TVG Gift Guides: Summer Sneakers

Kicking off our 2015 TVG Gift Guide selection is a wardrobe staple, the sneaker. The ultimate shoe to dress up or down, perfect for the beach, boat or bar, here’s 8 of our favourite summer sneakers.

Racket Low Canvas – Tretorn ($129)

Unfortunately with the dollar sliding against the US the classic Racket Low by Tretorn has increased in price quite dramatically. Nevertheless this class Tennis shoe has been a staple since the 60’s.

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015

Ellington Sneaker – Clae ($110)

The value proposition in the list is Clae’s Ellington, featuring a waxed full grain leather upper and rich suede accents with waxed cotton cord laces which create an elegant and refined everyday sneaker. Perfect to pair with either a navy chino or swim short, or white linen.

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015


Mens B2 Canvas – Spring Court ($150)

A thick cushioned innersole and a patented ventilated outsole make this classic white mid top sneaker a quality everyday summer sneaker.

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015


Soft 7 Mens – Ecco ($204)

The Scandinavian designed Soft 7 by Ecco features a supremely soft and comfortable grain leather upper, as well as a leather covered inlay sole with ECCO Comfort Fibre System to keep your feet fresh!

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015

Classic 2750 Canvas – Superga ($92)

Superga’s timeless/no nonsense Classic 2750 has been in production since 1911 and features an extra strong, breathable cotton-canvas upper and a vulcanised rubber outsole.

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015

Achilles Retro Low – Common Projects ($517.90)

Despite moving manufacturing out of Italy, Common Projects sneakers have continued to rise in price (not helped by our falling dollar). Clearly the demand for these classic leather sneakers is still as strong as ever – we certainly can’t fault the clean design.


TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015

Siglo Low Top – Chirstian Kimber ($430)

CK’s personal take on the classic tennis shoes combines hand cut white suede and leather, in a subtle yet refined package. They are also 100% handmade in Italy for the man that appreciates the fine things in life.

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015

The Sneaker – NOTA ($199)

NOTA have recently undergone a small restructure adding some additional design acumen to the team. With the additional team members comes an additional shoe, The Sneaker. They’re built from stringently selected Italian leather and have a customisable tongue for your initials.

TVG Sneakers Gift Guide 2015


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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