10 Coolest New Tennis Shoes for Men

You don't need us to tell you that, these days, dressing down is the new dressing up—and nowhere is that truer than in the world of footwear. Case in point: the latest crop of tennis shoes. They're just as amazing-looking as your everyday dress shoe or luxe sneaker, except roughly one million times more comfortable. Whether you're wearing them on the court or off, they're sure to do one thing: level-up your style game.

blue swoosh white tennis shoes from nike at j crew photo

1 of 10

Nike Killshot 2s

These J.Crew exclusives made a huge splash when they debuted a few years ago, and it's not hard to see why. J.Crew's refresh of a vintage Nike tennis shoe offers a gum sole, a grey suede mud guard, and (most prominently) Nike's trademark swoosh cutting horizontally across the quarter. The first release of Killshots came exclusively with that swoosh in a navy blue, but J.Crew and Nike have introduced a version with a burgundy one that just dropped. The bad news? It immediately sold out. The good news? Guys have apparently taken their eyes off the still-stylish navy version, which is available now. ($90; jcrew.com)

buy these nike shoes now
white tennis shoes from banana republic photo

2 of 10

Banana Republic Nicklas Leather Sneakers

For those who like the overall look of the Killshots but aren't fans of the swoosh, Banana Republic's Niklas leather sneaker is a great alternative. The beige rubber outsole resembles Nike's killer kicks, while a pop of navy blue color on the heel further evokes their top-notch color balance without veering into full-on copycat territory. ($128; bananarepublic.gap.com)

buy these banana republic shoes now
navy and red gola tennis shoes photo

3 of 10

Gola Classics Men's Tennis Mark Cox Trainer

Inspired by the classic 1975 style worn by tennis great Mark Cox, Gola's Tennis model brings retro '70s cool swinging into the 21st century. With a rugged canvas upper and Gola's trademark wingflash splashed across the quarter, the Tennis stands out without being too flashy. Available in multiple color combos, we're partial to the navy version that comes with a contrasting red wingflash (pictured). It'll slide seamlessly into any existing wardrobe while also adding a dash of spice to your look. ($65; golausa.com)

buy these gola tennis shoes now
white tennis shoes from adidas photo

4 of 10

Adidas Stan Smiths

Stan Smiths are to tennis shoes as Kleenex is to facial tissue; for a lot of guys, these aren't just a tennis shoe, they're the tennis shoe—and it's easy to see why. With a simple all-white profile and a pop of color on the heel, you can pair your Stans with almost any outfit (even suits—as long as they run slim) to instantly inject a bit of casual cool. ($120; amazon.com)

buy these adidas shoes now
black and white tennis shoes from adidas photo

5 of 10

Adidas Originals Men's Samba MC Lifestyle

Though technically a "soccer sneaker" and not a tennis shoe (if we must split hairs), the Samba is a great alternative for guys who want to tack away from tried-and-true iconic looks. While the Sambas may lack the name recognition of, say, Killshots or Stan Smiths, you don't have to look very far to find out how to wear them with perfect summer style: just search Flaked on Netflix and wear them exactly like Will Arnett's character. (Pro tip: copy that and only that from the character.) ($69; ebay.com)

buy these adidas shoes now
tan nubuck tennis shoes from johnston and murphy photo

6 of 10

Johnston & Murphy McFarland Moc Toe Sneaker

Those familiar with Johnston & Murphy's leather dress shoes and boots won't be surprised to learn that the company's tennis shoe is among the most stylish and comfortable on the market. Combining full grain leather and soft nubuck on the outside with a sheepskin lining on the inside, you could easily stand—and stand out—in the McFarlands all day. ($149; johnstonmurphy.com)

buy these johnston & murphy shoes now
white and green tennis shoes from puma photo

7 of 10

Puma Cali-0 Vintage Sneakers

Inspired by the laidback vibes of 1980s California, Puma's Cali-0 are all attitude. With a thick gum leather sole, leather uppers and a contrasting Puma formstrip in either blue or green, the Cali-0's will imbue your look with authentic California cool. ($100; us.puma.com)

buy these puma shoes now
black leather tennis shoes from lacoste photo

8 of 10

Lacoste Lerond BL Leather Sneakers

You can't talk about tennis shoes without talking about Lacoste, the brand created and inspired by the stylish French player Rene Lacoste. It's been 90 years since Lacoste first introduced the iconic tennis shirt to the world, but the brand continues to draw inspiration from his effortless cool, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Leronds. The word "elegant" isn't often used to describe tennis shoes, but with a near-perfect design and a simple but arresting color scheme, it feels appropriate here. ($90; lacoste.com)

buy these lacoste shoes now
black leather tennis shoes from cole haan photo

9 of 10

Cole Haan Grand Pro Tennis Sneaker

Designed to be ultra lightweight, the Grand Pros marry form and function in a near-perfect combination. Whereas most shoes on this list offer a pop of contrasting color from either the sole, the overlay or both, the sleekness of the all black Grand Pros stands out. ($130; shop.nordstrom.com)

buy these cole haan shoes now
black leather tennis shoes from ted baker photo

10 of 10

Ted Baker London Thawne Sneaker

As you might expect from Ted Baker London, the Thawne is both exceptionally well designed and incredibly well made. A thin black line permeates the white rubber sole, adding a touch of high-design that helps the Thawnes stand out, and the sleek leather upper comes available in four to-die-for colors (including dark shades of grey and red that you don't often see in tennis shoes). ($200; shop.nordstrom.com)

buy these ted baker shoes now