Meet the Men’s Sneakers We’re Hyped About Right Now

Time to put your best footwear forward.

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House of Future

Ladies got the footwear memo from the get-go: Their shoes make the outfit! Now, us guys don't always want to wear the flashiest shoes with our workwear or formal attire (I mean, James Bond had the statement car, not statement shoes), but sneakers are the perfect opportunity to play up your style. You can go bold, futuristic, or even colorful when sporting your kicks to the gym or around town. The sneaker-game opportunities are endless, but here are the top 11 coolest men's sneakers that'll take any look to the next level.

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PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor Hidden Heart High-Top Sneaker



Best Graphic Sneaker

We've had our heart set on scoring a pair of Comme des Garçons Chuck Taylors! Need a sneaker with a little something extra, but not too wild? The designer logo on these high-tops makes an otherwise ordinary sneaker look cool and playful, without making you look like a total joke.

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New Balance Men's MX608v4 Training Shoe

from $32.81


Best Budget Buy

You've heard of dad shirts, dad hats, and now dad sneakers! The practical, bulky athletic sneaker trend started last year, and it's still going strong from luxury brands like Balenciaga and Raf Simons. Can anyone really hate on a trend that's comfy AF? Go for the OG dad sneaker style from New Balance at a price that won't hurt your wallet.

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adidas POD S3.1 Sneaker

Best New adidas Sneakers

Does it get any better than fresh adidas kicks with a stellar boost sole? It does now! This '90s revival is so 2018, thanks to a modern midsole of boost technology by the heel and a high-rebound EVA front-midsole. Combine that with the sock-like knit upper you love, and it’s a total winner as a comfy pair to add to your sneaker collection. Plus, the colorful accents add a stylish touch to these black kicks that’ll give your everyday some much-needed pop of color.

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Topman Pink Faux Suede Retro Sneakers

Best Summer Sneakers

Think pink this summer when it comes to your new menswear purchases. Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Dsquared, and many more featured the blush color on the Spring/Summer 2018 runways (yes, millennial pink is still a thing!). Down to try the trend, but not sure you can handle a full Pink Panther-looking ensemble? Dip your toes into the trend by wearing it on your sneakers for a small pop of color. At an affordable price, we're tickled pink to score these kicks.

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Vans Classic Slip-On Platform Sneaker

Best New Vans Sneaker

While not all of us will be relaxing on an island in the sun, we can still rock the tropical vibes on our casual kicks. The exotic floral trend is still dominating the menswear world this summer, and Vans' recent release has us saying "Aloha!"

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House of Future
House of Future Original Slip-On Sneaker

Best Sneaker for Work

Take your comfy kicks game in a more polished and sophisticated direction with these simple stunners from House of Future. The LA brand's minimal aesthetic is perfect for the grown man who loves a laid-back look. Plus, these water- and stain-resistant shoes will stay fresh-looking after multiple wears. Pair them with your casual suiting for modern 9-to-5 style.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker

Best New Converse Sneaker

Converse turned their classic chucks into a work of modern art! The cool AF black and white graphic print takes your go-to casual kicks to the next level and pairs perfectly with almost anything in your closet.  

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker

Best New Converse Sneaker

Converse is giving their chucks an army-strong update this season in a camo print that stands out with style. While we can never get enough of the new Converse sneakers, this pair is perfect to give a touch of trendy to your wardrobe of basics with a skater-boy vibe.

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Kenzo Memento Sneakers



Best Trendy Sneaker

While it might be the year of the dog, the tiger-print trend is roaring strong this season. While we might have lost our minds after seeing the price of a Gucci tiger pair, Kenzo is right on the money for way less than half the price! We've got the eye of the tiger to snag these bad boys.

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APL TechLoom Bliss Sneakers

Best for Active Guys 

While most athletic sneakers today resemble futuristic outer-space footwear, APL's mesh upper sneakers (with the special technology of a sole that has amazing bounce-back energy) have the feel of the best running shoe, with a look that's minimal and chic enough to wear everywhere. The new Bliss style with a satin elastic strap adds a touch of luxe to your active lifestyle. 

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Nike Air Max 93 Sneaker

Best Throwback Sneaker

'90s kids might recognize this Nike Air Max style that's seriously on trend for today. The classic kicks are back (another dad sneaker!) with new color accents that feel fresh, with the same comfy feel you've always loved. 

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Valentino Garavani
Valentino Garavani Rock Stud Sneakers

Best Splurge

Punk goes luxury with the now iconic rock-stud sneaker from Valentino. While the price tag on these sneakers is steep for some, you're getting the rebel attitude with a polished, high-quality look from a lust-worthy fashion label. Plus, you'll look like a total stud in any outfit when rocking these.