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5 WINTER-READY SNEAKER STYLES TO CONSIDER
TRAINERS ARE A KEY STAPLE TO MOST MEN’S WARDROBES THIS WINTER
Trainers are a key staple to most men’s wardrobes. Sneakers can be used almost daily and will match with most outfits choices. There are a few trends and styles of sneakers which stay and some which come and go, here are this season’s top winter-ready styles worth considering.
If there is one colour of trainer you need to own... it’s white. The most basic you might think and you're probably thinking the colour is not appropriate for winter but they still work with almost anything in your wardrobe because of the fact they are simple and sleek. The most common style is the Adidas Stan Smith; with its iconic shell toe design, it’s by large the popular style in both men and women’s wardrobes across the world this winter. There many other all-white options to choose from out there such as New Balance, Converse All Stars and Vans. Just make sure you keep them clean.
A dark navy blue isn’t a colour we often see when it comes to trainers, however the colour gives you a way of keeping your outfit smart and sleek whilst keeping with the lulled wintery style too. Again our trusty Adidas with the updated Stan Smiths are a go-to. They have a fresh and understated new style in suede uppers, while their Superstar style has an alternative texture and breathable woven top, mixed with leather details and Adidas 3-stripe. If its comfort that you’re after, their ZX Flux will keep your feet cosy while looking stylish too. This is a colour perfect for dark wash denim as well as tonal greys.
A top colour of this season season is green, particularly khaki. The colour is warming and adds a bit of dimension to your outfit. With a military vibe Nike offer their latest Air Max 90 in a variety of khaki shades. Alternatively Nike have their Huarache Utility style and their sleeker Nike Roshe LD1000 in similar shades. Khaki creates a real winter tone, and works complimentary with darker garment colourways which are a key shades for menswear this season.
Over the last seasons we have seen a little more of textured trainers, from snake skin to pony hair. Granted, fur like trainers would not be appropriate to be wearing out and about in rainy, wintery weather, however you can look to Adidas for great options in this style and they look great with suits too. There's an array of textures in sneakers this season, including leather and cork - yes that’s right, cork. Nike this year released their Air Max 90 and Blazer models in cork effect. This is quite an acquired taste, so if it’s not your thing, then keep looking. Nike have recently released their ‘Air Python’ and pricier brands such as Gucci have released yellow leather. The thing to remember with textured sneakers is to make them the focal point of your outfit, keeping the rest minimal and fairly unstated.
Another pair of trainers that thankfully go with almost anything in your wardrobe. They go hand-in-hand nicely with chinos and jeans as well as your regular casualwear. You can pick up skate shoes in a mixture of leathers and suedes and in many colour combinations. Whether you really enjoy skating or not they're still very versatile and arguably the smartest, sleekest and simplest of trainer options. Choose between Nike, Adidas Superstars or DC for the more minimal designs.