You've probably already heard about recently emerging styles like athleisure and sportsluxe.
But what began as a small trend - a mixture of luxury and everyday life - has become a new fashion phenomenon for men. And the most ordinary sneakers played a big role in this. In the 90s they were a kind of fashionable canon for men, but in the zero years they became refined and chic. For this, we should be grateful to European fashion houses and stylish sports brands.
A selection of the best sneakers for men
In all the wealth of models, sneakers have become part of everyday life. First, pay attention to the design, material and color scheme before choosing the brand that suits your personal style. Today we will also talk about when and how to wear sneakers, and then you can decide on which team you are - “Adidas” or “Nike”.
Classic sneakers, which are usually enough for 1 year of socks, can be bought at almost any store. As a rule, they are made of fabric (less often of leather), have different shin heights, with or without laces. The most popular brands are Converse and Vans.
Wear these inexpensive shoes in everyday life with t-shirts, jeans, chinos or denim shorts.
In the past few years, interest in retro style sneakers has increased. As in the case of the classic version, they demonstrate an ageless design and comfort, but differ, say, from the “All stars” sole. The ideal materials for them are suede and leather.
Retro style is shown in color. Browse brands and models such as New Balance, Air Max 90 by Nike and Pump by Reebok in a wide variety of colors. I like to choose the right color for jeans and a shirt. For tracksuits and blazers, choose neutral tones. On the other hand, gray, dark blue and black colors give ample opportunities for experimenting with clothing colors.
Modern sporty style
These sneakers are designed for active training in the gym or running on the street. Among the new models can be noted "Roshe Runs" from Nike and "Ultra Boost" from Adidas. Their motley colors (orange, green and blue) can brighten up any men's wardrobe, if properly worn. Therefore, men's sneakers for both sports and everyday wear should be comfortable and matched to your foot.
They look great with athleisure-style clothing: sweatpants (joggers), a neoprene bomber, and T-shirts. Avoid skinny jeans and classic trousers that don't match the sporty style of these sneakers.
Yachting sneakers bring the usual sports style to the level of "luxure", which allows men to wear them with formal suits. Although these luxurious models look similar to the previous ones and retain the same functionality, brands such as Givenchy, Valentino and Saint Laurent sew them from crocodile or python leather, as well as pony skins.
The price of these sneakers is very high, and they require special care, like classic shoes. Never put them on in the gym. Thanks to their smoothness and shine, they look great with a classic suit. Instead of a shirt, put on a T-shirt or sweater under the jacket, and cropped trousers and the absence of socks will add a special grace.
Futuristic avant-garde style requires a special, attentive attitude. It is not suitable for every man. Models produced by “Rick Owens” and “Yohji Yamamoto” are suitable for those who are accustomed to muted plain colors and oversized shoes.
They often have high tibia and combine luxurious and technical fabrics with a sporty design. The color of these sneakers is best suited to plain clothes in white or black.
Sneakers have never been available in such a variety that allows you to include them in almost any men's wardrobe. However, remember: keep them clean and tidy, as well as select those models that match your personal style, and not imposed from outside the trend. When wearing sneakers with a blazer or suit, keep a sense of style, and also consider the relevance and compliance with the protocol of your outfit. They do not have a place in a business office with a dress code, wedding, funeral, or at any other formal events where they are supposed to wear a tie.
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