Holiday Gift Guide: Designer Kicks for the Serious Sneakerhead

It’s no secret we all live our lives in sneakers — so what’s a better holiday gift for someone than a pair of designer kicks? For the serious sneakerhead in your life, the current market offers a wide variety of luxe choices that will leave fellow sneaker enthusiasts brimming with jealousy. But be prepared to splurge.

Whether the person you’re buying for has a minimal or maximal style aesthetic, there’s a suitable sneaker. Women’s highlights include Alaïa’s laser-cut low-top style, which is the first sneaker designed by Azzedine Alaïa. Valentino’s beaded runner — which racks in at $3,075 — is pricey, but a showstopper indeed.

N. 21 Sneaker
For her: N.21, $830.
CREDIT: Net-a-porter.

For the men, a classic white court sneaker by Common Projects is a no-brainer. Saint Laurent’s California-themed high-top is perfect for the guy with kitschy style, while Berluti’s burnished leather sneaker is best suited for more classic gents.

If you’re looking to treat someone else in your life, check out our gift guide list of 28 lavish shoes. On a budget? Here are 10 shoe-related gifts under $50.

Saint Laurent Sneaker
For him: Saint Laurent, $695.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

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