Sneakers have been all the rage over the past few years and are hitting a peak at the moment.
Whether it’s a souped-up Adidas, or those Back to the Future self-tying kicks, just about any flavor and variation of sneaker is available to your liking. With the holidays fast approaching, I offer some chic sneaker ideas for your guy. While most of these are more on the conservative side (read: my husband), I’ve found that it’s always better to play it a bit safe with gifts… and include the gift receipt!
Common Projects Low Top Sneaker
Great brand, somewhat new to the scene. A classic look. Available here.
Gianvito Rossi Leather High-Tops
If your guy is of the more stylish set, these are a winner. Loving the Maroon! Available here.
Gianvito Rossi Low-Tops
The grey suede Is sharp and urban-cool. Available here.
TOD’S Low Top Sneakers
TOD’S has always made a great sneaker for weekend strolling. These feature a denim look that pairs well with the dark laces. Available here.
Vans Authentic Core Classics
While guys of a certain age will always think of Vans as the sneaker worn by Spicoli in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, guys of any age will do well to ship in a pair (or two) of these clean, low-priced weekenders. Fun fact: Zappos is free one-day shipping and free returns! Available here.
Stan Smiths Men’s Original
Stan is STILL the Man- all grown up and ready to ditch the wing-tips. Available here.
Golden Goose Starter Leather-Trimmed Sneakers
Edgy and cool, a good looking shoe. This brand was founded by husband and wife duo Mr. Alessandro Gallo and Ms. Francesca Rinaldo. Per MrPorter.com, the two take inspiration from their native city of Venice, Italy and scuffed skateboarder shoes, for their urban-cool sneakers. Available here.
1970s Chuck Taylor All Star Corduroy Sneakers
Chuck Taylors never went out of style. But it doesn’t mean he’s never Charles or Charlie. A twist on the all-world icon. Available here.
Loro Piana Weekend Walk Suede Sneakers
For the fashionista who doesn’t “do” sneakers- but does do Loro Piana! Available here.
APL TechLoom Pro Sneakers
You guy’s look is Asics and jeans. Buy him these- athletic, but a notch up from your general running shoe. Available here.
Peter Millar Collection Cortina Cruiser
I love this brand. It’s stylish, clean, fresh, and its at a decent price point for the guy who wants to look sharp on the weekends- AND this shoe is available in four colors. Available here.
Nike Hyperadapt 1.0
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree! He loved Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future and waited his whole life for these self-tying sneakers. Now about that time-traveling DeLorean….??? Available here.
Now I just have to decide which one(s) to buy MY guy for Christmas!