Sneaker Freaker's Christmas Gift Guide 2021: Part 1
It's officially that time of the year to spoil your favourite people with something that they'll love, and our gift guides are here to get you sorted! A nice pair of kicks is always what they'll want to find sitting under the Christmas tree, the euphoria of seeing shoebox-shaped gifts ready to be unboxed is all-time. And there's more! Whether you're looking to help your fellow sneakerheads travel a bit smarter and safer or add to their bookshelves, we've done the legwork in narrowing down our top picks for your buying pleasure. Here are five to get you started. Happy hunting!
Cop a Grail with Novelship
Acquiring the hottest drops of the year can be quite the exercise, so why not do the deed for someone else in your inner circle? A go-to marketplace for the buying and selling of authentic, limited edition sneakers and more, Novelship are stocked with the hottest drops. Think the Nike SB Dunk Low 'What the Paul', the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'University Blue', and the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Bred' – which restocked this year. All are undisputedly some of the most coveted releases currently going around – and they're available to buy right now. Give the gift of a grail!
Tap into Luxury with Burberry
If you're keen to level up the luxury this year, then look no further than Burberry, the high fashion label renowned for its heritage-meets-modern sensibility. Every wardrobe could do with a touch of the brand's legendary check, and when it comes to their wide range of footwear options, our top picks are, naturally, the sneakers. First up is their Vintage Check Cotton Arthur Sneaker, a versatile rain boot-inspired model, crafted with vintage cotton. Our next pick is the Nylon, Suede and Vintage Check Sneaker, which is fresh off the runway and ready to hit the streets.
Prepare to Travel with July
Wanderlust is at a peak high right now and the good news is that July have made travelling with your kicks (and their shoeboxes) a breeze. Whether you're away for a day or a week, you can bid farewell to non-spacious and bulky gear with July. The Checked Trunk is sleek and loaded with the brand's new-age bells and whistles, including its crush-proof glazed German polycarbonate shell. Their cotton duffle bag – the Daybreak Weekender is a getaway essential. And their premium nylon Packing Cells make organisation a dream.
Give the Gift of Exploration with Clarks Originals
To strike the perfect balance between vintage aesthetics with a touch of progressive styling, check out the Clarks Originals Caravan. Both understated and premium, this timeless model taps into the storied archives of Clarks, seen in its moccasin build and its incredibly detailed tapestry textile and suede upper. Topping it all off is the signature rubber crepe sole that can take its wearer from day to night! Grab a pair of Caravans and channel that free-spirited ethos of the 1970s today, no matter where you go.,
Celebrate the Golden Age of Sneakers with SOLED OUT
There's never a bad time to throw some respect on the classics and Sneaker Freaker's latest book, SOLED OUT does all that and more. Over a decade in the making, the title is the ultimate compendium when it comes to celebrating the vintage ads which brought the golden years of sneakers to life. It's a salute to the stories and the people who were involved, and it's even been labeled as a piece of history in itself. Securing your copy is easy, as over 150 retailers worldwide have the title stocked and ready to go.