There’s no doubt that the men's sneaker market is gaining some serious momentum at present with premium sneakers brands standing out as the most exciting. By breaking the boundaries of smart shoes and casual shoes the premium sneaker market is using some of the finest materials alongside timeless designs, and are a welcome alternative to conspicuously branded sports shoes.
Featured below our Top 5 premium sneaker brands online now.
Common Projects, the New York based footwear label draws inspiration from the fundamental architecture of everyday objects. With minimal design at their heart, these luxurious Italian-made shoes that only ever use the finest materials and processes, provide an understated appearance that can be seen in such styles such as the Achilles Low and the Tournament High.
Buttero, named after the old-time cowboys from Tuscany in northern Italy, originally strived to create the perfect riding boot. With a passion for tradition, creativity and authenticity, Buttero now enjoy a cult following for their premium sneakers like the Tan Leather Low Profile Sneakers and the Blue Suede Low Profile Sneakers with their unmistakable classic silhouettes.
Founded by brothers Dennis and Maico Signor in the mountainous town of Montebelluna in the Italian Alps, Diemme are becoming renowned for their sneaker/ hiking boot hybrids. By mixing the comfort of the mountain boot with the styling of the Italian sneaker such designs as the Veneto Low, and Marostica Low have become instant classics.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2011, ETQ grew out of the belief that one should pay for the quality of a sneaker, rather than its name. With the aim of providing honest, clean, and timeless design aesthetics with traditions of quality, all ETQ sneakers are handmade by skilled craftsmen in small Portuguese factories out of premium leathers and suedes.
Filling Pieces was established in 2009 in Amsterdam by owner and designer Guillaume Philibert. With the concept of the ‘Filling Piece’ between Haute Couture and Street Couture, the Dutch shoe brand has succeeding in providing shoes that are sporty, yet classy, while delivering a good quality product and great design.
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