The World Cup is here. The most fun you’ll have all summer. Maybe you’re making it out to Russia, maybe you’re watching from the safety of your home or local pub. Whatever the case, you're going to want to watch some football. For Americans who aren't into the sport—especially with the US Men's Team out of the competition this year—it often takes something to pique their interest in soccer. For some, it may be through sneakers. 

For all sneaker lovers who want to get into football, or football lovers who want to get into sneakers, there are plenty of reasons why you should. And the World Cup is the perfect vessel for you to get into the beautiful game.

Here's a guide to everything sneaker-related surrounding World Cup 2018, which will dominate sports conversations from now until the Finals on July 15. We've included a brief history of the game, highlighted some of football's biggest sneakerheads, all the most notable sneaker World Cup-related drops, and anything else you could possibly need to know. Hopefully, we'll convert you or, at the very least, give you a better understanding of the world's favorite game.