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 for men are endless, but here are the top 12 coolest sneakers that'll take any look to the next level.
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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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Best Budget Buy
Think pink this spring when it comes to your new menswear purchases. Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Dsquared, and many more featured the blush color on the runway (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 such an affordable price, we're tickled pink to score these kicks.
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Best Dad Sneaker
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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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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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. Paint the town (or gym) red with this bold colorway for some extra style flair.
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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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Best New Converse Sneaker
Converse is giving their One Star 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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Best New Vans Sneaker
While not all of us will be relaxing on an island in the sun, you can still rock the tropical vibes on your casual kicks. The exotic floral trend is still dominating the menswear world this spring, and Vans' recent release has us saying "Aloha!"
If prints are too busy for your simple style, this dark floral print on your sneakers is a great way to look fashion forward without leaving your comfort zone. Paradise found!
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Punk goes luxury with the latest Valentino sneaker release. From the clean and minimal leather strap and buckle-detailing, to the trim with the Italian label's iconic rockstuds, you don't need to be a Sex Pistols fan to rock these stellar kicks. 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.
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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 for spring, with the same comfy feel you've always loved.
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Best New adidas Sneaker
While we constantly rave about the latest adidas EQT releases, this '90s-inspired version has us feeling like we want to rock the three-stripe all day every day this spring. Breathable mesh uppers, a cool lacing system, a comfy burrito tongue, a coral color accent, and super supportive soles make this one a total winner.
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Best Statement Sneaker
Bam! Pow! Wow! Prada's comic book-inspired collection has every guy's inner nerdy teen ready to throw down some serious cash to rock these canvas sneakers. The collaging of graphics creates a bold pattern for an elevated, yet playful look that's too cool for kids. The average joe might not see the appeal in these, but the fashion crowd will applaud your eye-catching footwear.