Dressy Sneaker or Casual Dress Shoe?

I’ll let you be the judge, but let it be known this trend in footwear is the kind of effortless style that has grown in popularity over the last few years. It isn’t the first time we have seen a leather sneaker, but bold colors and rustic finishes create a modern look every man should try. So often men’s shoes come in brown, black, or white. Why not add a splash of color? This style of shoe would look great with jeans and if you’ve got the guts they could be paired with a suit.

The two toned high top shoe is brought to you by Heutchy and are made with “cement” and “carbon” colored suede. This company looks to bridge the gap between casual and formal shoes, what better way to do this than combining luxury textiles with a sporty silhouette.

The marbled blue leather low top sneaker comes from PRO-Keds. This style is known as the 69er, and according to Keds’ website this style was introduced in 1969 as the PRO-Keds Super. This shoe was extremely popular on and off the basketball courts of New York during the 1970s and became known as “Uptowns” by kids in Harlem and the Bronx. Later the shoe was adopted by the pioneers of hip-hop music.

Converse offers 68 variations of Jack Purcell shoes (not including their mass customization options) on their website, but this distressed leather pair grabbed my attention. This style started out as a badminton shoe worn by five-time Canadian badminton champion, Jack Purcell. Mr. Purcell’s name has graced the tongue of this classic shoe since 1935.

So not only have you learned about an emerging shoe trend, but now you have a bit of shoe history that may help you out should you ever appear on Jeopardy.

Alex Trebek: This shoe is named after a Canadian badminton great…

You: (hit buzzer) What is Jack Purcell?

Alex Trebek: Correct!

You: I’ll take random shoe history for 500




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