The Best New Upscale Sneakers for Stylish Guys
The most newsworthy new models, courtesy of Adidas, Nike, and Vans.
Adidas Originals NMD Monochrome in Crisp White
$120; Buy now at adidas.com
A pair of fresh and clean, all-white sneaks, preferably in leather, is an essential for every man. But if you’re looking to add a sportier silhouette to your pristine sneaker collection, this model from Adidas—a new twist on their NMD, otherwise known as the most popular shoe on the planet—you’ll need to act fast. It’s officially launching today.
Nike Blazer Studio Low Vachetta in Tan
$120; Buy now at nike.com
These sleek new shoes arrived on February 18 and instantly sold out on Nike’s website. And for good reason: everyone has great white sneakers or black sneakers these days, but who has an ultra-luxe pair in sophisticated tan leather? If you want a pair you’ll have to do some digging on eBay, check out a smaller sneaker boutique, or hope for a restock if you want to buy them. Good luck!
Our Legacy x Vans Vault Collection
$TBD; More information at vans.com
This collaboration between the skateboarding brand and the Sweden-based fashion house Our Legacy is inspired by the punk scene in California in the 1980s and 90s. The designs are tastefully simple with a slight edge, meaning that men of any age can wear them and look cool without looking like they’re trying too hard. The collab launches any minute now at all Vans Vault retailers. Prices are yet to be announced, but you can expect them to be reasonable.
Nike No Parking Flyknit Racer
$150; Buy now at nike.com
While Flyknits produce a distinct look, the muted color palette of this pair, which will available today at 10am, makes them ultra tasteful and understated (ie. “wearable”). Not only will these complement khakis and dark jeans in a cool, low-key way, but you can take them out for a run, too.
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