Although a key staple in any men’s wardrobe, the sneakers has always been regarded as the step-brother to the dressier leather shoes when it comes to high fashion. It belongs to the gym and sporting arena or at best, street fashion wear. However, with the popularization of street style blogs capturing pictures of ‘real’ people in their stylish moments, the line between high-street and high fashion are blurring. During the fashion week season, street style photographers alike are at their busiest, snapping photos after photos of the most fashionable people from around the world, and what we are seeing is a resurrection of the sneakers everywhere, paired with any kind of outfits you can imagine (even a formal suit on some fashion editors). Some may even argue that it has always been popular but never been put under the limelight till now.
The sneaker culture is probably at its prime now and its design has reached new levels of creative ingenuity; they are no longer merely a practical footwear choice for exercise, but have become an integral part of the modern man’s uniform. High fashion brands such as Valentino and Lanvin have even created some great designs that are selling-out everywhere. The sneakers have become a symbol of artistic expression – the right pair you choose can reveal a lot about your personality.
Now, if you are planning to rush out to get yourself a new pair of sneakers, here are 10 of coolest sneaker brands at the moment:
Adidas Originals ZX 700 Trainers
Puma Stepper Trainers
New Balance 1300 Nubuck and Mesh Sneakers
Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ Sneakers
Reebok GL6000 Trainers
Saucony Jazz Low Pro Trainers
And for those of you will deeper pocket, the following high-end designer sneakers will definitely fit your taste…
Valentino Camo-Print Leather and Suede Sneakers
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
Maison Martin Margiela Galaxy-Print Leather Sneakers
Lanvin Leather High Top Sneakers
Balenciaga Fabric and Leather Sneakers
Raf Simons Flower-Print High Top Sneakers