When You See These Men’s Designer Sneakers, You’ll Get Why They’re Worth It

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Guys know that if we’ve learned anything from our female counterparts, it’s that shoes matter — and in menswear, sneakers matter most. They’re comfortable, acceptable to wear almost everywhere, and even the most high-fashion designers are putting their stylish twist on the athleisure shoe (and sneaker retail businesses are making major money reselling them, too).

The real question is: Do you own the right sneakers? Designer sneakers in bold prints, futuristic details, and even ones that look like something your dad might have owned in the early '90s will seriously step up your style game. Need some convincing that a major designer sneaker purchase is worth it? You'll think so after looking at these stylish shoes.

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Converse + JW Anderson Men's Chuck Taylor All Star Patent-Leather High-Top Sneakers
Converse mrporter.com $150.00

When you can’t afford the insanely high price tags of a designer sneaker, collaborations between the sneaker brand you love and luxury designers are the answer (even though scoring a pair of these can be just as challenging). 

JW Anderson gave the classic Chuck Taylor a textural upgrade with sleek ombre patent-leather uppers, fuzzy Terry laces, and a two-tone sole that looks so fresh. Want something a bit more classic? The designer's logo-printed canvas Chuck Taylor sneakers are just as lust-worthy. 

More: The Coolest Sneakers to Get Hyped About Now

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adidas by Alexander Wang Sneakers for Men
adidas by Alexander Wang fwrd.com $250.00

We’re always ready to spend all our money on the newest adidas shoes, but with the release of a stylish collaboration with one of New York’s hottest designers, our wallet didn’t stand a chance. These neutral-colored dad sneakers get a fashionable twist with a manufacturing tag upper, reflective trim, and nubuck accents.

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Valentino Garavani Men's Rockrunner Camouflage Sneakers
Valentino Garavani barneys.com $795.00

Beyond the logo label on the sneaker’s tongue, it’s easy for the fashion crowd to recognize these Valentino sneakers. The stud detailing and colorful camo print have become signatures of the designer label, so they'll stay in style for more than one season. It’s the perfect pop of print, texture, and badass to accent your wardrobe of everyday basics.

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Saint Laurent Calf Hair Joe Chess High-Top Sneakers for Men
Saint Laurent fwrd.com $895.00

It’s no surprise that Saint Laurent’s designer sneakers have a rock ’n’ roll edge to them, but zebra-print calf hair with a leopard accent is a bold choice, and we’re here for it (and Bottega Veneta was feeling the print this season, too). They’re simply purr-fect.

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adidas by Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego Sneakers for Men
ADIDAS BY RAF SIMONS nordstrom.com $450.00

Adidas, but make it fashion! Raf Simons’ low-top sneaker with a running-inspired profile goes full futuristic, and like most designs from the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC designer, it’s totally unexpected. With upper cutouts for a prime opportunity to showcase your killer sock game, plus bold pops of color, these designer sneakers are too good to pass up.

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Versace Men's Chain Reaction Sneaker
VERSACE COLLECTION nordstrom.com $995.00

Yes, this sneaker might cost as much as your rent, but with the plaid-print trend dominating the menswear runways this season, can you really say no? The mix of textures accenting the tartan plaid takes the preppy look into the future. 

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Acne Studios Men's Jimmy Label Sneaker
Acne Studios endclothing.com $410.00

Mustard is the new black this season in menswear. The '70s gold color isn’t the easiest one to sport on clothes, so finding this brown and yellow color combo is a sure bet for the most stylish footwear to kick off the fall season.

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Balenciaga Men's Logo Speed Slip-On Sneakers
BALENCIAGA nordstrom.com $795.00

If you don’t remember Cardi B rapping about “those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks,” this slip-on style is what launched a ton of sneaker brands and other fashion designers to create high-tops with a sock-like look and feel. 

Extremely comfortable with a futuristic look, these logo-adorned designer sneakers are basically the footwear equivalent of driving an Aston Martin. Expect these kicks to stop foot traffic.

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Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Sneakers
Louis Vuitton stadiumgoods.com $30,000.00

Remember the Kanye West sneaker collaboration with Louis Vuitton in 2009? This pair originally sold for $1,140, but it's now available at re-sale for a heart-attack-inducing $30K. Yes, that’s the price of a luxury car, but if you love Kanye as much as Kanye loves Kanye … well, we won’t stop you.