Men’s sneakers have been dominating the runway this season. From collaborations with popular sports brands like Chanel with Adidas and Virgil Abloh with Nike, more and more high-end brands are upping the ante with their own version of the casual footwear.
The best part about being a man in 2018 is these kicks are extremely versatile. Wearing a spiffy pair of trainers with a suit is acceptable in street style, although some purists may beg to differ. You can also rock a pair of sneakers for casual Fridays at the office, but play your cards right with a clean-looking pair and you’ll be able to rock them all week long.
For Spring/Summer 2018, the styles of designer men’s sneakers range far and wide. Chunky dad shoes are still prevalent as seen in Lanvin and Dior. However, there are some brands such as Bally and Gucci nodding towards slim, retro-esque sneakers like one would wear in a 80s style bowling alley.
If you lean towards the clean and minimal style, fret not. We have some selections for you in the form of Kenzo’s Tennix sneakers and Versace’s Lateral Medusa low-cut sneakers. Basically, there’s something for everyone — read on to find out which designer men’s sneakers are your style this season.
(Header and featured image: Bally)
If you get weirded out by Balenciaga’s popular sock sneaker, you’ll be glad to know that they do have other types of shoes that emulate the look, without being too avant-garde. These trainers are exactly that, exuding a minimal and clean vibe that will give your outfit that touch of finesse.
RM2,800 (approx. conversion), Balenciaga
Take a step back in time with these retro-inspired, white leather sneakers. It’s Bally craftsmanship at its best but reimagined for the modern world. It’s also adorned with the Bally trainspotting stripe for extra brand recognition.
RM1,900 (approx. conversion), Farfetch
Still can’t get enough of Burberry’s Rainbow check? Add more to your cart, especially with these classic high-tops that one can never go wrong with. Wear them with jeans to really accentuate the boldness of the checks.
While Gucci’s Alessandro Michele may have added to the chunky dad sneaker trend with his own versions, our eyes were drawn to this particular silhouette. It takes on the slim, retro-inspired silhouette of bowling shoes and repurposes them with the iconic Gucci stripe and bees.
(price unavailable), Gucci
When you’re wanting a pair of sneakers that are clean and minimal, these Kenzo Tennix sneakers is your star. It’s not overly bold, yet still manages to catch attention with its black and white contrast.
RM900 (approx. conversion), Farfetch
Still can’t get enough of chunky dad sneakers? Welcome this particular baby into your collection with its funky colour-blocking. It is available in several colours, but we feel that this combination is a true representation of retro dads.
RM1,900 (approx. conversion), Lanvin
Indulge in a bit of sub-culture with this pair of laceless sneakers from Rick Owens. In true Rick Owens style, the sneaker is black, smooth, chunky, yet sleek. The perfect pair to match with your other Rick Owens pieces.
RM3,400 (approx. conversion), Farfetch
This pair of sneakers will be able to bring you from weekdays at work to the weekends at your favourite cafe. It’s simple and clean enough to be office-appropriate, yet isn’t completely boring thanks to its colours.
RM2,000 (approx. conversion), Tod’s
While Versace may be known for its loud prints, you don’t necessarily have to go that way. Indulge in their cleaner side, yet show off the Versace Medusa head subtly with this pair of shoes.
RM3,900 (approx. conversion), Versace
Let the Dior Homme B22 sneaker be the chunky shoes to finish off your collection of hefty trainers. It has been seen on the likes of Future, Asap Rocky, Big Sean, and even Bella Hadid. We’re banking on maximum comfort and style when you slip these on, because the wide rubber soles and leather fabric will make everything feel much better.
(price unavailable), Dior