Holiday Gift Guide 23: The Best Men’s Sneakers To Step Into The New Year

So, how do you find the right balance for the men in your life? At Stylelujo.com, our team of men's fashion experts have curated a sneaker guide for you. In my perspective, the key lies in discovering a pair of sneakers that seamlessly fits into with his lifestyle. Whether for your brother, husband, in-laws or co-workers..., you'll

By Joseph DeAcetis Published: October 6, 2023

What are the best gifts for men. It’s actually less complicated then you think. As life would have it, we demonstrate gratitude by showering the ones we love with a little something special.

So, how do you find the right balance for the men in your life? At Stylelujo.com, our team of men’s fashion experts have curated a sneaker guide for you.

In my perspective, the key lies in discovering a pair of sneakers that seamlessly fits into with his lifestyle. Whether for your brother, husband, in-laws or co-workers…, you’ll want to select a present that’s useful and tasteful. Gifts for men can range from tools to apparel to grooming and so on, but they should also check the boxes of practical, unexpected, and foster a more modern version for a better way of living.

Whether it’s a great pair of sneakers or…

the best gifts for men do some heavy lifting.

So when your aim is to find the perfect gift, I suggest to think more about product upgrades – and sneakers are always a welcome surprise.

At stylelujo.com, we’ve combed through a fair amount of product and settled on some selections we really like.

Here are the best sneaker gifts for men, guaranteed to impress.

Y-3:

adidas and Yohji Yamamoto Present: the Yohji Yamamoto Stan Smith Sneaker Having first come together over 20 years ago to radically change the fashion landscape by blending fashion and sportswear, this season, adidas celebrates its enduring partnership with the inimitable Japanese visionary Yohji Yamamoto by presenting the Yohji Yamamoto Stan Smith sneaker. Paying homage to a figure that has had an indelible impact on the last two decades of the Three Stripes, adidas Originals brings the legendary designer to one of the brand’s most recognizable icons, with a distinctly Yohji Yamamoto take on the Stan Smith. The timeless silhouette itself arrives in two distinct color iterations: the first features a matte black outsole, a white leather upper, and a black tongue, while the second is an all black make-up with a white tongue. Both looks are finished with a portrait graphic of designer Yohji Yamamoto and his name debossed on the heel.  The Yohji Yamamoto Stan Smith is available globally at Yohji Yamamoto Boutiques, at adidas.comtheshopyohjiyamamoto.com, on CONFIRMED, in store, and through select retailers.

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Dior:

The B57 sneaker is a must have staple from the Dior Men’s Spring 2024 collection. Designed by Kim Jones, these sneakers complete any outfit with bold lines and retro allure, fusing sportswear, and elegance. This model is crafted from materials that offer flexibility and comfort, it is available in a variety of colors – gray, blue, black, red, beige, or cream. Shop the new style now on Dior.com

NOCTA:

NOCTA GLIDE – Triple White and Crimson (Crimson is a Nocta.com Exclusive)

Introducing the NOCTA Glide. ($160)

Drake and Nike’s NOCTA as the new Glide sneaker – Triple White and Crimson colorways (Crimson is exclusive to Nocta.com) drop tonight Oct 25th at 9PM PST / midnight EST via NOCTA.COM. The Triple White Glide also drops on Friday, October 27th at 7AM EST / 10AM PST via NIKE’s SNKRS app. We would love for you to consider featuring.

Inspired by the Zoom Flight 95’s with a signature NOCTA spin. This silhouette is designed with a textile upper that makes for more breathable and lightweight shoe. Inclusive of zoom airbag in the forefoot, durable rubber, GTEK outsole tractions, translucent rubber outsole, and combined with the custom NOCTA logo on the tongue. The NOCTA Glide was a reference to the game of basketball and was made to be worn for lifestyle moments.

CRISMON COLORWAY. BREATHABLE TEXTILE UPPER WITH REFLECTIVE PIPING. SWOOSH ON LATERAL SIDE, TPU NIKE LOGO DETAILS ON UPPER. CUSTOM NOCTA LOGO ON TONGUE AND TPU. 4 LATERAL AND MEDIAL TPU PODS. G-TEK RUBBER OUTSOLE. ZOOM AIR BAG IN THE FOREFOOT. MOLDED AND REFLECTIVE FOXING PIECE. ALL SIZES LISTED ARE MENS U.S. NOCTA.COMEXCLUSIVE COLOR.

STOCKX:

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Jordan 11 Retro DMP, $335

The Jordan 11 Retro DMP’s are essential to achieving style this holiday season. Jordan is known for their holiday drops and the 11 DMP’s are no exception. Jordan 11 holiday drops have traditionally been among the biggest in all of StockX history, and this one will likely see thousands of trades during its release weekStockX has analyzed upcoming releases, past holiday trends, and historical sales and pricing data to predict that this shoe will dominate the secondary market this holiday season.

Novella:

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“The Lion” Price- $385

 Co-Founder Phil Marineau “Sneakers constitute an enduring cornerstone of every gentleman’s wardrobe. However, the task of selecting the ideal pair that effortlessly transitions from daytime to evening can prove to be quite the conundrum. Enter The Lion, a midnight blue jacquard sneakers crafted by Novella—a stylish and comfortable augmentation to any autumn ensemble. Whether paired with jeans, a tailored suit, or a more casual attire, these limited sneakers effortlessly elevate your style.”

AMBITIOUS:

ECLIPSE LACE UP SNEAKER PRICE (USD): $142

Comfortable and stylish, these make for a great everyday sneaker to pair with any look.

Hi-Tec:

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The Destroyer Low ($49.98) is the ultimate city-to-trail performance sneaker that is casual enough for every day but will keep up with you on the trails. The TPR outsole improves grip and durability and mesh upper provides breathability for all day comfort.

GREATS:

GREATS | Royale 2.0

Available | www.greats.com

Price | $189

Available in Men’s & Women’s Sizing

Colors | Ash Grey, Blanco, Cuoio, Dark Brown, Navy, Nero and Triple Black

Sizes | Men’s 7-18 & 22

With the initial release of Royale 2.0, GREATS looked to the past for key design elements from the Royale over the years, bringing back the classic GREATS tack stitch on the Royale’s signature side panel and moving production back to Portugal and Italy for future styles and product. The brand is looking to the future by making the Royale silhouette slimmer and angling certain pieces of the side panel to make the foot appear thinner.

FENDI:

FENDI’s 2023 holiday gift guide – including our icon sneakers.

Available in FENDI boutiques on fendi.com 

PALM ANGELS X TOD’S:

It is at the heart of the creative process of Palm Angels to reimagine classic styles with a daring and new fresh look.

PALM ANGELS REVISITS THE CLASSIC TOD’S TABS SNEAKER BY MIXING THE DISTINCTIVE TRAITS OF THE TWO BRANDS IN A MIGHTIER-THAN-CLASSIC MODEL

For the Fall/Winter 2023 season, Palm Angels applies this transformative approach to the iconic sporty Tod’s tab sneakers which makes it much more than a classic.  The shoe has been infused with a spark of novelty and lightness incorporating tapered lines and a tongue construction inspired by the 70s.  The toe cap has been updated for a more modern look while the Palm Angels logo in gold lurex is highlighted on the back and tongue of the shoe.  The essence of Tod’s DNA is evident on the upper with the embossed T on the lace loop and iconic logo on the back.

Palm Angels x Tod’s sneakers, available for both men and women, will be released on  at Palm Angels boutiques worldwide, on palmangels.comtods.com and at selected international wholesalers.

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Juntos:

Men’s AlpaKnit Lace-Up in Off White. $95. Shop the world’s only alpaca, banana tree & cotton blend lace-up shoes. The shoe’s superfine Alpaca wool material is incredibly soft and cozy, naturally thermoregulating, and ready for anything. Recycled cotton, Alpaca & banana tree blend upper and liner. coconut & sugarcane midsole and insole. Machine washable. Odor resistant. Super lightweight and flexible. Image is courtesy of Juntos.co

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Step into unmatched comfort with the Juntos brand’s innovative use of Hyacaya Alpaca fleece for the upper, sock liner, and insole. Sourced from a single sustainable ranch in the Ecuadorian Andes, this hypoallergenic material, 20% finer than human hair, ensures not just comfort but a conscientious step towards sustainability. Beyond sustainability, Juntos shoes are your perfect travel companion, designed for hassle-free airport experiences. Say goodbye to the frantic shoe-tying rush at TSA checkpoints; the brand’s styles guarantee seamless, stress-free security checks, enhancing your travel ease.

The Surgeon:

custom MTO outfit Dominic “The Surgeon” Ciambrone made for Devin Haney and his fight against Regis Prograis on 12/9 in San Francisco, CA.

The entirely handcrafted and customized ensemble was inspired by Rick Owens. This creative collaboration includes the Rick Owens Girdered Cropped Bomber, SS20 Thomas Lace Shorts, as well as a sneaker – all authentic RO pieces repurposed to create a unique 1-of-1 fit for Haney. The boxing boots include a handcrafted outsole leather wrap, making them functional and practical for being in the ring. The jacket features premium white python in Haney’s initials at the back, with an intricate cross-over lacing design for his boxing shorts and embroidered logos. Designed with the finest materials and with meticulous detail, The SURGEON has further solidified itself as the go-to for skillfully crafted one-of-a-kind pieces.


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