30 top luxury sneaker brands
30 MAJOR BRANDS OF LUXURY SNEAKERS
Whether you're a sneakerhead, street style casual or a sports enthusiast, sneakers should be a staple in every man's wardrobe.No longer relegated to the gym, sneakers have had a makeover and are now firmly in the realm of the fashion elite.Wear them with a suit, go out on a date or casual on the weekend - anything goes.It also means that luxury brands have answered the call for more upscale, innovative and sophisticated styles.From Prada and Gucci to Fear of God and Visvim, there's a luxury sneaker brand to suit every discerning man's style.
Designer Yohji Yamamoto has teamed up with the brilliant minds of Adidas to create a luxury line of men's trainers. It marries the innovative, performance-based materials Adidas is known for with Y-3's signature street style. Designs include textured mesh and leather blends, revolutionary 4D printed soles and sports-inspired silhouettes. Choose from low and high styles to elevate your casual look.
Complete your luxury Prada look with a pair of their stylish trainers. The brand is currently led by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, who continue to channel Prada's unique aesthetic. Discover styles like the futuristic Techno Stretch sneakers, the classic shape of the nylon gabardines or the Cloudbust Thunders that give the impression of walking on a cloud. Plus, their styles are always incredibly comfortable, bringing traditional sports technology into the designs. You'll be on top of the street style with a pair of Pradas on your feet.
Bring out your style with a pair of Gucci sneakers. With a range of styles from fashionable low-top silhouettes to ultra-functional, hiking-inspired styles, there's something for everyone. Of course, all of their sneakers exude Gucci's opulent aesthetic, whether through bold colors, unique materials, the iconic logo, or patterned fabric. Additionally, some styles join the Off The Grid range of sustainable fashion. These items use sustainably sourced, recycled and organic materials in construction to reduce environmental impact.
4. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
The iconic red sole of Louboutins for women is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think of their shoes. However, Christian Louboutin also does an amazing job with men's luxury sneakers. The French fashion house offers a wide range of styles from classic everyday looks to extraordinary avant-garde styles with metallic accents, studs and different textures. You can also choose low-top and high-top sneaker runners to meet all your wardrobe needs.
Add luxury to your sneaker collection with a pair from the Spanish house Balenciaga. Their revolutionary Speed Sock sneaker is one of their most beloved concepts. The comfortable fit is both comfortable and modern. Other styles include the Track.2 sneaker with a more traditional profile but intricate details in various colorways. There's also the transparent Triple S sole, which is sure to put a spring in your step. Demna Gvasalia, former founder of Vetements, is the current head of design for the now Paris-based brand and brings with her years of experience in sports-inspired design.
French fashion house Lanvin brings fresh Parisian style to luxury sneakers for men. You can keep it simple, with a classic low lace up, with a contrast toe. You can also go back to the 80s with the brightly colored panels of the Bumper low-top sneakers or the Clay high-top sneakers. Bright colors will bring character to your outfit and joy to your day. Whichever style you choose, you'll feel as comfortable as you look stylish.
Choose from a selection of stylish sneakers from Saint Laurent. The French fashion house has been creating luxury items for men and women for almost 60 years. Many of their sneaker styles, like Court and Venice, are classic and understated, making them perfect for a casual office, boys weekend, or casual date night. However, for men looking for something a little more fun, try animal prints or starry webs for a different look.
Versace has always worked to redefine elegance in menswear. Their line of luxury sneakers is no exception. Expect to discover bold, chunky silhouettes mixed with bold colors, metallic accents and signature patterns. Everything is bound to make a strong statement. Not to mention, you'll be exceptionally comfortable, as the construction features premium materials, superior workmanship, and Versace's high quality.
9. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Oversized is all the rage at Alexander McQueen when it comes to men's luxury sneakers. The London-based brand is known for pushing the boundaries of edgy tailoring and street style. The sneaker range does just that. With chunky soles and thick tread, you'll easily put your best foot forward. Enjoy finishes including fluoros, pearlescent accents and contrast trims to make your footwear stand out.
Earthy tones come together to keep Fendi's trainer lineup bold, but not over the top. Think color blocks of muted browns, warm yellows, subtle khakis and pastel pinks. The iconic Fendi motif makes a regular appearance in the selection of high-top and low-top sneakers and runners. You will enjoy both comfort and style with a pair of these shoes.
11. TOM FORD
Tom Ford's resume is impressive, having worked at both Gucci and Saint Laurent. In this capacity, he brings a wealth of experience to his own brand and line of luxury men's sneakers. Timeless styling and classic tailoring are evident in traditional and elegant designs. Choose from high and low shoes with a warm color or bright white. Quality materials complement these refined styles, using fabrics ranging from supple leather and suede to ultra-comfortable and conforming neoprene and mesh.
Sneakerheads will love Italian company Valentino's shoe selection. These luxury shoes come in styles to suit all tastes and needs. There are hiking-inspired styles such as Climber and Bounce or Rockrunner that are well suited for getting out and exercising. If you're looking for a more street-savvy vibe, then one of the laid-back, edgy options like VL7N and signature Rockstuds will be the best bet.
13. DOLCE & GABBANA
Add a touch of glamor to your luxury sneaker collection by indulging in a pair or two of Dolce and Gabbana styles. Royal embellishments and rich patterns mix with the brand's signature designs to adorn their shoes. Although there are more understated options such as sleek black Portifinos, the majority are ready to make a bold statement. Chunky rubber soles ensure you're as comfortable as they are stylish, so you can spend an entire day roaming around without a care in the world.
French fashion house Balmain puts its spin on luxury sneakers for men. Discover simple and timeless styles like the B-Court that will guide you through your day with ease. On the other hand, move fast with futuristic, cutting-edge styles like the BBold high-top sneaker. It features a sock-style upper, with chunky platform soles that secure Balmain's signature straps to the foot. The style is completed with gold accents. No matter which shoes you choose, they will take pride of place in your shoe collection.
15. JOINT PROJECTS
Founded by Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami, Common Projects is a luxury shoe brand. Their style is defined by timelessness, with silhouettes inspired by tennis, running and basketball. The Achille was their first design and has an understated elegance. This Italian leather sneaker comes in a range of colors including solid black, pristine white and beige suede. The collection has grown considerably since its launch in 2004. However, the one thing that remains constant is their distinctive 10-digit codes found on the back of the heel. This number indicates the style, size and color code of the shoe and is engraved in a neat gold font to maintain a minimalist style.
At Visvim, founded by Hiroki Nakamura in Tokyo in 2001, Americana meets Native American and Japanese inspiration. This cult brand uses traditional methods to create both its clothing and footwear ranges. Hiroki spent time in his youth traveling in rural America and learning about the life and culture of the native tribes of Alaska, developing a passion for American shoes. So, shortly after forming the company, he created the iconic Visvim FBT, a mix of loafer and sneaker. These days, the luxury sneaker line features styles that bring together Hiroki's passions, while embracing street-savvy style.
17. OFF WHITE
Off-White is another company with a cult following.This is where high-end streetwear meets Italian craftsmanship.Founder and designer, Virgil Abloh, celebrates the bold and the eccentric through his work.The use of color, cultural iconography and quotes is quintessential to the brand and adds to the hype surrounding the styles.Choose from high tops covered in graffiti or joggers with distinctive rubber soles that help you stand out from the crowd.
Men looking for a more sophisticated sneaker should turn to Berluti. This French fashion brand has been creating luxury men's shoes that are true masterpieces since 1895. Since its inception, the focus has been on expert craftsmanship, using the highest quality leathers, while discreetly respecting the rules. As such, the range now offers styles inspired by tennis, running and basketball sneakers, while maintaining an understated elegance. You can comfortably wear these styles with a casual suit for the errands, or just with your cotton shorts on a weekend by the coast.
19. MARGIELA HOUSE
Some truly amazing concept designs have come from Maison Margiela. Perhaps the most notable was the tabi boot, which debuted in 1998. Although there are more modest styles, such as Replica and Wedge, it is the more curious creations that require special attention. Go for the split-toe Tabi low-top sneakers, choose the melt-in-the-mouth Fusions, or go crazy with a bubble-soled style. Whatever your path, you'll turn heads and radiate credibility.
20. GOLDEN GOOSE
Each Golden Goose shoe is handcrafted and individually distressed. Based in Venice, the company was founded by Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo in 2000, and focuses on modern, refined footwear with a vintage feel. Contemporary men with a laid-back style will love these luxe men's trainers that exude a West Coast skater vibe and feature the iconic superstar logo. There are an abundance of colorways for tops and bottoms, all with great shades and that well-worn aesthetic.
21. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA
It is the refined finishes, quality materials and decorative details that make Ermenegildo Zegna luxury sneakers stand out from the crowd. The Tiziano Stitched Panel Trainers are one of the collection's most popular styles and epitomize high-end street style. You can also go for a more futuristic look with a pair of paneled bottoms with chunky rubber soles or the Claudio trainers with mesh detailing. The high standard of all their designs means you can pair them with your chinos at the office or wear them casually at the weekend.
Now owned by Prada, Church's was originally a British company that started in 1873. As a result, there's a significant history behind the classic, elegant designs that now adorn the feet of the brand's most fashionable customers. Enjoy a selection of classic kicks and retro runners. The Boland is a prolific sneaker style that comes in all sorts of combinations of soft suedes and high-shine leathers. Wear it to work or wear it casually. If you're looking for a sportier look, try the nostalgic vibes of the Dalton or the active feel of the Ch873 runners.
Grenson has been a pioneer in shoemaking since 1866. It was one of the first registered companies in the UK, as well as one of the first factories to use the Goodyear Welted shoemaking method. While the brand's history lies in dress shoes and boots, it has now branched out into luxury sneakers. The first style was Sneaker 1, based on a '70s tennis shoe silhouette. Currently, there are dozens of styles to choose from, but all retain a refined and dignified feel.
Rhude may not be a household name just yet, but with its growing fan base, this Los Angeles-based label soon will be. Founder Rhuigi Villasenor combines style and streetwear elements with luxury techniques to create sleek designs. Rhecess hi-top basketball sneakers are one of the staple lines, feature vintage detailing and are hand-distressed. Meanwhile, the V2 Bandana range of shoes bring a festival vibe to the street scene with both a colorful option and a more muted gray and white. Additional collaborations with companies like PUMA will undoubtedly help the brand grow in popularity.
25. FEAR OF GOD
American fashion and sneaker designer, Jerry Lorenzo runs his company Fear of God. This rebellious brand appeals to both hip-hop and grunge styles, releasing new collections as they see fit and collaborating with the likes of Nike and Zegna. The current range includes tops and bottoms, showing mostly neutral suedes and classic shapes.
Vetements began as a design collective, founded by Demna Gvasalia and Guram Gvasalia. A combination of tongue-in-cheek designs, collaborations and famous fans has seen the brand's notoriety and popularity skyrocket in a short time. Their luxury sneaker styles are limited by fun; however, some of their partnerships have included Reebok, expanding the range. Opt for high-top sock-style shoes that hug your feet, or go for a more traditional approach with the Spike Runner than in great colors including orange, red and blue.
27. WORKSHOPS CREATIVE
Embrace the lived-in charm of Officine Creative's low-top sneakers. This luxury Italian brand has perfected leather goods over the years since its inception in 1968. Exquisite craftsmanship guarantees understated refinement. Meanwhile, the neutral palette makes the full range incredibly portable and versatile. These shoes are perfect for men who appreciate quality style, without being flashy.
A timeless brand like Ferragamo has the know-how to make stylish and contemporary men's luxury sneakers. Italian craftsmanship ensures that while the styles are casual, they are no less decadent. Sticking primarily to low profile tennis and jogging shoes keeps the range classic and versatile. However, the materials used, such as the waffle jacquard upper, calf leather and detailed paneling, take it up a notch.
Put your feet in stylish kicks from Moncler. Street-savvy and sport-ready, there are a variety of looks to choose from. The Leave No Trave, Bubble and Trevor sneakers are ideal for men who like the aesthetics of running shoes. They are comfortable, practical and beautiful. If you like a more relaxed approach to tennis shoes, the Monaco and Montepellier sneakers are perfect.
If you're looking for a fun side to your luxury, the Amiri sneakers tick the box. The company combines rock'n'roll with a Californian energy. The result is shoes adorned with buckles, chains and skeletons. Low-profile tennis-style shoes slip on easily and pair well with shorts, chinos, and even tailored pants. If the more grungy style isn't your vibe, pretend you're on vacation with the Hawaiian or banana print designs for a tropical feel.