As with any accessory, there’s a time a place for it to be worn. Which is the case with sneakers. While you wouldn’t wear a pair of sneakers to a white-collar job or when trudging through inclement, there a many times when you can, and should, wear a pair of sneakers.
Whether you’re getting in a workout, spending your weekend catching up on errands or grabbing a beer with some friends, sneakers are an essential item. In fact, rules have relaxed a little bit on when and where men wear sneakers. It’s not uncommon for a guy to go out and look sharp while wearing an Oxford, khakis and decent sneakers.
With warmer weather eventually making it’s way across the county, this is the perfect time to start picking out a new pair of sneakers. But, with thousands of options available, where does a man begin his search? Well, start here and check out these 5 sneakers selections. We’re confident that we’re going to at least pick up one pair, if not all five…
5. Strange Matter
Designed by veterans of the footwear industry, Strange Matter is a new sneaker brand currently available Barneys New York. The brand includes a number of interesting silhouettes ranging from casual low-top sneakers to something a bit more futuristic. We’re champing the clean low top designs, although the mid-tops are equally impressive. They would pair nicely with a button-down and chinos. You can purchase a pair HERE for $340.
4. Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Mexico 66
Asics teamed up with Japanese sneaker legend Onitsuka Tiger to revive these sneakers that were first introduced during the Mexico Olympic Games 1968. Today, these sneakers are available in a combination of leather, suede and textile uppers for durability. Also featured are textile lining with a perforated, cushioned footbed for all-day comfort and a rubber outsole for traction traction. A sporty, comfortable and stylish option for all occasions. Check out the selection from Zappos.
3. Reebok Classic Reserve “Franchise Vulcanized Series”
After both the success and positive reception of the Vulcanized Workout Low edition, which was a collaboration with Palace Skateboards, Reebok Classic released the “Franchise Vulcanized Series“. The Reebok Classic Reserve collection features four of Reebok’s most iconic models – the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi, Reebok Freestyle Hi, Reebok NPC Mid and Reebok Workout Low. Each sneakers is constructed entirely out of premium suede and come in the following monochromatic colors: Henna, Vital Blue, Stadium Red, Nice Green and Wild Khaki. The sneakers are currently available at select Reebok Classic Reserve retail stockists.
2. J. Crew x New Balance 998 “Inferno”
J.Crew and New Balance recently involved their latest impressive footwear collaboration, which includes the limited-edition “Inferno” 998. One top of the fiery red suede, these sneakers also feature bright orange and hints of deep purple. Besides being available exclusively at J. Crew store, you can grab a pair at the J.Crew online store for $160.
1. Converse Jack Purcell 2014
How can you improve a classic and timeless sneaker? Converse answered that question with the latest premium-built versions of the Jack Purcell for Spring 2014. The latest launch includes everything from quirky patterns twill/leather combinations. Whether you’re looking for a casual sneaker or something that could be worn while dressing up, these are multipurpose sneakers that every man should own.
Besides the latest versions of these iconic sneakers, Converse also released the accompanying Jack Purcell Apparel Collection. The line features graphic tees, polos, a pullover, white button-down and blazer. That should make pairing everything a bit easier. Check out the collection HERE.
Which sneakers are you going to purchase for this year?
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