Pumped-Up Kicks

 In Culture, Feature

Dont call em classic: The new mens sneakers are anything but average.


The younger fashion set's go-to staple has sprung into revolution, giving basic white lace-ups a run for their money. Take ASICS for example: The Japanese brand that’s been around since 1949 is now upping its game by offering fresh colorways and previously unheard-of details (like their “Glow in the Dark” sneaker pack) built for the style-savvy. Meanwhile, Vans is riffing on its old-school vibe by adding new fabrications from denim to prints, and new brands like Gourmet Footwear have taken the market by storm, offering next-level styles and cool collaborations with big brands like Black Scale. Even for the most dapper of dressers, pumped-up kicks have become the ultimate fashion-forward prerequisite for the style-conscious man. Sneakerheads, these kicks are for you.

1/ Red, black and white: Black Scale X Gourmet Quadici Lite Sneakers available at Swedlife, The Loop, 314.932.5102.

2/ Orange: Versace Sneakers available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

3/ Blue: Vans Old Skool California Sneakers available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.

4/ Black and blue: Asics Gel Saga “Glow in the Dark” Sneakers available at Swedlife, The Loop, 314.932.5102.




Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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