These Grey Sneakers Will Make You The King Of Minimalist Cool

Step into the grey zone.

What’s cooler than cool? Usually, “ice cold” would be the correct response. But in relation to this article, the answer is, in fact, grey sneakers. But not just any grey sneakers, on the contrary, these are the ones that will help you get your Scandinavian minimalist freak on (save for the pairs from New Balance and Orlebar Brown).

So why the fuss over grey sneakers? We imagine many of you may overlook grey as a colour choice when sneaker shopping, but the in-between of white and black can act as a sleek alternative to white, black or even blue sneakers, grey sneakers can provide that extra bit of pop without drawing attention away from your actual garments. They also work better for white or light coloured pants. So if white sneakers aren’t to your personal taste and black and blue take away from your outfit, it’s time to give grey a go.

Our hit list of grey sneakers is versatile both in style and affordability, allowing you to wear them with anything from suits to casual wear to streetwear. With brands including Common Projects, Novesta and Grenson all making the cut, here are the best grey sneakers you need to own right now.

Grey Sneakers FAQ

How do I clean grey sneakers?

Grey sneakers, like any other colours, can be kept in good condition with regular cleaning. For leather and suede grey sneakers, remove excess dirt and debris with a shoe brush before using another soft brush and a mixture of warm water and a small amount of laundry detergent to wipe away dirt. Leave to dry naturally at room temperature. Canvas sneakers can be put in the washing machine.

What goes best with grey sneakers?

Grey sneakers are versatile enough to be paired with both casual and formal outfits. Pair them with light wash, mid-wash or dark/black jeans and autumnal colours for the top, such as olive green, pink and burnt orange. You can also pair them with a variety of coloured chinos or even a navy suit with a dark grey overcoat.

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