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The life of a committed sneakerhead can get quite lonely at times. Hours spent in cold IRL queues, online queues, waking up early only to catch a huge L on a sneaker they’ve been eyeing for months, the list goes on. Sneaker fanatics are so accustomed to the throes of disappointment that sometimes they can forget the good times.

If you are all too familiar with the L-littered life of a sneakerhead through your other half or a friend, then consider this your call to action: now is your chance to bless them with the biggest W of the year.

Whether it’s a trend-driven smash, leftfield silhouette, or a pair of classics, we’ve put together some of the best gifts to give a sneakerhead this upcoming holiday season.

Shop the best gifts for a sneakerhead below.

adidas Originals Triest Sneakers

Triest Sneakers

Triest Sneakers

$112

adidas Originals

Buy at Luisaviaroma

There's just something about a gum sole unit on a lightweight, retro adidas Originals silhouette that will always get us going. The Triest has retro flair in abundance with its neutral palette.

Mizuno x Highsnobiety Wave Rider 10

Wave Rider 10

Wave Rider 10

$175

Mizuno x Highsnobiety

Buy at Highsnobiety

As the real sneaker nerds will already know, the Wave Rider introduced the world to Wave technology that went on to revolutionize the sneaker market in 1998. Now, we have gone on to give one of its predecessors a new look, complete with translucent ripstop panels as well as pops of red and blue to represent both ends of the color spectrum.

Acne Studios Trail Sneakers

Trail Sneakers

Trail Sneakers

$184

Acne Studios

Buy at The Outnet

Performance running silhouettes have been the bread and butter of the sneaker world for the entirety of 2022. Acne Studios puts a luxury spin on the trend with the Trail Sneakers.

Moncler Trailgrip GTX Sneakers

Trailgrip GTX Sneakers

$750

Moncler

Buy at Highsnobiety

Moncler's new sneaker isn't just made to look hard-wearing, it's got the technology built-in to last long days in the great outdoors. That tech includes a GORE-TEX upper, Vibram Megagrip rubber compound treaded sole, and carbon fiber between the midsole and tread.

New Balance 2002R

2002R

2002R

$140

New Balance

Buy at Urban Outfitters

New Balance's classic silhouettes have such a cult following thanks to their unrivaled versatility. This 2002R leans into that appeal with a super-clean white colorway rounded out with a contrasting black outsole.

HOKA Clifton L Suede

Clifton L Suede

Clifton L Suede

$185

HOKA

Buy at Highsnobiety

Take HOKA's seriously cushioned sole unit and add it to a textured suede upper and this is what you get. For a casual everyday sneaker, it doesn't get much more comfy than these.

PUMA x P.A.M. Nano Mid Sneakers

P.A.M. Nano Mid Sneakers

P.A.M. Nano Mid Sneakers

$150

PUMA

Buy at Urban Outfitters

PUMA quietly teamed up with Perks And Mini to give us the cute Nano Mid just in time for the holiday season. This utilitarian silhouette is given a twist by the floral embellishments to the upper.

adidas x And Wander TERREX Free Hiker 2

TERREX Free Hiker 2

TERREX Free Hiker 2

$275

Adidas x And Wander

Buy at Highsnobiety

A collaboration built for gorpcore enthusiasts, two titans of outdoor gear have joined together to create this sneaker which is made for hiking trails.

Axel Arigato Area Lo Sneaker

Area Lo Sneaker

Area Lo Sneaker

$345

Axel Arigato

Buy at Axel Arigato

Axel Arigato continues to drop retro banger after retro banger. The latest in the long line is the Area Lo Sneaker. This understated design is at its most beautiful in this white and Kale colorway.

ASICS UB4-S Gel-1130

UB4-S Gel-1130

UB4-S Gel-1130

$130

ASICS

Buy at Highsnobiety

It's difficult not to be a fan of Kiko Kostadinov's work at Asics and this sneaker shows his design studio doing what it does best. Inspired by retro running shoes, the mesh panels on the upper partly obscure some of the shoes features.

adidas Originals x PHILLLLLTY NMD S1

PHILLLLLTY NMD S1

PHILLLLLTY NMD S1

$220

adidas Originals

Buy at Luisaviaroma

If they're a real sneakerhead, they'll definitely appreciate you copping this limited-edition custom that's exclusively available at Luisaviaroma. PHILLLLLTHY's indigo take on the adidas NMD S1 shows that customizers are artists in their own right.

Salomon XT-6

XT-6

XT-6

$195

Salomon

Buy at Highsnobiety

The line between a sneakerhead and a trail-running footwear enthusiast has never been more blurred. Salomon has converted many sneakerheads with its outdoor-ready appeal and top-tier colorways such as this one.

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