8 Sneakers to Step Out in Style

by Andrew Villagomez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday August 20, 2020

Curated by Andrew Villagomez. Words by Matthew Wexler.

We all do it: size up someone's style from head to toe. And while a good coif, great skin and tailored clothes might get your heart racing, a solid pair of kicks seals the deal. Here are eight trending styles of the season from budget-friendly to break-the-bank but worth it.

Minimalist sneaker
The Steve Madden Coastal White sneaker says, 'less is more' with its lace-up monochromatic street style. Don't like white? Also available in black, beige, lime, navy, and club-ready silver. $90

80s-Inspired pride style
In the age of COVID-19, Pride is 365 days per year. Show off your rainbow realness wherever you are (even if that means sitting around your living room) in these Reebok Club C 85 Pride Shoes. The splatter design riffs on the traditional rainbow, while the tongue delivers a manifesto titled "All Types of Love." $75

Luxury chunky sneakers
Leave it to Versace to amplify what some might interpret as a sensible walking shoe into a show-stopping statement for your fee. The Squalo, available in white, black, blue or red, is inspired by the anatomy of the great white shark. Other details include the brand's famous logo on the tongue and another house code, Medusa, discretely placed (if you consider neon green discrete) in the outsole. $895

Reinvented classics
Wear your heart on your shoe with Adidas' latest collaboration with lifestyle brand Human Made. The Adidas Stan Smith Human Made Shoes feature the classic silhouette, offset by kelly green accents on the tongue and topline, and a red heart on the upper. $140
Price: $140

Versatile hiking sneakers
Danner's Trail 2650 has all the details to keep you on the path of least resistance. Use as a lightweight hiker or training shoe. Features include a breathable mesh lining, Vibram 460 outsole for durability, and Trailguard shank for stability on uneven terrain. $150

Retro leather sneaker
Sneaker-ish, Florsheim's Fusion Sport Lace Up delivers a retro style with enough sophistication to pass for a socially distanced night on the town. Available in four colors, our pick is burgundy for fall. $105

Sleek running lifestyle shoe
Swiss company On hits the mark, once again, with the limited edition Cloudnova, an all-day sneaker infused with performance technology. CloutTec cushions and rubber reinforcements help crate the perfect low-impact step, not to mention the style the brand is known for. $149

Printed sneakers
Bold is beautiful when it comes to the latest collaboration between Kenzo and Vans. The Old Skool 'Tulipes' Kenzo/Vans collection draws botanical inspiration to create this California-inspired collection. Flower power never goes out of style. $240-$265

Andrew Villagomez is a journalist and photographer covering travel, men's fashion, grooming and other lifestyle topics. His work has appeared in print and online publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Essential Homme, Delta Sky Magazine, Out, Details, Thrillist and more. He is also runs his own style and travel blog, Vee Travels. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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