Sneakers are more than just shoes: with a global market worth over 95 billion dollars in the next 6 years, sneakers have become an important staple in pop culture and fashion.
Think about it. Would you be caught dead in a pair of Crocs nowadays? Probably not. You’ll likely go for the new checkerboard Vans or some Fila disruptors.
But there’s always one person in your life who takes things to the extreme. You might like sneakers and use them to boost your outfits to the next level, but your sneakerhead friend loves sneakers.
They obsessively wait online before the next release, they spend hours cleaning their precious sneaks, and they know more about the latest trends than most fashion bloggers.
So when it’s time to get them a gift, it’s a safe bet with shoes and shoe-related items. Keep reading for some ideas they’ll love.
1. Shoe Cleaning Kit
Keeping shoes spotless and like-new is a sneakerhead’s bread and butter. They have wipes, sprays, special cloths, and more, but you can make their life a lot easier by getting them a specially designed kit with all the best products in a single, handy bag.
This one, for example, provides a microfiber cloth, a cleaning solution, a specially designed sneaker brush, and a travel bag. You can find ones that are made for cleaning leather and suede shoes as well.
2. Branded Clothing for Sneakerheads
Many top name sneaker brands also carry clothing with the brand name on them. Vans, Adidas, Nike, etc all make t-shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, hats, shoelaces, and more with their logos.
Complete your friend’s fashion look with their favorite brand name clothing.
3. Sneaker News Subscription
Sneakerheads are constantly browsing the Internet for the latest news, rumors, and sneaker drops. Make it easy for them to stay up to date on the latest with a subscription to Sneaker News Magazine.
This magazine keeps them up to date with release dates, style guides, exclusive interviews, and more.
4. Hypebox Clear Sneaker Display Case
Sneakerheads have a beloved collection of shoes. But they can’t wear every pair every day!
On days they don’t wear their favorite collectibles, they’ll want to display them. A Hypebox is a clear sneaker display box that keeps the sneakers safe while still displaying them in a hip and modern way. You can even get fancier ones that have lights built-in!
5. Shoes Themselves!
Of course, sneakers are going to be the gift that most excites a sneakerhead. The only trouble is, many sneakerheads are picky with what shoes they want to add to their collection, and many of the top brand shoes are expensive.
You can find great clearance shoes online between shoe retailers and reselling sites like Depop and Etsy. You can also have shoes customized with your friend’s name, initials, Gamertag, etc to make them truly unique and special!
Whether you go for some simple, branded shoelaces or an extravagant lit up display box, your sneakerhead friend is going to love it. Anything to fuel their shoe addiction is going to be a hit!
Looking to throw them a party as well? Check out these birthday party ideas that will ensure you have an amazing night!