Soles Of The Future

PUMA Men’s Alteration Kurve Sneakers

Puma’s Alteration Kurve sneakers take a playful approach to futuristic style, as they’re inspired by a postapocalyptic world. The exaggerated silhouette stays clean and simple with its color-block design and sporty mesh material.

 

Wear It Out

MAISON MARGIELA Men’s Fusion Mixed-Material Sneakers

Margiela continues to put a cheeky spin on the chunky sneaker trend. One of their latest releases elevates an average white “dad” sneaker to an avant-garde level thanks to a crafty mix of hot glue, masking tape, and plastic embellishments.

 

Hike The Streets

RICK OWENS Tractor Leather & Suede Lace-Up Boots

Hikers continue to be a major trend and will continue well into fall, where they arguably belong. If you don’t yet own a pair, the Tractor Leather & Suede Lace-up boots by Rick Owens are the perfect start thanks to their versatile neutral tones. Their thick soles with spray-painted detail add an industrial, gritty touch.

 

Not Just Another Sock Shoe

GIVENCHY Men’s Jaw Tech-Knit Sneakers

Givenchy dresses up the sock shoe with extra-thick, notched soles, as well as laces. The “Jaw” style, which speaks to the soles that reminded Claire Waight Keller of the 1975 classic film Jaws, makes this pair a standout.

 

Trainer Revamp

MAISON MARGIELA Men’s “Replica” Suede & Mesh Sneakers

Our exclusive “Replica” Margiela sneakers pay homage to the original 1970s German Army trainers. Colorful paint splatters breathe intriguing life into the shoes’ neutral tone and minimalistic silhouette.

 

*New* Retro Runners

Another Puma sneaker on our list for good reason: the new retro runner, RS-X, which is a new-guard classic. Its mix of old- and new-school design makes them current, but this no-nonsense colorway will make wearing these an option for years to come.

 

Purple Velvet

CONVERSE Men’s Chuck 70 Velvet Sneakers

With the help of Tyler, The Creator, these GOLF le FLEUR* x Converse Chuck 70 high-tops bring a new level of originality to a classic. The bottom of the soles displays the rapper-cum-designer’s flower motif, a signature of his capsule collection. Quilted purple velvet conjures Prince vibes—these are a must for retro-lovers.

 

Grunge Clearweathers

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA THESOLOIST Men’s Donny Kurt Sneakers

A collaboration between TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist and Clearweather meshes the easy, low-top Donny silhouette with an avant-garde, grunge-inspired design. “Touch Me I’m Sick” is stitched on the right shoe, while the other shoe says, “The Grunge Years.”

 

Not So Basic

Y-3 Men’s Tangutsu Lace Sneakers

Thanks to an oversized black midsole, Y-3’s Tangutsu Lace sneakers are definitely a modern take on a basic. Topped off with Yohji Yamamoto’s name on the tongue, these become a quiet statement with versatility.

 

Metallic Is Here To Stay

VALENTINO GARAVANI Men’s Mixed-Material Sneakers

These Valentino Garavani sneakers get a futuristic treatment with blue, red, and silver foil accents. The chunky high-tops are another pair we’d add to our ever-growing collection of thick soles.

 

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