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The Best Gifts To Cop This Black Friday For The Sneakerhead In Your Life

November 21, 2022|Nicholas Vlahos

When it comes to gift giving, sometimes finding what a person truly wants or needs can be difficult. Either they don’t give you clear answers or you’re unsure if the gift you had in mind would be received well. For the sneakerhead in your life, this can be even more difficult as going for the most sought-after kicks can break the bank while at the same time it becomes a challenge to figure out exactly what pair someone would want.

Well, there's more to being a sneakerhead than just having an eclectic collection of kicks. You’ve got to display them properly, keep them clean, and brush up on the history of the game. Check out our list below for the best gifts you can get for the sneakerhead in your life for this holiday season.

Sneaker Displays

8-Pack Stackable Shoebox And Organizer

Buy at Costco
$74.99

Sneakerheads who buy their groceries in bulk or can borrow a Costco Membership card can get a decent deal on high-quality sneaker display boxes. Online you can purchase 8 cases for $75 (around $9.40 per case) while in-store you may be able to catch them on sale for a cheaper price.

Levitating Sneaker Display

Buy at Wayfair
$135.99$114.99

If you really want to step up your display game, look into getting a levitating sneaker display. These were huge in the sneakerhead world in years past and often came with a hefty price tag, though this particular one through Wayfair is currently on sale for $115 (15% savings).

Sneaker Cleaners

One of the more popular sneaker cleaners on the market, you’ve probably seen Reshoevn8r through their viral videos (whether that be cleaning shoes or customizing pairs). Currently, you can receive 20% off a purchase of $50 or more or 35% off a purchase of $75 dollars or more.

Coffee Table Books

Sneaker Freaker: The Ultimate Sneaker Book

Buy at Target
Buy 2 Books Get 1 Free

Sneaker Freaker has one of the best all-encompassing books when it comes to sneaker history, covering virtually every moment in sneaker history (be it major or minor) up until 2018 when the book was published. A great way to brush up your history across the entire sneakerverse and something sit comfortably on your coffee table.

Nike SB Book

Arguably the hottest silhouette currently on the market, the Nike Dunk (and its variations like the SB) have a deep history that often is overlooked. Written by the late-Sandy Bodecker, the book features interviews with pro skaters, a first-hand account of the behind-the-scenes of Nike SB, and imagery of some of the rarest Nike SB Dunks. Definitely a must-have for those who have been into Dunks “forever.”

A major player in the art world as well as the "hype" culture, KAWS has had the privilege to work with some of the worlds largest tastemakers, brands, and IPs. In this book from 2010, author Germano Celant survey's KAWS' history up until that point in time.

Socks

While your sneakers are the main part of the show, having something comfortable and stylish between your foot and the sneaker itself is a must. One of the best sock brands that you can mix and match with any other major footwear brand, Stance, offers various designs from simple white/black socks to in-your-face collaborations and is currently running a 30% off deal!

Sunglasses

Sunglass Hut currently has a variety of sunglass styles from brands like Gucci, Burberry, and Prada on sale, some offering savings near 50%.

Cross Body Bags

Off-White Black Hard Core Crossbody Bag

Buy at SSENSE
$1020$663

Looking to maintain utility while also flexing on the rest of the crowd? Well, SSENSE is offering 35% off this particular Off-White Crossbody Bag in black. Even with the discount the bag comes in at a hefty $663, though our other options below are in a budget-friendly range.

Y-3 Black Waistbag Pouch

Buy at SSENSE
$150$120

Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3 brings the look of luxury fashion down to the masses through its partnership with adidas, meaning their prices aren't as premium as the likes of Off-White or Louis Vuitton. For this particular bag, you'll be saving 20% which means it'll only run you back $120.

UNDERCOVER x Eastpack Black Nylon Pouch

Buy at SSENSE
$90$59

The cheapest option on our list still is a hit as Japanese label UNDERCOVER collaborated with the budget-friendly Eastpak on a slew of items. This nylon pocuh offers decent storage and comes in at $59 (34% off).

Insoles

Older shoe designs like Jordan Retro models may be some of the most stylish footwear options, however, you’re feet will be hurting by the end of the day with their typical thin insoles. Luckily, you can swap out these insoles for custom ones from brands like Hefe Luxx who offer Boost-like comfort in their selection of insole choices. While there are no “Black Friday” sales, if you sign up for their newsletter you’ll receive 33% off on your first order.

Gift Cards

adidas Gift Cards

Buy at Best Buy
20% Off

Even though it may be looked down upon, a gift card is honestly one of the best gifts you can give especially when brands offer savings. adidas typically offers deals that give you extra cash for your gift card purchases, like getting an extra 10 dollars on your $40 gift card purchase. Right now Best Buy is offering a 20% savings on all adidas gift cards!

Away Luggage

Away F.A.R Duffle 70L

Buy at Away Luggage
$190$152

Offering you the look of luxury luggage while being more reasonably priced, Away Luggage has a range of deals with the best we found being this 70L duffle bag. Normally priced at $190, you can scoop up your next airport bag for just $152.

Portable Charger

Mophie Powerstation PD XL

Buy at Walmart
$23.86

Next time you're on vacation or just out-and-about all day, you may find your phones battery nearing 0. If you're looking to make your phone last you the entire day when you don't have access to an outlet, Walmart is offering a 10,050 mAH portable charger for just $23.86.


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