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We all know at least one person who’s obsessed with sneakers. They either ogle at them on their phone screens, raving about the design on their social media platforms; or they go the extra mile and collect shoes no matter the price. If you thought of someone in your circle while reading this paragraph, you’re in luck because we have some gift ideas for Christmas.
Not all sneakerheads have every design in the market, and they’ll surely appreciate it if you gave them something for their growing footwear arsenal. So here are some of the latest kicks out there, as well as a couple of accessories to make their sneakers cleaner and more stylish.
Pony Shooter Low
This Shooter Low is made from canvas material, rubber soles, and an anti-odor footbed. It’s said to be originally used as a basketball shoe in the ’70s. The best part is it comes in six versatile colors that go well with any outfit. Available at Uptown Mall.
Skechers D’Lites Biggest Fan
You may have seen Nadine Lustre wearing this style multiple times on her Instagram posts. These chunky shoes pay homage to the ’90s trend that inspired the dad shoe trend. It can easily be worn with athleisure wear and with mini skirts, even. Available at SM Mall of Asia.
Nike Epic React Flyknit Shoes
This is for the friend who likes vibrant sneakers for their casual strolls and also their workout sessions. Nike’s Epic React Flyknit Shoes feels snug on the feet and comes in a traffic cone orange color. But if they want something more subdued, there are three other colors to choose from. Available on Zalora PH.
Balenciaga White, Pink, and Yellow Triple S Leather Sneaker
How can you not include Balenciaga’s take on the chunky sneaker? The shoe is said to be inspired by post-modern designs and Demna Gvasalia’s fascination with innovation. If you’re feeling generous, don’t hesitate to cop this for your loved one. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Jimmy Choo The Diamond Sneaker in Sterling Silver
This is literally the luxe equivalent of a light-up shoe, only this one doesn’t have batteries to operate the colorful lights. The sneaker is designed with silver sequins that creates the appearance of snakeskin. Each shoe is created with double side construction and a flat classic sole. Available at Shangri-La Plaza.
Puma Training Shoe Bag
Some sneakerheads get separate bags to put their footwear in. We totally understand, mostly because it sucks to see our shoes getting dirty and being abused via all-day walking. Good thing this bag is perfect for traveling, as well as a companion for your loved one’s gym visits. Available at Newport Mall.
Happy Socks PH Stripe Low Sock
Add some attitude to your loved one’s outfit with a colorful pair of socks. Happy Socks is well-known for their vibrant and unique unisex designs. While socks are hit-or-miss gifts for Christmas, your friends will thank you for not giving them the usual plain white ones. Available online.
Clyde Shoe Cleaner
Do them a favor and gift them a sneaker-cleaning kit. This is especially useful for bringing back the color and brightness of white sneakers, among other things. The kit comes with a natural cleaner made from coconut and jojoba oil and claims to “condition your shoes to prevent cracking, discoloration and scuffing with long term use.” It also comes with a cloth and brushes for easy scrubbing. Available at Tobys Sports outlets.
Art by Marian Hukom
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