Whether you are a man who likes to wear the latest hot fashions on his feet or you’re looking for a great gift for a fashion-conscious husband, boyfriend or son, it is a good idea to stay up to date on what the current sneaker trends are. Sneakers are one of the most versatile and regularly worn items in most men’s wardrobes, and definitely one of the things where a guy can express his personal style and taste, as well as offering a comfortable and practical thing to wear for all different casual occasions. For this reason, you can never really have too many pairs, and if you’re on the lookout for something new, then here are some sneaker styles that have been showing up in the latest collections by the best designers in men’s footwear:
Chunky, Statement Soles
Big-name fashion houses like Balenciaga and Givenchy have been creating some sneakers this year that are practically modern art sculptures, with their unique, modern, and edgy chunky sole designs. A good example is the Jaw sneaker style by Givenchy, which comes in a variety of different looks including hi-tops and mid-tops. It has a thick, robust, and jagged sole design in the front and heel pieces creating the jaw-like look that inspired its name. Statement soles like those on these luxury Givenchy sneakers, which you can check out at SSENSE, can have solid or cut-out profiles, offering even more ways that a pair can look truly individual. They stock the latest collections by the most sought-after fashion labels, and so it’s a great place to find great examples of all of the hip men’s sneaker styles we’re looking at here if you want to add some to your collection!
Another trend that has been the big news of late is minimalist, all-white sneaker designs. These can include classic tennis shoe or skate shoe designs, sporty, athleisure styles in mesh textiles, or even the kind of statement styles like the Givenchy Jaw sneakers mentioned above. Crisp, fresh white sneakers where the laces, branding, and any other detailing are also in white, using texture to add any decoration (for instance, embossed leather logos) offer a sharp, urban look when paired with a modern design or a classy, elegant look when worn on vintage-inspired iconic sports shoe styles.
Hi-tops are in style once again, but with an interesting variation. Rather than the more structured style of a classic hi-top, the latest collections include softer, boot-style hi-tops in neoprene blends and other performance textiles. This close-fitting ‘sock’ style is comfortable and can create some interesting looking shoe shapes. This is a very urban look that works great with athleisure clothing, and there is a lot of variety with both minimalist styles and very bold styles like some of the shoes in the Forever Fendi range by Fendi, which can include striking color accents and oversized branding to create a sporty, unmistakable look.
These are three trends that can also be combined, creating some truly eye-catching men’s sneakers that can completely refresh your casual wardrobe! You can also check various color shirts every man should have in their wardrobe.