A Chicer Sneaker

Chuck Taylors and Stan Smiths are being traded for Tomas Maiers and Pierre Hardys as fashion's power players serve up covetable men's sneakers that go beyond the court. In luxe materials, python and pony hair, these kicks are jockying for closet space beside a man's monk-straps and brogues. Indeed, the spring collections showed sneakers as the ultimate footwear multitasker, paired with everything from swimwear to suiting, giving a casual cool to more dressed-up looks. The athletic-inflected clothing that's dominated runways of late may not always translate to reality for many men, but sportif sneakers are one style that does fit all.

© Jens Mortensen
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