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Holiday Gift Guide | Give the Gift of New (Sneaker) Soles

Reserve this present for your best friend, girlfriend, or roommate. Sneakily snag that shoe size to the delight, and surprise, of the lucky recipient.

Derek Georgevichby Derek Georgevich

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When looking to give an impactful gift to someone you know, there is nothing like a fresh pair of sneakers. It takes a little additional effort but it will no doubt pay off. Grab a glance of their shoe size when they’re visiting for the game, or cooly ask what size they are because, hey you came across some limited edition Nikes and you thought they may be interested. When it comes to unwrapping, they will be delighted they have something new to wear, and enjoy, just about every day for the next year.

In the wide spectrum of sneakers, you can focus on anything from what to wear to the gym, to what to wear to the office. If you have a fitness enthusiast in your life, your giftee will be thoroughly wowed by the new technology available in the FuzeX Rush Kaleidoscope by Asics. At face value, they look like sleek white gym shoes. But wear them, or run them, during nightfall, and colorful reflective patterns come to life.

If what you really want to wrap up is something luxe, the Camillo by One Ground Footwear is an obvious choice. Inspired by the Brooklyn bridge, the Camillo, is all about structure. Made with high-quality Italian leather and 778 stitches, these shoes can be worn casually or with formalwear.

But if you want to give the gift of new shoes, but want to keep both the price point and the profile low, there is nothing like a new pair of staples. The Palace Pro Colorways by Adidas Skateboarding are a fresh take on your favorite pair of three-striped shoes, and Vans just released an outdoor-inspired version of the SK8-Hi  along with The North Face.