NEW season, new shoes to wear. If you need help picking out new kicks for a wardrobe overhaul, here are the most attractive SS19 shoes for men you should rock this coming spring/summer.
The best sneakers
This pair of trainers from Burberry will keep you on your feet during your morning hikes, whereas the leather Cesare sneakers from Ermenegildo Zegna will get you going for coffee runs or Sunday brunches.
Getting fancy designer wear doesn’t have to mean sacrificing function for form – and these sneakers from Burberry and Zegna prove exactly that.
Pick either the classic black neoprene and mesh combo or the iconic triple-X Couture iteration.
Or if you can’t decide, why not get them both?
There will be days when the weather gets a little bit chilly and your usual sneakers-and-socks combo isn’t going to be toasty enough. Before you layer on your socks, consider these high-top sneakers that can give you the same level of coverage, yet still retaining the street in streetwear.
“I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks” goes Cardi B in her international bop I Like It, in which she declares her love for a pair of sneakers that look like socks.
We concur, but what we like even more is Dior’s creative twist on this hot pair of kicks, with laces that double as anklets.
If you only had eyes for Air Jordans before this moment, you are going to be obsessed with this pair of Louis Vuitton basketball shoes – a pearly white calf leather coupled with flashes of red and its monogram flowers on the outsole.
The best loafers
Loafers may be one of the most underrated pieces in a man’s wardrobe. Though it is often thought of as being too hard to pull off, they can be in fact very versatile.
When you have a fun yacht party at 5 pm and a classy soiree at eight, show up in style with this shiny pair of leather loafers from Prada – an elegantly hand-stitched upper, defined by contemporary detail of the rubber logo at the side.
The best boots
There’s absolutely no reason not to own a pair of boots amongst all the SS19 shoes for men out here.
Reason number one: The right pair of boots can make you look so, so badass that it’s hard to say no to them.
Reason number two: They are incredibly durable. Prolonged use gives boots a weathered wear-and-tear look, so they’ll look better over time. This means you can keep them for quite awhile – such an amazingly convenient way to be a hoarder.
One of our favourites is this LV Creeper Ankle Boot. It is one of the key looks in the Louis Vuitton SS19 collection, designed by Virgil Abloh. It is made with beige and white suede calf leather, embellished with a gold chain and pin.
On the other hand, the French fashion house Celine has been known for its exquisite sartorial signature, especially with Hedi Slimane at the helm of its creative direction.
With tasteful uses of black and white colours, Celine makes us fall in love with their timeless suits that many, both men and women, would go back to wearing again and again.
This pair of boots from their Spring/Summer 19 collection is a splendid addition to anyone who wishes to stand out by pairing them with a classic suit; everyone who doesn’t pay you enough attention is sure to do a double take, especially with these bad boys on.
The best classics
Thankfully, the conservatively fashioned don’t have to worry, for classic leather lace-ups are the definitive staples in a gent’s wardrobe; they check all the boxes from casual to smart outfits without being over the top.
Put your best foot forward with sick derby shoes from Celine and Burberry suede lace-ups from their Spring Summer 2019 collection.
As the Chinese aphorism goes: “Out with the old, in with the new”. More accurately, new shoes cannot come if the old ones don’t go.
Dressing to impress shouldn’t be a chore; rather, it should be a delight. With these footwear choices for the new season, however, putting outfits together will be a breeze again.
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