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Get the Look 20 January 2021

10 Cool Sneaker Styles and How To Style Them

Our top ten new season sneaker picks for men will have you striding in style.

Sneakers are a staple in every wardrobe, incorporating softness and sporty elegance into any look. Regularly modernised by designers for optimum style, it’s important to keep up to date with the freshest sneakers.

Words By Eva Marchingo

New Balance Made in UK 1500

These iconic New Balance trainers are part of the brand’s Made in UK range, injecting each shoe with classic British craftsmanship.

Made of pigskin leather and mesh with navy and burgundy panel accents and an embroidered logo, these trainers are reminiscent of 80’s sneaker styles.

Vintage-inspired sneakers are a steadfast fashion trend going into 2021, with many brands offering box-fresh versions of retro styles.

New Balance Made in UK 1500 Leather and Mesh Trainers, $266, Matches Fashion


Adidas Originals Forum 84

Another one for the throwback-feel sneakers, the Forum 84 is serving up basketball-inspired style and classic Adidas accents.

Reviving the classic court sneaker, the Forum 84 boasts a premium leather construction, signature three stripes, and an iconic hook and loop adjustable strap across the front.

No longer just a courtside classic, you’ll find this trendy sneaker slipping into your everyday shoe rotation.

adidas Originals Forum 84, $179.99, Hype DC


Off-White Off Court 3.0 Vintage Sneaker

This bold high-top ticks all the boxes for sneaker style this season.

The Off Court 3.0 Vintage Sneaker is another vintage-inspired shoe, which also showcases bright bursts of colour and a simple base design.

The white shoe includes orange label details, purple arrow patches to resemble the Off-White logo and mint laces up to the sock-like collar.

Made out of leather, textile and rubber, this is one durable sneaker.

Off-White Off Court 3.0 Vintage Sneaker, $952, HBX


Stepney Workers Club Dellow Trainers

If you want to roll into the year with a bit of history on your feet, trainers from the East London-based brand, Stepney Workers Club, are for you.

The label’s trainers are inspired by styles worn by members of the original Stepney Workers Sports Club, an inclusivity-focussed, anti-fascist, anti-war sports group.

These shoes are similar to a classic canvas sneaker, crafted on a rubber sole, but the canvas has been substituted for soft felt.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow Felt Trainers $196, Matches Fashion


Converse Pro Leather High-Top Trainers

This iteration of the iconic Converse high-top is coming soon, and details of the shoe are limited.

You can expect to find Converse’s chevron branding on these sneakers, gold hot-stamped logos on the sidewalls, as well as textured leather on the accents.

Converse has become an iconic provider of high-top sneakers since the beginning of the 20th century. This style was originally released in 1976.

Converse Pro Leather High-Top Leather Trainers, $114, Matches Fashion


Y-3 Shiku Run Sneakers

The Shiku Run Sneakers are the perfect mix of minimal, modern, and athletic, making for an extremely versatile shoe.

The shoe has minimal branding, with some on the insole and an embossed logo on the tongue, making it wearable in any situation.

Crafted from a technical blend fabrication in a mesh weave, and with lace-up fastening and back pull tabs, this shoe could easily work with your favourite athleisure.

Y-3 Shiku Run Sneakers, $484.33, LN-CC


Acne Studios Perey Trainers

Acne’s iconic minimalist style is bringing you back-to-school chic with these dual strap Velcro trainers.

Crafted in Italy out a smooth leather, these shoes boast comfort and durability. The round toe and perforated toe box make for the ultimate comfortability.

These shoes are not lacking in Acne’s usual subtle design features, with a gold hot-stamped logo and face motif on the heel.

Acne Studios Perey Velcro Leather Trainers, $490, Matches Fashion


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High Trail

Updating their classic Chuck 70 silhouette, these High Trails are another sneaker on the list that is ticking boxes.

On top of the familiar silhouette, the base colour of these sneakers – dark soba – gives the shoe a vintage feel. However, the colour block pink and blue details modernise the look.

Built for durability, the technical aspects of the shoe – ripstop upper, OrthoLite insole, and protective fuse detailing – make these converse ready for anything.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High Trail, $159.99, Hype DC


ASICS X IAB Studio Gel-1090

Founded in 1949 with the philosophy of promoting happy and healthy lifestyles through health and fitness, ASICS has become a stalwart in the sneaker industry.

The brand’s collaboration with Seoul-based IAB studio has resulted in highly-sought-after pieces, and this design will be no different.

The Gel-1090 blends high fashion with high-performance thanks to its mesh upper, gel technology, and internal heel counter.

ASICS X IAB Studio Gel-1090, $168, HBX


Vans OG Style 38 NS LX

This classic high-top is bringing you ultimate style with the much beloved and easily styled cow print.

No stranger to working with great patterns, Vans is back at it with this OG Style 38 NS LX sneaker.

Featuring all the things you already love about vans and a pattern to make it feel fresh, these sneakers are the perfect subtle statement piece for your wardrobe.

Vans OG Style 38 NS LX, $161, HBX