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100 Gift Ideas for the Sneakerhead

From Summery Pool-Inspired Shoes to Kendrick Lamar's Designs

— December 17, 2016 — Fashion
Included in this cluster of gifts for the sneakerhead, a vast variety of footwear is featured -- with styles drawing from both vintage and futuristic motifs.

Taking a break from Snapchat, DJ Khaled designed his own Air Jordan 16s. Meanwhile, Drake put a minimalist OVO-branded spin on the Air Jordan 6 lows. Rihanna also dropped a few new designs with Puma, giving fans of the Creeper some more color and material options. 2016 also saw a comeback of Velcro and glow-in-the-dark styles.

As with sportswear, footwear took a step back to the 1990s -- with many classic models returning in a new way. One such example in this list of gifts for the sneakerhead includes Nike's Godzilla-inspired colorway for the Air Max CB 34. Also prominent is the Vans and Disney collaboration, which saw Toy Story's lovable characters adapted to skate shoes.
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Collaborative Cynical Sneakers
Collaborative Cynical Sneakers
These New Air Force 1s Were Made with the Anti Social Social Club
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Organically Embellished Sneakers
Organically Embellished Sneakers
Reebok's Liquid Speed Models Feature Printed '3D Drawings'
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98
Baseball Team-Inspired Sneakers
Baseball Team-Inspired Sneakers
These Turquoise Air Jordans Were Made to Honor the Florida Marlins
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97
Wool-Clad Basketball Sneakers
Wool-Clad Basketball Sneakers
Pendleton Wool Linked with Nike to Makeover Some of Its Classics
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96
Electric Blue Basketball Sneakers
Electric Blue Basketball Sneakers
These New Air Jordan 12s Feature a Bold 'Deep Royal' Colorway
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95
Emerald Padded Sneakers
Emerald Padded Sneakers
The New adidas ZX Flux Has a Collar with Extra Cushioning and Better Grips
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94
Retro Hip Hop Sneakers
Retro Hip Hop Sneakers
These Luxurious Sneakers from Puma Honor New York's 1980s Culture
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93
Dip-Dyed Indigo Sneakers
Dip-Dyed Indigo Sneakers
Tenue De Nîmes Joined with Converse for a Pair of Hand-Dyed High-Tops
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Collaborative Doodled Sneakers
Collaborative Doodled Sneakers
These Reebok and Vetements Sneakers Feature Many Unique Drawings
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DJ-Designed Sneakers
DJ-Designed Sneakers
The 'French Blue' Air Jordan 16 Was Made with DJ Khaled
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Rebooted Wheat Sneakers
Rebooted Wheat Sneakers
Nike Released a New Air Griffey Max 1 with a Subdued Colorway for Fall
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89
Revitalized Fan-Favorite Sneakers
Revitalized Fan-Favorite Sneakers
The New Air Jordan 12s Have an Ice Blue and Deep Purple Colorway
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Rough Suede Basketball Sneakers
Rough Suede Basketball Sneakers
The New Jordan Westbrook Features a Clean Minimalist Look
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87
Chunky Canvas Sneakers
Chunky Canvas Sneakers
GANRYU and COMME des GARÇONS Designed a Pair of Stylish Monochrome Shoes
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86
Rapper-Designed Classic Sneakers
Rapper-Designed Classic Sneakers
These New Reebok Classics Were Made with Kendrick Lamar's Input
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Simple Rapper Sneakers
Simple Rapper Sneakers
The Latest OVO x Air Jordan Collaboration Celebrates Drake's Views Album
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84
Crimson Suede Basketball Sneakers
Crimson Suede Basketball Sneakers
Nike Updated Its Soldier 10 Model with a Black and Red Colorway
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Vibrant Polka Dot Sneakers
Vibrant Polka Dot Sneakers
Japan's Kolor Collaborated with adidas for a Playfully Decorated Series
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Sleek Supportive Sneakers
Sleek Supportive Sneakers
The JD Sports Air Max is a Streamlined Version of a Classic Nike Model
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Relaunched Beer-Branded Sneakers
Relaunched Beer-Branded Sneakers
Vans is Bringing Back a Nostalgic Design to Honor Coors Light
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Revitalized Teal Sneakers
Revitalized Teal Sneakers
These Updated Air Max 90s Have a Refreshing Cool-Toned Colorway
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Sleek Charcoal Sneakers
Sleek Charcoal Sneakers
The New 'Mid Flyknit' from Nike Features a Minimalist Monochrome Look
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Camouflage Anniversary Sneakers
Camouflage Anniversary Sneakers
BAPE and Reebok Joined for an Update of the 'Question Mid' Model
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Japanese Baseball Sneakers
Japanese Baseball Sneakers
The Hiroshima Toyo Carp Slip-Ons from Vans Honors the Japanese Team
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Shark-Inspired Sneakers
Shark-Inspired Sneakers
These BAPE Sneakers Feature the Brand's Iconic Shark Face on the Upper
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Maroon Shelled Sneakers
Maroon Shelled Sneakers
The New Nike Foamposite One Features a More Neutral Fall-Ready Colorway
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Celebratory Skateboarder Sneakers
Celebratory Skateboarder Sneakers
This New 'Busenitz Pro' from adidas Tributes Its History
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Artful Toronto-Themed Sneakers
Artful Toronto-Themed Sneakers
Nike Created a Tribute Sneaker for the Nuit Blanche Toronto Show
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Retro All-White Sneakers
Retro All-White Sneakers
These Newly Released Triple White Nikes Pay Tribute to the 1990s
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Knitted 3D-Printed Sneakers
Knitted 3D-Printed Sneakers
This New Balance Collaboration with Concepts is Sleek and Comfortable
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70
Monochrome Snakeskin Sneakers
Monochrome Snakeskin Sneakers
The New Vans 'Mono Python' Collection was Made with WTAPS' Help
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69
California Hip Hop Apparel
California Hip Hop Apparel
Snoop Dogg and Mark Gonzales Were a Part of adidas' 'L.A. Stories' Line
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68
Sleek Lace-Covered Sneakers
Sleek Lace-Covered Sneakers
The New Adidas Y-3 Features Patterned Hiking Laces All Over the Upper
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67
Urbanized Trail Sneakers
Urbanized Trail Sneakers
This Updated 'Trailbuster' from New Balance Now Comes in Tan and Burgundy
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Vibrant Hat-Paired Sneakers
Vibrant Hat-Paired Sneakers
FRONTEER's Collection Features Primary Colors and Child-Like Cuts
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65
All-Onyx Sneaker Updates
All-Onyx Sneaker Updates
These New Black Nike Air Max 95s Modernize a Popular Retro Design
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64
Suede Wine Sneakers
Suede Wine Sneakers
These Casual Burgundy adidas Sneakers Feature Artful Branding on the Sides
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Shanghai-Inspired Sneakers
Shanghai-Inspired Sneakers
This New Vans Classic Slip-On Comes from a Collaboration with ACU
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Rugged Wool Sneakers
Rugged Wool Sneakers
Missoni and Converse Teamed Up for the 'Hiker' Chuck Taylor All Star Remodel
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Luxe Rapper-Inspired Sneakers
Luxe Rapper-Inspired Sneakers
Kid Cudi Influenced These Italian Leather Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers
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Relaunched Monster-Themed Sneakers
Relaunched Monster-Themed Sneakers
Nike is Introducing the Air Max CB 34 with a Godzilla Colorway
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Simplistic Leather-Wrapped Sneakers
Simplistic Leather-Wrapped Sneakers
These New Nike Blazers Have a Sleek & Highly Versatile Design
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Luxe Skull-Branded Sneakers
Luxe Skull-Branded Sneakers
mastermind JAPAN Added Its Logo on a New Version of Buscemi Sneakers
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57
Luxe Python Sneakers
Luxe Python Sneakers
'The Remade' Added to the adidas Originals NMD with Gold Locks and Snakeskin
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56
Deconstructed Classic Sneakers
Deconstructed Classic Sneakers
'size?' Adapted Some Classic Reeboks for a More Minimalist Look
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Classic Quilted Sneakers
Classic Quilted Sneakers
Converse Created Just 500 Pairs on Its New 'Jack Purcell' Release
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Reporter-Made Paisley Sneakers
Reporter-Made Paisley Sneakers
Craig Sager Joined with Nike for a Charitable Air Force 1 Update
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Colorful Kaleidoscope-Print Sneakers
Colorful Kaleidoscope-Print Sneakers
The COOGI x Puma Clyde Line Features a Classic 90s Print
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Replenished Singer Sneakers
Replenished Singer Sneakers
The FENTY Sneaker Boot by Puma and Rihanna Makes a Bold Statement
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Co-Branded Python Sneakers
Co-Branded Python Sneakers
The Shoe Surgeon Designed a Lavish Pair of Vlone Nike Air Force 1s
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Creamy Rapper-Designed Sneakers
Creamy Rapper-Designed Sneakers
These New Golf Wang Vans Feature Playful Cartoon-Like Branding
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Three-Striped Snakeskin Sneakers
Three-Striped Snakeskin Sneakers
The 'Concord Mid II' From Adidas Comes in Sand and Black
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Minimally Branded Silver Sneakers
Minimally Branded Silver Sneakers
The New Air Jordan 1s Feature an Eye-Catching Metallic Colorway
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Lizard-Like Custom Sneakers
Lizard-Like Custom Sneakers
The 'Shoe Surgeon' Adapted a Pair of Air Jordans with a Textured Upper
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Leather Lace Tassels
Leather Lace Tassels
Takafumi Arai's Sneaker Accessories Offer Instant Shoe Customization
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Pool-Inspired Sneakers
Pool-Inspired Sneakers
The New Air Max Plus Model from Nike is Patterned with Stunning Blue Water
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Kid's Jack-o'-Lantern Sneakers
Kid's Jack-o'-Lantern Sneakers
Nike Updated Its 'Foamposite' Model with a Playful Halloween Theme
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Race Car-Inspired Sneakers
Race Car-Inspired Sneakers
These Maison Margiela Shoes Feature a Bright Checkered Flag Design
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Heat-Cooling Athletic Sneakers
Heat-Cooling Athletic Sneakers
The York Athletics Henry Mid Shoe Features Dri-Freeze Cooling
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Chef-Inspired Sneakers
Chef-Inspired Sneakers
This adidas Collaboration with Eddie Huang Was Made to Be Kitchen-Ready
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Modernized Velcro Sneakers
Modernized Velcro Sneakers
adidas Originals Gave Its Popular Stan Smith Model an Attractive Update
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Canvas Camouflage Sneakers
Canvas Camouflage Sneakers
adidas' 'Top Ten Hi' Shoes Stylishly Revitalize a Retro Model
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Ski Boot-Inspired Sneakers
Ski Boot-Inspired Sneakers
The adidas and Yohji Yamamoto Shoes Have a Futuristic Construction
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Co-Branded Rapper Sneakers
Co-Branded Rapper Sneakers
The New Yeezy Boost 350s Features BAPE's Often-Used Camouflage Pattern
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Seasonal Basketball Shoes
Seasonal Basketball Shoes
These Summer Sneakers Feature Bright Hues and a Lightweight Structure
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Weatherized Urban Sneakers
Weatherized Urban Sneakers
The adidas Gore-Tex Stan Smith Shoes are Designed for Winter Weather
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Rugged Thermal Sneakers
Rugged Thermal Sneakers
The Converse 'Thermo-Boot Hi' is Water-Repellent and Keeps Feet Warm
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Color-Blocked Fur Sneakers
Color-Blocked Fur Sneakers
Fendi Covered the Entire Upper of Its Shoe in an Elaborate Fur Design
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Luxe Collaborative High-Tops
Luxe Collaborative High-Tops
These KITH and Fear of God Sneakers Feature a Statement Construction
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Wintry Running Apparel
Wintry Running Apparel
Lululemon's 'Run for Cold' Collection is Insulated, Yet Breathable
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Charitable Fuchsia Sneakers
Charitable Fuchsia Sneakers
Victor Cruz Joined with the Sneaker Room for the 'Pink Fire' Release
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Tooth-Like Leather Sneakers
Tooth-Like Leather Sneakers
These UNDERCOVER Boots Feature a Thick Sole and a Sleek Black Upper
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Stylish Water-Repellent Sneakers
Stylish Water-Repellent Sneakers
The Nike Lupinek Flyknit Has a Special Coating for Winter
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Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Sneakers
Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Sneakers
Saucony Originals Released a New Design Intended for Latte-Lovers
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Late Skateboarder Sneakers
Late Skateboarder Sneakers
Profits from Dylan Rieder's Design Will Go to Macmillan Cancer Support
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Moon-Inspired Sneakers
Moon-Inspired Sneakers
Nike's All-Over Gray Lunar Magista II Flyknit Features a Sleek Construction
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Luxe 70s-Inspired High-Tops
Luxe 70s-Inspired High-Tops
These COACH Sneakers are Said to Draw from Old-School Hip Hop Culture
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Affordable Cloud-Like Sneakers
Affordable Cloud-Like Sneakers
The adidas Cloudfoam Ultra Zen Was Updated with a Simple Colorway
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Breathable Wool-Like Sneakers
Breathable Wool-Like Sneakers
These New Nike Lunar Force 1s Come in Nubuck, Leather and Flyknit
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Conceptual Biodegradable Sneakers
Conceptual Biodegradable Sneakers
The adidas Futurecraft Biofabric Shoes are Made Using Biosteel
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Streamlined Lightweight Sneakers
Streamlined Lightweight Sneakers
Vans Released a Selection of New Light Weight Sneakers for Fall
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Masculine Salmon Sneakers
Masculine Salmon Sneakers
These New Ronnie Fieg Asics Boast Collaborative Branding with KITH
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Glowing Classic Sneakers
Glowing Classic Sneakers
Adidas' Newest Ultra Boosts Boast Illuminated Design Accents
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Regally Decorated Sneakers
Regally Decorated Sneakers
These New Air Jordan 4s are Finished Off with a Number of Gold Accents
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Footwear Bar Pop-Ups
Footwear Bar Pop-Ups
The 'Classics & Classics' Pop-Up Offers Footwear and Drink Pairings
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Velvet Holiday Sneakers
Velvet Holiday Sneakers
Rihanna and Puma's Collaboration Will Launch Another Collection Next Month
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Refreshed Transparent Sneakers
Refreshed Transparent Sneakers
The Collaborative Nike Air Max LD-Zero Received a Sleek New Update
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Distressed Designer Sneakers
Distressed Designer Sneakers
These New Golden Goose Sneakers Feature Glitter and Unique Graphics
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Breathable All-Black Sneakers
Breathable All-Black Sneakers
The New Nike Air Huaraches Fuse a Futuristic Look with Functionality
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Minimalist Light-Up Sneakers
Minimalist Light-Up Sneakers
These Sneakers Offer an Adult Version of Light-Up Sneakers
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Wheat-Inspired Sneakers
Wheat-Inspired Sneakers
The New Air Max BW from Nike Has a Beige Leather and Suede Construction
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Reality Star Sneaker Editorials
Reality Star Sneaker Editorials
This Kylie Jenner Puma Campaign Promotes the Fierce KRM Trainer
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Textured Sweater Sneakers
Textured Sweater Sneakers
These Custom Nikes Were Inspired by Coogi Sweaters from the 1970s
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Integrated Concept Sneakers
Integrated Concept Sneakers
MR COMPLETELY Combined the adidas Gazelle with the Puma Creeper
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Frosty Rose Sneakers
Frosty Rose Sneakers
The New 'Tubular Entrap' from Adidas Features a Futuristic Feminine Look
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Robot-Made Sneakers
Robot-Made Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft M.F.G Sneakers are Made Almost Entirely by Robots
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Moccasin-Inspired Sneakers
Moccasin-Inspired Sneakers
French Footwear Brand N.D.G. Released a Line Dubbed 'Native Runs'
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Sand-Hued Sneakers
Sand-Hued Sneakers
These Mid-Top Sneakers Offers Spectacular Style and Comfort
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2
Opulent Sneaker Reworks
Opulent Sneaker Reworks
These Custom Louis Vuitton Sneakers Utilize the Ultra Boost Model
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Disney Cartoon Sneakers
Disney Cartoon Sneakers
Vans is Releasing a Line of Toy Story Shoes in Collaboration with Disney
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