No gift will make a sneakerhead happier than a fresh pair of kicks. Our curated sneaker selections will help runners, trainers, street-style stars and more put their best foot forward.
Reebok JJ II

NFL star J.J. Watt’s second signature training sneaker is built to take a beating during any type of workout. The shoes boast a lightweight and breathable upper as well as a high-performance outsole for improved traction.

$100 at Reebok
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo

The Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo upgrades the beloved Pegasus style with a feather-light upper and ZoomX foam for enhanced speed and responsiveness. Originally $180, the style is now $135.

$135 at Nike
Asics Gel-Fit Sana 4

Asics has a great cross-training sneaker option for women at a digestible price point in the Gel-Fit Sana 4, complete with a socklike seamless upper for a custom fit.

$69 at Amazon
Brooks Levitate 2 Ugly Holiday Sweater Running Shoe

A new take on one of Brooks’ top-tier performance sneakers, the limited-edition Levitate 2 boast an upper reminiscent of “ugly” sweaters to help you get into the holiday spirit. Rock them with your favorite festive top for a truly whimsical head-to-toe look.

$150 at Zappos
New Balance 880v8

A solid choice for runners who who wear neutral styles, the New Balance 880v8 boasts a breathable synthetic and mesh upper, durable midsole cushioning and a long-lasting blown rubber outsole.

$125 at New Balance
Nike Air Force 1 High ’07 LV8 Sport NBA sneaker

Just in time for the holidays, Nike is celebrating its legendary Air Force 1 silhouette with a series of new styles. The lineup includes a sleek NBA pack that pays tribute to fans’ favorite teams with classic jersey colors.

$110 at Nike
The Nike Kyrie 5 “Blk Mgc”

This court-ready style from beloved NBA player Kyrie Irving features the brand’s new Air Zoom Turbo technology (which provides wider cushioning in the forefoot), a curved traction pattern on the outsole and a flytrap overlay mid-foot designed for better lockdown.

$110 at Nike
Puma Thunder Spectra sneakers

Puma taps into the “dad shoe” trend with the Thunder Spectra, now available in a bold new burgundy and black version. The darker tones are perfect for the holiday season when guys want to dress up their look without sacrificing comfort or style.

$100 at Puma
Adidas Originals Continental 80

This lifestyle sneaker from Adidas Originals is sure to please any sneakerhead on your list. It boasts a clean look that can easily be dressed up or down and is available in several eye-catching colorways.

$80 at Adidas
Adidas Originals POD-S3.1

If cushioning is the most important thing in a sneaker you wear, this style from Adidas Originals may be for you. It features the brand’s P.O.D. System, which pairs Boost technology with dual-density rubber for a plush yet sturdy ride.

$100 at Adidas
Adidas Pro Bounce 2018

This court-ready style from Adidas boasts the brand’s flexible Bounce cushioning, a durable proprietary upper and flexible shank for support. All the tech inside makes it a beast during game time, as well as in the style category thanks to its fancy unicorn design.

$130 at Adidas
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2

Arguably Kanye West’s top sneaker, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 features fan-favorite Boost cushioning in a sleek, low-fi design. This cream pair is currently re-selling for $300 on Ebay in many sizes — one of the best deals you’ll find for the style online.

$300 at Ebay
Asics Tiger Gel-Diablo

For the sneakerhead who likes the unexpected, Asics’ Gel-Diablo is a prime pick. The retro running model is one of the brand’s less well-known pairs, but boasts a chunkier aesthetic and mixed media upper that keep in line with the dad sneaker trend.

$110 at Footlocker
Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0

The Ultra Boost has become one of Adidas’ most beloved styles in recent years, and its latest iteration is the best yet. The 4.0 model boasts energy-returning Boost cushioning and a lightweight Primeknit upper.

$180 at Adidas
Fila Ray Tracer

Fila’s Ray Tracer is made for someone who wants to try the chunky sneaker trend, but is turned off by the more aggressive looks that often dominate it. The style pairs a modest upper with a chunky midsole for understated throwback vibes.

$80 at Urban Outfitters
Great The Royale

Reminiscent of a court look, The Royale from Greats is a fashionable handmade sneaker executed with premium full grain leather. It will go with practically anything in your closet, and is versatile enough to complement both business and brunch attire.

$179 at Greats
Nike Air Pegasus Zoom Shield 35

Running in rain or snow is no problem with the Nike Air Pegasus Zoom Shield 35. The road-ready neutral runners feature a water-repellant upper and Flywire cables for an ultra-secure fit.

$130 at Zappos
Nike Air VaporMax Run Utility

Nike’s innovative running shoe gets updates built for poor weather, including a toggle lacing system for locking out moisture when it starts to rain. Plus, the look of the model is bold enough to appease fans of an edgier sneaker aesthetic.

$190 at Nike
Nike Metcon 4

CrossFitters need a shoe that can do it all, and the Nike Metcon 4 has what it takes to be their go-to style. It utilizes Flywire on its lacing system for better foot lockdown and a heel clip for stabilization while performing lateral movements.

$130 at Zappos

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