Even though we used to associate sneakers exclusively with sports and casual outfit combinations, in recent years, they started to be regarded as trendy footwear. This means we all wear them with everything, everywhere. Even though they have been the centre of attention for many seasons, their popularity has been increasing, rather than fading. Apart from complementing any street style look and giving it a welcomed touch of the ‘je ne sais quoi’, this omnipresent footwear has been increasingly paired with formal and business attire. There are no rules. They’re worn by men and women, girls and boys, mothers and fathers alike – sneakers are very much in, regardless of age.
In recent seasons, chunky sneakers in bright colours, or black ones, were all the rage. Nowadays, simpler models are coming to the forefront – white, black or dark blue. Neutral models will always look good, and top sports brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok or Puma have been opting for them for a number of decades. Therefore, all their classic models have simplicity and neutrality in common.
Did you know that the first sneakers or simple rubber-soled shoes called plimsolls appeared in the USA at the end of the 19th century? They had an interesting feature – identically shaped light and left sneaker. The demand for this type of footwear continued, therefore, the American company Keds designed the first canvas rubber-soled sneakers. Afterwards, basketball shoes came into play, and the rest is history.
Let’s be honest – what we most like to see on a guy is a neat haircut (we’re including the beard here) and cool sneakers. Get that right, and the rest of the look comes easily.