There are a lot of women who are shoe freaks (“So WHAT if I spend my entire paycheck on a pair of Louboutins–they were WORTH IT!”), but there’s a growing number of men who are sneaker freaks. Ever see those old episodes of MTV Cribs where you’d see a rapper or a basketball player show you a walk-in closet filled with 300 pairs of sneakers? Yup, those guys are sneaker freaks.
But you don’t have to be an NBA player to be obsessed with your “kicks.” You probably know a guy who always shows up to the bar with a new pair on. And for him, there’s no better gift (aside from a new pair of sneakers, of course) than Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions ($22, Amazon), which is a gorgeous coffee table book that showcases over 300 pairs of limited edition sneakers, profiles of designers, and more.