Gift Guide 2015: Statement Kicks For The Sneakerhead

Trying to buy for the avid sneakerhead in your family or friend circle? Boy, it can be tough. Luckily, FN’s designer sneaker gift guide is here to help.

Whether his style is more classic or daring, there’s a luxe sneaker style out there to suit anyone’s style.

Yes, a pricey sneaker is a rather indulgent holiday gift, but many of these shoes are made in Italy with the best leathers and craftsmanship — meaning it’s a gift that will keep on giving (for years to come).

For the daring gent: Maison Margiela’s paint-splatter low top is a guaranteed unique gift to light up any sneaker closet. Giuseppe Zanotti’s velvet high-top with gold buckles is equally as eye-catching.

If you’re looking for more of an everyday gift, Berluti’s all-leather sneaker is made with the brand’s signature luxe fabrication. Spanish luxury brand Loewe’s two-tone perforated sneaker is a newly-launched style for spring ’16.

Maison Margiela Designer Sneakers Maison Margiela Replica paint-splatter high-top sneakers, $675. Courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
Giuseppe Zanotti Designer Sneakers Giuseppe Zanotti red velvet high-top sneakers, $925. Courtesy of Ssense.com.
Loewe Designer Sneakers Loewe suede and leather sneakers, $590. Courtesy of Barneys.com

To gain some cred in the sneaker scene, also look for styles from favored brands like Del Toro, Givenchy and Common Projects.

To explore all the statement sneaker styles, click through the gallery below.

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