2015 Edition : Top Luxury Sneaker Brands You Should Know
Never before in the history of shoes have the humble sneakers played as pivotal a role in daily dapper dressing, as they do today. For this, we only have our fast-paced, active lifestyles to thank. Whether at work or at school, we need to keep those feet breathing to run around all day, and no one comes to our rescue better than a pair of good old sneakers.
To further the ‘Sportsluxe’ trend of functional fashion, some style savvy sports brands have taken on the work to make sportswear handsome.
We have rounded up a list of few tastefully-crafted sneakers, to help you kick off some sneaker shopping this summer.
Nike is every man’s sure stop for sneaker crushing, but this summer we have our heart stuck on its new FlyKnit Racer Sneakers. These are limited edition sneakers designed on the basis of the insights given by the world’s best marathon runners. They are modelled with a virtually seamless knit upper for targeted support, breath-ability and a snug fit. Sleek, sporty – they are meant for him who loves to fly on his two legs!
Adidas’ Original Stan Smith can never go out of fashion; but this year it has donned on a new look, one that has already beaten any other sneaker in the market. Originally created in 1973 for the tennis star Stan Smith, these iconic shoes have kicked many a man’s closet with their presence. Following their iconic minimalistic design, they have now become sleeker, with full grain leather upper, synthetic lining and tonal rubber outsole for better grip.
The popular couture house Lanvin has designed a new range of sneakers. It has dipped our sturdy sneaker into elegant fashion and has fished out its new Shiny Toe range. This range color blocks-along the toe and the body of the sneaker, leaving the toe glossier than the body. They look extremely elegant and can be paired for all important meetings to give the professional, yet relaxed look.
Nothing grabs more attention than a pair of classic white leather sneakers. Valentino takes them a notch higher with his Striped Low Tops, that are designed on the tennis shoe pattern but with a red/black colored stripe across its vamp with matching laces. To top it all is a rubberized signature studding. These sneakers are head turners.
5. Saint Laurent
If you want to pull off a ‘casual chic’ look, these High Tops are what you need to buy. These sneakers by Saint Laurent come in many designs and patterns with high ankle, perforated stripes and contrasting rubber sole in each. They will give you both the grip and the edge that you need to sport to any outfit.
If you are the symbolic man, J. Crew’s new Vans’ range is for you. These sneakers are the classic canvas sneakers that J. Crew has been gifting to the wold of men since 1966. The only change that has been introduced to these legends are heavy duty nylon laces. Apart from that, they have their regular features of cotton canvas upper, white metal eyelets, vulcanized midsole and gum rubber sole with trademark waffle tread design for traction.
The sneakers that look vintage without costing as much are none other than Retro Sneakers by ASOS. these can be paired both on a casual lunch date or along with semi-formals in office. They have a leather-look design with textile panels, padded cuffs for extra comfort and a durable, flat sole. The shoe can be easily wiped clean. An affordable, low maintenance pair for all casual purposes.
8. Jimmy Choo
You will have to shell out a hefty sum to own these pairs, but they look totally worth it. The Jimmy Choo Belgravia is an extremely handsome pair of sneakers, dressed in classic white and black hues, with crocodile pattern leather embossed over it. What’s not to love?