Cool Kicks For Better Days Ahead
As we all long for the day when “outside opens back up”, you’ll want to step out in some fresh kicks like it’s the first day of school. From hiking sneakers for that new solo climbing habit that you’ve picked up to a lush suede loafer, this list will cover all the bases on spring footwear. And, we’ve added a bonus pair — so there’s 11 for you.
Weejun Lason Penny in Navy — $220 G.H. Bass x Fred Perry
A mix of British streetstyle & American cool resulted in the Weejun x Fred Perry Collaboration. American footwear brand G.H. Bass teamed up with British brand Fred Perry to give a twist on its kiltie and penny loafers. Featuring a chunky, yet sleek, lugged soles and target plaid on the in-sole, this collaboration is as much prep as it is punk. Big thanks to G.H. Bass for sending me a pair (and the green kiltie one too)!
Low 1 Ocean – $188 Oliver Cabell
A minimal low-top sneaker with a little character featuring black tongue & heel tabs. Like its more expensive counter, this sleek sneaker is crafted in Italy from Italian calf leather. Call them a true bang for your buck in the minimal sneaker landscape
Black Arizona EVA Sandal – $44.99 Birkenstock via DSW
You might think these sandals are for “crunchy-types”, but, a pair of all-black Birkenstocks should find their way into your spring/summer rotation. As it heats up outside, as sandal is ideal to let your feet breathe. Just be aware of that gnarly “stocks” foot tan
Allstar Disrupt CX – $120 Converse
The classic Chuck Allstar got a futuristic revamp that reminds me of what Will Smith should have been wearing in iRobot. Packed with a ton of new technology to make these kicks comfortable for all day wear, Disrupt CX is a big step for Converse and what sneakers may look like in the future.
Monday Suede Penny Loafer – $183.75 Ankari Floruss
A snuff suede loafer that can be worn a millions ways, even if you’re not leaving the house for a while.
Garisson Trail Hiking Sneakers – $120 Timberland
Social distancing will lead to a rise in outdoor activities like hiking, so why not be the freshest hiker in the woods.
Rogue Jodhpur Boot In Taupe – $199 Thursday Boots
One of the sexiest jodhpur boots style on the market, Thursday Boots hits the shape and price out the park with these. Bring out your inner rockstar or your add to your outer rockstar (you do you)!
Daybreak-type Runner – $90 Nike
These Sacai-adjacent kicks are just what you need to up your grocery run style.
Bottle Green Weejun Larson Kiltie – $200 G.H. Bass x Fred Perry
After adding the navy penny loafer, it would be wrong not to add the bottle green kiltie tassel loafer to this list. The color is more impressive and warm in person. Must buy!
77′ Mid Blazer – $100 Nike
This iconic sneaker stays relevant and stylish with minimal changes. But, with a suede check, all-white leather upper and light grey suede on this toe cap — this is your hi-top upgrade
Old School Chili VLT LX – $100 Vans via Lapstone & Hammer
Can’t go wrong with a pair of Vans, but, add a little color.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM