Some people will tell you that you can’t wear sneakers in winter. We’re here to tell you that if you can and we’ve got the list of waterproof sneakers for men to prove it. Loads of GORE-TEX, plenty of smart natural materials and membranes, all of the looks minus the wet feet. Whether you’re on the hunt for a minimalist sneaker or something sporty, here’s our pick of the best waterproof sneakers for men.
Waterproof sneakers for men with a minimalist mindset
It’s the rubberised leather upper that’s the secret to North 89’s Classic Charcoal Grey sneaker keeping your feet dry. The water-resistant material sits atop a rugged rubber sole, that provides grip and keeps the water at bay, both whilst providing an aeshtetically-pleasing contrast white to the grey of the waterproof men’s sneaker. A memory foam insole ensures comfort, day in day out and the sneaker also comes with matching grey waxed laces and calfskin lining. Designed in Stockholm and handmade in Porto, the sneaker is made using European materials.
The Low 1 is one of Oliver Cabell’s best-selling styles and to see a black option available for all season wear is great news. Made in Nubuck leather, a naturally water-resistant material, the Low 1 Black Nubuck is hand-stitched and lasted in Marche, Italy using premium Italian Nubuck and a lightweight durable rubber sole. It’s a silhouette that works well dressed up or down, just make sure you do the materials justice with regular cleaning using a brush and shoe cleaner. Oliver Cabell do a line in sneaker upkeep.
The Bradley sneaker by CLAE is a rethinking of a classic court shoe, available in black and white colourways. The water-repellent leather upper keeps feet nice and dry, with a leather and recycled polyester lining ensuring comfort and breathability. A standard premium rubber outsole is made of 30% natural rubber and features the CLAE stamped branding. Wear with a pair of joggers for an athleisure look or jeans as part of your day to day casual rotation.
Waterproof sneakers for men with streetwear style
On to the skate and sporty styles with this high-top Caturi style in black suede from eco-conscious sneaker brand, Cariuma. The Caturi has been crafted for ultimate comfort and comes in a water-repellent high-performance vegan suede. The skater looks are actually inspired by mountaineering shoes, hence the D-rings and speed hooks. Inside there’s a cosy plush vegan shearling lining made from recycled materials. A great waterproof sneaker for men keen on a skate aesthetic.
There’s something to be said about eschewing trends and collecting the classics when it comes to sneakers. The Nike Air Force 1 is bonafide, so one using waterproof materials whilst keeping with iconic features is a win win. Step out in style no matter what the weather throws at you with the waterproof leather upper keeping your feet dry. Inside lightweight Nike Air technology ensures all important cushioning with a rubber sole providing durable traction. One of the truly iconic waterproof sneakers for men.
A stalwart of gorpcore trends, Salomon has been keeping feet dry on the treacherous Clapton pavements and beyond for years now. It’s comforting to know they will do a shift out in the countryside too. The ACS Pro rubber-trimmed mesh sneakers are made with sensi-fit technology that hugs your feet. The mesh ensures breathability, the Quicklace system means they’re easy to put on and take off whilst chassis and outsole tech ensures stability and grip. All that tech and they still look great.
Waterproof sneakers for men with athletic aspirations
Thought Arc’teryx just did technical jackets? Think again. They do a mean waterproof sneaker for men. These agile and supportive shoes are perfect for day hikes and trail running, with the all-important GORE-TEX ensuring total waterproofing, whilst still remaining breathable. A sturdy Vibram Megagrip sole enhances grip and stability whilst the lacing system comfortably keeps your foot in place. The minimalist nature of the shoe also makes it easy to clean. We especially like the Arctic Bluff / Smoke Bluff colourway.
On has built up quite the reputation for comfort, owing to that signature CloudTec cushioning on the bottom of the shoe. The Cloud 5 Waterproof matches that with a breathable waterproof membrane and an optional speed lacing system if you’re not fond of lacing up your shoes with a knot. The upper is made from 100% recycled materials and reflective details enhance safety, providing added visibility.
It’s all about comfort at Asics. Comfort in the face of challenging terrain. Rest assured these will be comfortable whether you’re running along trails or you’re pounding pavements. GORE-TEX mesh uppers keep feet warm and dry, whilst allowing breathability whilst ASICSGRIP tech means enhanced grip. Rock protection plates on the side also protect your feet, with reflective details for added safety. Run in them or wear them casually with a technical pant.
Waterproof sneakers for men on a budget
The whole shtick at Tropicfeel is clothes you can travel in. Everything is made with the traveller in mind, with an ethos that priotises conscious travel and less impact on the earth. Sustainability and traceability at the forefront of garments. The Geyser Litli HDry sneaker is one for the modern traveller. Featuring a technical waterproof membrane, it provides the protection of a rainboot and the comfort of a sports sneaker. A waterproof sneaker for men on the go.
This is a cool collaboration resulting in a great waterproof sneaker for men. The second season of Puma x Nanamica celebrates 50 years of the classic Clyde sneaker with Nanamica’s signature exploration of GORE-TEX and waterproofing. Leather uppers with suede overlays cover a GORE-TEX lining ensuring feet are dry and warm. The Clyde silhouette remains for a classic casual icon that goes effortlessly with a jean or chino.
GORE-TEX Gazelles is quite the headline. The classic Adidas low-profile sneaker is given the men’s waterproof trainers treatment, great news for everyone, not just those on the terraces. A collaboration with Tetsu Nishiyama’s DCDT, the classic gazelle has been given a GORE-TEX upper makeover with the classic silhouette and three stripes left intact.