There are more sneaker styles on sale today than ever. From pared-back, minimal designs through to hiking inspired silhouettes and running shoes, sneaker styles can drastically change the feel of a look.
From the brands that do them best to styling tips and how to wear them, here are four sneaker styles worth considering.
Minimal sneakers - Oliver Cabell
There’s no denying the merit of minimal sneakers. Simple of design and, when chosen well, extremely well made and built to last, they can be worn with virtually anything and look great. Oliver Cabell’s Low 1 model is a great place to start if you’re on the hunt for some of your own. Made from Italian calfskin leather and with a clean silhouette, try wearing them with jeans and an overshirt and you can’t go wrong.
Tennis shoes - ETQ
Tennis shoes have changed quite a bit since they were first invented to improve player’s agility on the court. Today they boast all manner of technology and lightweight materials to aid with performance, but back in the day they were simpler designs. ETQ has taken inspiration from vintage styles with its LT 04 Off-Court shoe, which boasts a chunky sole, simple white leather construction and a green heel tab.
Slip on trainers - CQP
Slip on trainers are arguably the most comfortable of styles, thanks to their slipper-like construction and feel. Popularised by the skate community, slip on trainers’ low construction and often deconstructed feel ensures they’re suitable for summer, making this CQP take ideal for the warmer months. Made from Italian suede and with a leather lining, they’re a luxe take that’s been handmade for a long lasting appeal.
Retro running shoes - Filling Pieces
Retro running shoes have made a big comeback over the past couple of years, with big name brands turning to their archives for inspiration. Filling Pieces has gone for an entirely new design though with its Kyoto Jet Elara model, which borrows the basic runner silhouette and updates it with an all black colourway, a premium nappa leather, suede and mesh upper and a custom designed ‘Jet’ sole.
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