Esquire gift guide: Luxury sneakers

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We want to help you out, so we’re launching The Checkout, your guide to painless shopping or, in this crazy season, gift-buying (God help us all!). This week, premium sneakers for your brother, best friend, or cool dad. 

Ever since Steve McQueen was photographed wearing a pair of white Keds (while casually handling a revolver), men have given in to the allure of the sneaker. Now, we find ourselves in the throes of Peak Sneaker Revolution, which is actually great. Sneakers transmit a devil-may-care coolness. They feel like walking on clouds. And since we live in a world where luxury means transforming the most mundane things into its greatest form, they can even finish off a suit with competence (because they themselves are made well). Here are our picks for giving or, you know, keeping.

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