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, left-field silhouette, or a pair of classics, we’ve put together a list of some of the best New Balance gifts to give a sneakerhead for the holidays.
Shop the best New Balance gifts for a sneakerhead below.
Made in USA 990v4 Core
The 'Made in' series celebrates designs conceived of and executed in the country of the shoe's origin. It goes without saying what the Made in USA series represents. Here we have a grey colorway, with a simple matching 'N' along the side - this might be the dad shoe to gift your dad too.
MADE in UK 991v1
This guy is Made in the UK. Crumpets and tea are sold separately. Each MADE UK sneaker is crafted in our factory in Flimby, Cumbria, UK, and uniquely celebrates culture and style.
CAYL x New Balance 610T
Earthy green, for the adventurer in your family. It won't be long before you'll be spurred on to engage in some hiking of your own, so fair warning.
ALD x New Balance 650R
A high-top delivered by Aimé Leon Dore, taking inspiration from an archival shoe celebrating the Mulberry Hoops classic tournament. This shoe also features ALD's signature apple basketball motif at the back. For the real NB lover in your life.
Recently seeing a resurgence, this is a pastel-y version of the 550s that just about anyone could get down with. You wouldn't have to worry about that lukewarm facial expression when handing these over as a holiday gift.
A colorway called calm taupe is for that person in your life who prefers vanilla over mango, takes their coffee with regular milk and likes to file their taxes on time each year. Maybe a sensible choice for that sensible BFF.
The ABZORB midsole and heel offer extra comfort points, whilst also delivering a unique design. The broken-up grey is a nice touch, and adds interest to a classic silhouette. Take a couple and give it to the couple of the year - such as your parents.
The golden accents on this shoe go perfectly with the decorations leading up to the festive season. This shoe has flair, just like its lucky recipient, no doubt.
The 725V1 is inspired by NB's 2000s running models, offering C-CAP midsole cushioning that keeps the support and style intact. The swirly lines and muted coloring might be a good fit for a niece or nephew who'll dig the modern take on an icon.
A crisp white kick is great for the start of the new year. Nothing like a new pair of shoes to change your outlook on life. Gifting made easy, courtesy of New Balance.
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