To be quite candid, sneakers are meant for more than just a workout session at the gym, in today’s world, they have become a staple in every man’s (and woman’s, for that matter) wardrobe and can be a fashion statement as well as workout gear.
Here are basic rules on how you can wear all types with style
- Buy sneakers that suit your current wardrobe
- Wear them to the right occasions (don’t go too casual)
- Keep ’em clean
- Basic Sneakers – These are your Converse, Vans, etc., types. Sometimes they come in leather, but they’re typically found in canvas and in basic colors. On the whole, they’re generally affordable and easy to wear / clean.
- Refined Luxury Sneakers – They might bear a resemblance to the basic sneakers, but they’re more expensive and often made from suede or leather by brands like Tom Ford, Lanvin & Saint Laurent. These are not something you take to a music festival.
- Classic Sports Sneakers – Think Nike Air Max 90, Reebok Pump, Asics, Tiger and other forms of old school sport greatness. What was once ready for the track and field is now kept safely in a shoe collection at home.
- Current Sport Sneakers – Again, these are your Nike, Adidas and Puma brands, but with modern styling and shapes.
- High-fashion Sneakers – These are the work of brands like Givenchy, Christian Louboutin, Maison Martin Margiela, Diemme and even Giuseppe Zanotti. They’re loud and designed to be noticed.
- High Tech – This special group may not be universally recognized yet, but I hear by dub it “High Tech.” This is the category for the likes of Rick Owens and other designers who are really pushing the limits of sneaker design.