13 Best Dress Sneakers For Suits

For years now we’ve seen guys dressing down their suits by pairing them with a fresh pair of sneakers. Two years ago we ran a somewhat controversial editorial for Emporio Armani, pairing premium suits with the latest and flashiest Nike running shoes. Although that particular pairing was a bit extreme for some, the idea behind dressing down the everyday suit through footwear choice continues to be very prevalent in the menswear world – and with Pitti Uomo 86 kicking off this week, we’ll no doubt see a continuation of this trend.

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The key to matching sneakers with tailored pants is about being subtle with colour, material and shape. You don’t want to look bottom heavy with a pair of oversized shoes, so keep the soles thin, the shape narrow and colours in line with the rest of your outfit.

Pitti Uomo June 2014 – Photo: Marc Richardson for Highsnobiety.com

Some say comfort must be sacrificed for looks when it comes to shoes, and anyone who’s broken in a stiff pair of Oxford’s will no doubt agree. That said, there’s no better feeling than slipping on a pair of shoes straight from the box that fit like a glove and won’t give you a moments trouble. This feeling is most often achieved with sneakers. Below we’ve outlined the 13 best sneakers to wear with a suit or with tailored pants:

Frankies Shoes Bianco

Frankies Shoes Bianco – $160 Converse Jack Purcell Canvas

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas – $69 Ben Simon Tennis Shoe Grey

Ben Simon Tennis Shoe Grey – $40 Nike Roshe Run Mesh Sneakers

Nike Roshe Run Mesh Sneakers – $159 Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit – $119 Common Projects Red Leather

Common Projects Red Leather – $469

Spring Court G2 Classic White

Spring Court G2 Classic White – $110

Clae Ellington Concrete Suade

Clae Ellington Concrete Suade – $120

Barneys Superga Canvas Court Sneaker

Barneys Superga Canvas Court Sneaker – $75APC Tennis Shoe White

APC Tennis Shoe White– $380

Adidas Stan Smith White/Red

Adidas Stan Smith White/Red – $75

Feit Hand Sewn Low

Feit Hand Sewn Low – $482

Acne Studios Adrian Leather

Acne Studios Adrian Leather – $480

Header Image: Pitti Uomo June 2014 Marc Richardson for Highsnobiety.com

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