Whether it’s white sneakers, grey sneakers or black sneakers, the casual sneaker is the staple item of every man’s wardrobe. In a world where sneaker heads queue and resell the hottest sneakers at exorbitant prices, getting your hands on a stylish pair is easier said than done. If you want to add a stylish touch to your look without breaking the bank then we’ve got the answer for you.
Whilst minimalist design sneakers can go with almost any outfit, the same can’t be said for running shoes. The last thing you want to see is one of these paired with a casual suit so pay attention if you want the right look. Picking the right sneakers ultimately comes down to the outfit you’re wearing. A general rule of thumb is that the most versatile suit sneakers are usually the most muted ones. This is especially the case for suits which is often best paired with:
We’ve covered the topic in the past on the difference between a $100 and $1,000 sneaker. According to experts we spoke to, the difference you’ll find often come down to:
- Use of expensive high grade leathers – pebble leather which doesn’t crack as much over time
- Thicker leather – this ensures the shoe retains its shape and looks newer for longer
- Tumbled leather – some mid-range shoe brands use this to achieve a balance between quality and affordability
Cheaper leathers often employ lower quality EVAs in the midsole and use cheaper materials in the upper construction. The degree of quality may vary from brand to brand but the take away from this is that if you’re after a pair of casual shoes for daily duties, a cheap pair will do you just fine.