The Asolo Flame GTX Hiking Boots get high marks, with an EVA midsole and TPU heel for comfort. The suede leather resists scuffing and water with the help of a Gore-Tex lining.
The striped heel and front aren’t for everyone, but these MY-36 Pumas by Mihara Yasuhiro have a cool zoot-suit appeal, accentuated by the swank black on white colorway.
This Black/Gold Dust colorway for Air Jordan’s Spiz’ike line is our fave; made in collaboration with director Spike Lee, check out that gold stitching and laser-etched artwork!
Creative Rec gets us again with these military-themed Dicoco high top shoes; olive and black = awesome. Double velco tabs, laser etched logos, and green perforated leather inlays.
These two-toned Adidas Ciero Mids have a good looking, low key aesthetic that stops short of casual. The suede upper mixed with tonal mesh panels gives these shoes an extra kick.
Designed by Finnish skateboarder Arto Saari, these premium leather high tops feature a sophisticated two-toned black and gold design; they’re limited to 1600 shoes globally.
Emerica’s BluePrint V collection sports a hot black and red colorway, but our top pick goes to the Francis BluePrint kicks: it’s a collab with UK’s Blueprint Skateboards and Emerica.
These special Puma Sky IIs are outfitted with waterproof Gore-Tex; when coupled with the brown, orange and olive colorway, it’s pretty clear these kicks are meant for the great outdoors.
Reebok’s Dime Dropper sneakers have a sleek, organic design with mid-cut flap for stability. It’s also supportive inside, with foam cushioning and a removable sockliner for orthotics.
These Original 1892 Basketball Shoes replicate the design of the first basketball sneakers ever, albeit with modern niceties such as a built-in arch and cushioned insole.
The store’s navigation is tedious, but these Lewis Leathers Hi Top Sneakers are worth the journey: we dig the combination of black leather, zippers, double stitching and tire tread bumpers.
Made with Italian Nero glace leather, Paul Smith’s Closer Shoe seems conservative. However, the striped, retro-colored webbing and embossed typography on the soles say otherwise.
It’s not easy to pull off purple shoes and still keep them dude-friendly, but Diesel’s I’m Pression Mid Sneaker does the trick. It’s a funky but sweet mix of genuine leather and lacquered surfaces.
For active guys, Keen’s new Venice H2 Sandals feature better drainage and cooling over earlier shoes; they’re quite comfortable. Hydrophobic foam rubber speeds up drying.
Nothing says classy like black and white, which is why we like the simple yet sophisticated appeal of these Pointer Toby sneakers. The upper sports paneled leather with logo tabs.
Lanvin’s latest Hi Top Sneakers mix suede and patent leather; it’s vaguely futuristic a-la-Rufus (played by the late, great George Carlin) from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
We really dig the “eerie meets regal” style of these Aesop Rock Stan Smith sneakers; the gold toned eyelets and stitching on gray give it a classy, yet low-key look. Limited to 500 pairs.
Nothing exemplifies California casual like Seavees’ hip Oxfords and slip-on shoes. The premium canvas and leathers are icing on the cake; it’s all about the mid-60s cool colors and style.
We’ve heard high praise for the comfort and fit of Nike’s Rejuven8, so we’re tempted by the iD option: choose the color for everything from the molded upper to the Nike swoosh.
K&T’s Nat-2s might just be the coolest shoes ever. The zippers aren’t only for show: inside each seemingly normal shoe is a pair of sandals, making these incredibly versatile.
Overstuffed wallets and cargo pants are about as close as men should ever come to purses, but let’s add Vans Skate Hi LX’s to the mix. Each shoe (khaki or camo) gets a pocket on the outside.
Hellboy’s gonna be getting some Adidas, not that he needs them. They’re based on existing Mids and will be produced in limited quantities. Available only at Adidas Original stores.
It’s tough to go wrong with a name like Lucky Luciano. These kicks by Creative Recreation have a sweet two-tone and color combos that hearken back to adventure serials from the 30s and 40s.
Brand and logo snobs need not apply: Generic Man’s shoes are simple and refined. They’re not cheap, but high quality construction and timeless looks ensure they’ll outlast any fad.
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