What do you buy the sneakerhead who has it all?

The most wonderful – and stressful – time of the year is almost upon us, which means another hectic search for the perfect present. That becomes even more of a challenge when shopping for a sneakerhead. These are finicky people by nature, not easily impressed and certainly never content with the run-of-the-mill.

If you’re struggling to find something that’s ‘exclusive‘ enough, why not let The Sole Supplier do all the hard work? Here’s a definitive guide on what to buy for him this Christmas.



Supreme Book by Aaron Bondaroff

The hype culture would be nothing without this brand which first opened its doors in NYC. Whilst most collectors are quick to wear the apparel, few are familiar with the story which saw the brand rise from obscurity to become one of the best in the game. Writer Aaron Bondaroff takes you on this exciting journey complete with exclusive interviews and an unmatched archive of photos. £28 via Amazon UK



Nike Vapormax CS Triple Black

For the sneakerhead who just can’t stand to ruin a perfectly good pair of creps comes the ‘CS’ version of the Vapormax. There’s no need to dodge puddles anymore. The conventional Primeknit is replaced in favour of hard-wearing mesh and a water-proof lace surround. £170 via Foot Locker UK



Yeezy Season 5 Calabasas Print Socks

Who said socks are a boring present?! It’s no good rocking the latest footwear if it’s not accompanied with a pair of dope socks. From Kanye West’s fashion line comes the ‘Calabasas’ printed socks. Several retailers have already sold-out! £20 via Selfridges (Use code SELFCCE for 20% off)



Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

Drown out all background noise and enjoy wireless functionality with the most impressive Bose headphones yet. The exceptional sound quality is guaranteed to impress, if not that battery life which lasts for more than 24-hours. £329.99 via Selfridges



Off-White ‘Brushed Arrows’ iPhone Case

To the average person, this iPhone case may look somewhat basic given the doodle-like sketch. But as with many pieces from Virgil Abloh’s Off-White range, the non-conventional design is what makes it so appealing. £49 via End. Clothing



Kick Posters 

No sneakerheads bedroom is complete without some wall art, preferably that which showcases their favourite pair of kicks. Fortunately, there are hundreds of prints to choose from at KickPosters.com, the same artist that worked alongside adidas to design individual postcards, gifted with every sneaker release. Choose from some of the most iconic creps from Yeezys to Ultra Boost, Air Maxs and Jordans – each printed on A2 250gsm Silk paper. £15  via KickPosters.com (Use code BLK25 for 25% off)



Fitbit Fitness Band

For the guy that actually wears trainers to work-out in, why not get them the ultimate in wearable technology? The Fitbit is regarded as the best when it comes to upping performance. The stylish band is a far cry from those chunky fitness monitors worn by middle aged gym teachers or drill sergeants. A sleek exterior holds an array of impressive tech. £139.99 via Selfridges



adidas NMD R1 Primeknit Glitch Camo Grey

If it weren’t for the sheer amount of high-heat sneaker releases in the last several months, there’s no way these NMDs would still be available. In fact, this is just the type of colourway to command more than double on resell platforms such as eBay. Somehow, there’s still a chance to cop! £111 via adidas UK (Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off)



Fisher Space Pen

The humble pen still has its place in this technological world and there’s no better stocking filler than Fisher’s Space Pen. It’s the optimum size to be carried in a pocket but when opened to its full size, it’s a perfectly balanced writing implement. There’s a reason this masterpiece was showcased at the New York Museum of Modern Art. £28 via Selfridges (Use code SELFCCE for 20% off)



Yeenjoy Studio Sneaker Yeezy Incense Chamber

You’d have to be mad to spend over £600 on an incense chamber, right?! Don’t be quick to dismiss this dope example of Chinese craftsmanship. Yeenjoy Studio is highly regarded in the world of ceramics with much of their range appreciating over time. If you must invest in sneaker art, let it be this. £615 via END. Clothing (Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off)



Nike Air Max 97 Collection

There’s way too many stylish AM97 colourways to pick just one. Thankfully, you get to choose from more than 20 ranging from water-proof ‘Ultra’ silhouettes to the luxurious suede and leather crafted styles. Whether he prefers his footwear understated or eye-popping, you can’t go wrong with this iconic trainer. £130 via several UK stockists



Casio G-Shock 35th Anniversary Watch

For the urban dweller, nothing beats the chunky and masculine G-Shock, an essential street-ready timepiece. From humble beginnings in 1983, this staple now arrives in a variety of 35th anniversary editions, boasting the latest technology. £114 via END. Clothing (Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off)



1000 Sneakers by Mathieu Le Maux

Another essential addition to any hype beast’s book shelf gives a visual history of the world’s most coveted footwear. From the very first Air Force 1s and OG Jordans to the more contemporary Yeezy releases, this guide manages to capture the heart of what makes sneaker collecting so addictive. £20 via Amazon UK



Yeezy Season 5 adidas Calabasas Sweater

The best thing about receiving a present is getting something that you’d never justify buying for yourself. Take for example, this sweater as part of Kanye West’s Yeezy line which is selling for an eye-watering amount. Sure, it’s only a sweater but with that iconic Calabasas branding, this is a statement piece. £199 via END. Clothing (Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off)



iPhone X

If you’re feeling especially generous, the latest in Apple technology is finally available. Arguably, the most attractive smart phone on the market, this sleek model isn’t just about good looks but promises state of the art functionality thanks to the A11 bionic chip. Unlock the phone with FaceID and pay for all those sneaker purchases instantly with Apple Pay. £999 via Selfridges



adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Triple Black

The look on his face when he opens that adidas shoebox to reveal this year’s most coveted Ultra Boost colourway will be priceless. Sneakerheads are still going nuts for this ‘Triple Black’ rendition even though it rapidly sold-out earlier this year. Given the hype, prices are surprisingly affordable and just a little over retail via eBay. £170 – 190 via eBay



Bang & Olufsen BEOPLAY A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Meet the world’s best portable speaking from audio specialists Bang & Olufsen. Despite weighing in at just 0.6kg, the noise quality and volume is nothing short of astounding. This miniature boom box boasts a 24-hour battery life, features a microphone and Bluetooth capability which links up to any smartphone or tablet. £199 via END. Clothing



Jason Markk Sneaker Cleaning Travel Kit

What sneakerhead doesn’t worry about getting their fresh kicks dirty? Jason Markk is one of the best in the game when it comes to sneaker restoration products. This handy travel sized kit is small enough to be carried in a rucksack and even has a see-through window for airport security. £20 via END. Clothing



GoPro Hero5 Camera

How else are they going to take the perfect Insta shot?! Showcasing the latest footwear on-feet requires a compact camera with all the latest tech. This GoPro is the most compact of the range, easily fitted in a pocket but powerful enough to shoot 4k video and 10MP photos. £299 via Selfridges



Dr Jackson’s Relax Tea

We all know someone who needs to chill out, and sometimes a little relaxation is needed during the madness that is Christmas. From legendary Pharmacologist Dr Simon Jackson comes this anxiety-busting natural tea to relax away those heebie-jeebies. Best drank the morning after a heavy night out. £21 via END. Clothing



Samsung Galaxy S8

For those championing android devices over Apple’s iPhone, nothing beats the powerhouse that is the Samsung Galaxy S8. A glorious infinity display showcases an endless surface but the best bits are revealed after the phone unlocks via iris scanning technology. More affordable than the iPhone but packed with just as many innovations. £689 via Selfridges



Off-White Diagonal Stripes Scarf

Virgil Abloh’s signature stripes feature to this chunky varsity-inspired scarf. The loud and over-the-top theme is just the sort of accessory that pairs perfectly with any of those Off-White x Nike silhouettes. £109 via END. Clothing



Boosted V2 Dual+ Electric Longboard

The ultimate gift for any big kid, this electric powered longboard makes light work of the morning commute. Speeds top 22mph with “4 times the power that elite Tour de France riders generate when climbing a mountain.”  And thanks to the user friendly settings for beginners, you needn’t be as skilled as Tony Hawk to get the most from the Boosted V2 Dual+. £1,499 via Amazon UK



Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit

Whilst the ‘CS’ version of the Vapormax promises ultimate protection from the elements, let’s not forget about the comfort and style of the conventional range. Nike’s most popular silhouette for 2017 is characterised by that chunky Air Unit which delivers revolutionary comfort. Choose from more than 15 colourways. £170 via several UK stockists



VANS x The North Face Basecamp Duffel Bag

The hugely-popular VANS x The North Face footwear collection launched alongside accessories as well as this basecamp ruck-sack. As you’d expect, premium materials come together with striking style cues. The bold red colourway brings just the right amount of attitude and thanks to the innovative straps, this can be worn over the shoulder or held like a satchel. £79 via END. Clothing (Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off)



Amazon Echo Dot

For the guy that struggles to book a dentist appointment let alone organise his life comes this compact gadget from Amazon. Think of Alexa as your very own personal assistant. Order a take-away, get recipe suggestions, listen to breaking news or set reminders and make a busy day-to-day schedule that little bit more bearable. The Echo Dot can even hear your requests from the next room and play your favourite music. £34.99 via Amazon



The North Face Tent Mule III

No Christmas gift guide would be complete without a pair of slippers. But these are no ordinary slippers. The North Face designed the ‘Tent Mule’ to be worn after a long day on the slopes, so you can only imagine the comfort factor. As a bonus, the nylon upper and rubber outsole makes them tough enough for those everyday chores, namely taking the bins out! £42 via END. Clothing (Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off)