Sneakers are everything for some people. And chances are you have a few mates where sneakers are, like, everything everything to them. It is EVERYTHING in capital letters with someone also simultaneously yelling the word over and over through a megaphone right into your ear.
Not aware of what a sneakerhead is? Not sure why you clicked on this article then – but – to help you out, according to the true source of knowledge (Urban Dictionary) a sneakerhead is “a person who collects limited, rare, OG, or flat out exclusive kicks”. So, they like the sneakers a lotalotalot.
Think all the dudes and gals who froth every time some super legendary talent does a collab with Nike. Or anyone who cares deeply about what Kanye‘s got on his feet at all times.
We’ve rounded up some excellently cool new sneakers for these types of human beings. Because yes, their sartorial sense makes them impossible to buy for without help.
A massive fan-favourite sneaker, the UltraBoost is one of those shoes that are fail-safe for sneakerheads. It’s popularity is likely due to it’s sleek design and knit detailing. The white on white colourway is one of the most sought after in this design, so definitely go that (if you can – get snappy bc it’s likely to sell out mates).
This schmick colourway is exclusive to Foot Locker, so that means your sneakerhead mate’ll have the least chance of kicks-matching with his/her other sneakerhead mates. And that my friends is what personal style is all about, no?
This is an exclusive black and red colourway for Foot Locker, so again – your mate can be primo individual in these babies. The Air Max 90 is bloody iconic, and leads an all-star cast of Tuned 1, Presto Fly, Huarache and Dualtone Racer that make up the ‘Ninja‘ pack of sneakers.
This is the latest must-have staple from Adidas for anyone with a deep sneaker obsession, so naturally it’s a quality choice for a Chrissy gift. The X_PLR has just been restocked at Foot Locker stores, but they’re anticipating stock to fly out the door so you best believe you need to hurry up with your purchasing.
Taking inspiration from the 1991 ‘Be Like Mike’ Gatorade commercial, this sneaker is pure nostalgia. It’s a total collectors item and one your mate will undoubtedly display proudly (but probs never actually wear, amirite?)
Need more inspo? Foot Locker have an insane range of sneakers and streetwear – including a whole range of exclusive items – that the sneakerheads in your life will froth over. Check it all out on their site here.