Gentlemen, if you’ve been wearing the same old sneakers for a while and are interested in alternative footwear but haven’t taken the time to research what’s currently hot, then there is no time like the present.
Long gone are the days of understated, plain footwear for guys. Recently, the boundaries of men’s footwear have broadened and you can find many different designers showcasing their take on the latest trends. What better time to get experimental with shoes, which are typically a man’s primary accessory, than at a time when bold colors, shapes and metallics are so in?
There has been a rise in popularity of chunky, tall sneakers such as the ever-so-coveted Rick Owens and Raf Simons pairs. A slew of other styles of sneakers are also circulating, including more slender and streamlined designs such as the Lanvins. Either way, most of these new sneakers push the limits of conventional shape and construction of casual footwear for men.
As far as formal shoes go, there are limitless possibilities by brands such as Dior Homme, YSL, Yohji Yamamoto. Boots have become incredibly common on the streets for the first time in ages and they are even replacing sneakers for some men. Brands are producing so many different kinds of boots designs lately, from grungy combat boots to sleek ankle boots, and there is a lot to choose from.
Bensimon tennis shoes are also a great option for men this summer.
Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.