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.
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.
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