-luxe side of the sneaker scale we’ve chosen these absolutely classic high top Saint Laurent black leather perforated SL/10 sneakers. Made in Italy from buffed leather, these minimal kicks have a round toe, tonal laces, and the signature gold logo stamp on the tongue. While they’re on the more expensive side of the scale, they’re totally timeless, and thus would make an excellent gift for any shoe lover on your list this holiday.
For the truly kick obsessed, there a few gifts more perfect than a subscription to Australia’s coolest sneaker publication, Sneaker Freaker. They still keep quite a small operation so you’ll have to keep your ear to the ground if you want to score one of their limited subscriptions.