World of Niche holds the title for most mysterious sneaker brand, with products available on a strict appointment-only basis.
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If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a special someone in your life this holiday season, it may be time to start thinking outside of the box — the sneaker box, that is.
While brands such as
Nike, Adidas and Under Armour have a lot to offer in the way of holiday sneaker releases, there’s a lot more out there worthy of your consideration.
To give you a few more ideas as the shopping season begins to ramp up,
Footwear News has gathered several lesser-known brands and styles that may be just what you’ve been looking for.
To get the most bang for your buck, consider
Greats Brand, which has earned a reputation for cranking out high-quality sneakers at some of the most wallet-friendly prices on the market. Courtesy of brand
Greats Brand The Rosen, $49;
World of Niche holds the title for most mysterious sneaker brand, with products available on a strict appointment-only basis. Courtesy of brand
World of Niche Bullet, $400;
World of Niche.
Karhu has been around since 1916 and has recently been gaining traction with the sneakerhead community thanks to its colorful retro running shoes. Courtesy of brand
Karhu Aria, $91;
If you’re looking for a pair of kicks that will help you stand out from the crowd,
Filling Pieces has you covered with a wide selection of sneakers that utilize unique designs, materials and shapes. Barneys
Filling Pieces Perforated Low Top, $250;
With a basketball-driven approach,
BrandBlack offers both performance and lifestyle styles that toy with experimental design language. Revolve
BrandBlack J Crossover 2 Low, $130;
If you really want to splurge, take a look at
Hender Scheme’s meticulously crafted vegetable-tanned leather interpretations of classic sneakers such as the Air Jordan 4. Ssense
Hender Scheme Manual Industrial Products 10, $1,450;
For something a bit more traditional, consider one of
Zespa’s made in France leather laceups, which are both classic and classy. East Dane
Zespa ZSP4, $180.05;