LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Switch Up Your Kicks

Let's Hear it for the Boys

When something works we tend to stick with it. For most of my guy friends that means lacing up the same pair of basketball shoes or black Converse everyday. Not every guy is super into the latest fashion trends and shoes are usually the last thing guys want to switch up — and we get it too. Your loyal kicks are comfortable, easy to wear and have lasted you for years. With spring approaching fast, new fashion trends are beginning to surface. One of those trends is men’s high-top sneakers. Stick with this Fashionisto’s pair. His shoes have all the functionality of your normal shoe picks, but are super modern and fashion forward.

Sneakers have been shown on the runway before- and so have boots. However, high-top sneakers are a combination of the two styles put together. Designer Giuseppe Zanotti showed the look in his spring 2014 runway collection. The designer styled the shoes with fitted pants tucked in to the shoe and cool, undone tops. The looks shown in his runway show nailed the “I wake up looking this cool” style.

Our Fashionisto wore his shoes in a more relaxed way. He tucked his tan pants in to his high-tops, similar to the runway look. He also added a colored shirt and a layered-style jacket. His tan colored sneakers work well with the blues and grays incorporated in the rest his look. Choosing colors that coordinate with each other helps create a very cohesive look.

If you are now convinced that you should retire your old kicks and want to shop around, then try looking at Urban Outfitters. They have tons of options and a variety of colors to choose from. My favorite is a black pair. They are more boot-inspired and would be perfect for an urban style dresser. So guys, go ahead — try something new. You might even find yourself a new favorite shoe.

Hint: For a super bold look, throw on a bright pair of high-tops. Choose a vibrant color or texture. Then keep your outfit minimal. This will make your shoes stand out and create a super fashion-forward ensemble.

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