While summer and winter are reasonably predictable in terms of weather and hence footwear choice, spring and autumn can be a little more difficult. The transitional months present a cocktail of crisp, clear days and unprecedented downpours. This means we need to put extra thought into our spring 2020 footwear options. Any regular readers will know that at OPUMO we’re partial to a pair of leather men’s sneakers, so it’s only right that we round up our top men’s spring 2020 sneakers.

Uniform Standard Series 3 White Tumbled Leather/Suede

Taking inspiration from the iconic German army trainer of the mid-19th century, Uniform Standard’s Series 3 sneaker features premium tumbled Italian leather uppers and a contrast suede trim toecap. In keeping with Uniform Standard’s focus on sustainability, these smart trainers for men stand on top of a 70% recycled rubber cupsole and boast a 100% recycled moulded footbed and 100% recycled cellulose insole board. 

As far as styling is concerned, the German army trainer grew from being a dedicated athletics trainer to a sought-after designer shoe for men thanks to its minimal appeal. Uniform Standard’s Series 3 is a blessing for male wardrobes the world over: this minimal men’s trainer isn’t fussy. Style with jeans or tailored trousers, Series 3 will shine either way.


  1. Navy Leather Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  2. Taupe Nubuck Series 8 Sneakers
    £140
  3. Triple Ecru Leather Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  4. Triple Black Leather 8 Series Sneakers
    £140
  5. White Leather Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  6. Triple Grey Suede Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  7. Triple White Leather Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  8. Stone Suede & Nubuck Series 3 Sneakers
    £140
  9. Putty Triple Suede Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  10. Triple Navy Leather Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  11. Triple Black Leather Series 1 Sneakers
    £140
  12. Double Black Leather Series 8 Sneakers
    £140
  13. Ghost Suede Series 8 Sneakers
    £140
  14. White Leather Series 6 Sneakers
    £150
  15. Grey Suede Series 1 Sneakers
    £140

Oliver Cabell Low 1 Green Ray

Oliver Cabell’s work rate distinguishes the label from much of the rest of the luxury leather trainers world. It seems like each week there’s another smart casual sneaker that’s caught our eye with its glinting gold-foil Oliver Cabell logo. This time around it’s the Oliver Cabell Low 1 Green Ray. This smart men’s sneaker is ideal for spring because it’s a great way to reintroduce some strong colour to your rotation.

This men’s low-top sneaker silhouette is characterised by its strikingly minimal construction, full-grain calfskin uppers from Italy and Green Ray hits to the tongue and heel tab. The addition of colour to this model ensures that the understated style packs a punch.


  1. Off White Low 1 Sneakers
    £152
  2. White Low 1 Sneakers
    £144
  3. Navy Nubuck GAT Sneakers
    £137
  4. Shark Rennes Sneakers
    £132
  5. Natural Brown Mock Boots
    £161
  6. Essential Kit
    £19
  7. Slate Low 1 Sneakers
    £152
  8. Slate Low 1 Nubuck Sneakers
    £157
  9. Navy Low 1 Sneakers
    £152
  10. Ash Rennes Sneakers
    £132
  11. Cappuccino Chelsea Boots
    £161
  12. Brown Roughout SB 1 Boots
    £168
  13. White Phoenix Sneakers
    £77
  14. Royal / Off White Low 1 Sneakers
    £152

VOR 3A Kautschuk

Munich-based VOR Shoes places an onus on German production and unparalleled comfort. The label’s 3A sneaker features premium tumbled full-grain leather uppers combined with white nubuck toe box and white calfskin leather lining. A gum outsole sets this style off, making a strong reference to men’s sports trainer styles. 

Not only do the luxury materials of the VOR 3A Kautschuk position it as one of this season’s most eye-catching minimal men's sneakers, they also mean that it’ll last for much longer than just spring. The VOR 3A will cover your spring needs for years to come.


  1. VOR
    2B Safari Sneakers
    £325
  2. VOR
    3B Tiefschwarz Sneakers
    £325
  3. VOR
    1B Nacht Blue Sneakers
    £310
  4. VOR
    1B Nebelweiss Sneakers
    £315
  5. VOR
    1B White / Rubber Sneakers
    £315
  6. VOR
    1C Nebelweiss Sneakers
    £300
  7. VOR
    2A White / Rubber Sneakers
    £315
  8. VOR
    1B Antikweiss Sneakers
    £315
  9. VOR
    2A Zementweiss Sneakers
    £315
  10. VOR
    1A White / Rubber Sneakers
    £305
  11. VOR
    5A Miamiweiss Sneakers
    £300
  12. VOR
    1A Cremeweiss Perforiert Sneakers
    £305
  13. VOR
    1A Antikweiss Sneakers
    £305
  14. VOR
    5A Kontrastweiss Sneakers
    £325
  15. VOR
    2A Safari Sneakers
    £315

ETQ Amsterdam LT 01 Dove Grey

ETQ Amsterdam’s LT 01 sneaker is a wardrobe essential for the modern gent. This luxurious interpretation of the classic tennis sneaker is handmade in Portugal. We’ve been advocates of the LT 01 style since the very beginning, but ETQ Amsterdam’s new 36 Shades collection has given our love for the silhouette new life. 36 Shades sees the minimal men’s sneaker reinvented with 36 new colours – some vibrant, others muted.

This spring we’re opting for the ETQ Amsterdam LT 01 in Dove Grey. The light grey colourway is enough of a change to add a new facet to your looks but not too much that it’ll blow your carefully curated minimal wardrobe out of sorts.


  1. Maroon LT 01 Sneakers
    £218
  2. Sand LT 01 Sneakers
    £210
  3. Alloy LT 01 Sneakers
    £210
  4. Ivory LT 01 Sneakers
    £210
  5. Ash Premium LT 01 Sneakers
    £236
  6. Sunflower LT 01 Sneakers
    £210
  7. Off-Court White LT 04 Sneakers
    £218
  8. Money Green LT 01 Sneakers
    £218
  9. Dove Grey LT 01 Sneakers
    £227
  10. Ocean Green LT 01 Sneakers
    £227
  11. Nougat LT 01 Sneakers
    £227
  12. Grape Wine LT 01 Sneakers
    £227
  13. Alloy LT 03 Sneakers
    £218
  14. Marine Blue LT 01 Sneakers
    £218
  15. Blueberry LT 03 Sneakers
    £218

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