If the past few years in menswear have proved anything, it’s that kicks are key. With the overarching instinct in menswear now being to loosen up, trainers are increasingly seen as acceptable, if not preferable, alternatives to ‘smarter’ footwear styles like Oxfords and loafers. These are the three kicks that’ll cover all your bases.
The All-White Tennis Sneaker:
Clean, minimalist sneakers are about as close to a dress shoe as a trainer gets. They look great with denim and can dress up a smart-casual outfit. Don’t forget to use a waterproofing and leather protection spray to keep them in pristine condition.
The Fashion Runner:
Lightweight, breathable and boasting an incomparable level of comfort, the runner puts performance first. But it’s not all function, no form: the latest running styles look as good with a smartly cut trouser as a pair of training shorts.
The slip-on sneaker deserves a place in every closet – if only for its ability to be worn with shorts, lightweight chinos and distressed jeans. Choose a canvas version in a colour like beige, black, grey and navy for optimal wearability.