11. Jason Markk Holiday Box, $50 USD (approximately $70 CAD) 

We included this item on our gift guide from last year, but had to bring it back since it is such a timeless gift idea for any sneakerhead. The 2016 limited edition Holiday Box comes with a 4oz. bottle of Cleaning Solution, an 8oz. bottle of Repel, Standard Brush, Premium Brush, Microfiber Towel, 6 Quick Wipes and a dope Purp Norris pin.


12. Nike KD 9 “The Sauce”, $150 USD (approximately $200 CAD)

The ninth iteration of Kevin Durant’s signature shoe is one of the key pieces in Nike’s 12 Soles holiday collection, and sports a festive moniker that makes us think of Christmas dinner (cranberry sauce, gravy anyone?). The Nike KD 9 “The Sauce” features a deep burgundy and metallic red bronze Flyknit upper with Durant’s “35” branding on the tongue. This sits atop a full-length Zoom Air midsole with KD’s signature logo on the heel in white. These are set to release on December 15, just in time for Christmas.


13. Nike Air Foamposite One XX “OG Royal”, $230 USD (approximately $310 CAD)

This sneaker was originally set to release in 2017, but lucky for us they moved the release date up to satisfy the holiday shoppers in all of us. Conveniently, 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Nike Air Foamposite One which was worn by none other than Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway back in 1997, so copping these for your favourite sneakerhead will send them into the new year in style. This special iteration features a stunning Royal Blue through the Foamposite shell, and additional black details the liner, heel tab, tongue and laces.


14. Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, $40 CAD 

Simply put, this book is “the definitive illustrated history of sneaker culture.” Drawn from a variety of sources including the collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, private collectors, museums, and archives—including those of adidas AG, Converse, Kosow Sneaker Museum, Nike, Northampton Museums and Art Gallery, and Reebok—the book also features interviews and essays by design innovators, collectors and historians, tracing the entire story of the sneakers over the past two centuries, covering everything from the technical innovations, fashion trends, social context and marketing. It’s a must in any shoe-lovers coffee table book collection.

15. Drop-Front Shoe Boxes, $12 to $15 CAD 

This is a more practical gift, but what sneakerhead doesn’t want to be able to view their prized possessions in all their glory? The clear window on these shoe boxes allows you to see the pair stored inside, and the drop-front opening means you won’t have to unstack boxes to get to the pair you want. As an added bonus, these will also keep your shoes safe from dust and any other storage hazards (like mice).

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