This is a Guest Post from Monsieur and Moi.
The sneaker game has kicked off in Australia over the past 2 years as many young males are moving from the more traditional skate shoe to sportier, and chunkier designs. In the fitness market, Nike is still dominating the scene with the Free run and Roshe Run. In the street style scene Asics, Nike, Reebok and New Balance sneakers are slowly integrating into everyday wear.
Much of our street style is influenced by Britain, and this influence is usually funnelled into Melbourne, where new trends flourish and spread. At least there is where the sneaker trend has kicked off anyways. So when Man of Many asked us to make a pick of our favourite sneakers we happily obliged. Here are our top 10 sneakers.
Ronnie Fieg x Clarks 2014 Kildare Pack
The Ronnie Fieg and Clarks collaborating is a little out of the blue, but something special! Combining premium Nubuck with a pigskin toe and leather lining, going from gym to the street is easy.
Nike Roshe Run Slip-On GPX
A lace-free shoe, what more can we dream of!
New Balance MRT580AD
This would have to be one of my favourite sneakers out there. I know it is a little boring. But I love the navy blue colour, and the typical New Balance design has an extremely retro aura about it.
Asics Gel-Kayano Trainer
A chunky design, and a retro colour scheme give these knew Asics gels an individual look. Wear these to the gym, or as casual streetwear.
Nike – WMNS Roshe run Woven 2.0
After Nike’s first woven Roshe run was a bit of a disaster, this 2.0 model is something a little more acceptable. The open design will certainly keep you cool, particularly for summer, however, don’t be surprised if they turn a few heads.
Ronnie Fieg X Asics Gel Lyte III
What started off as a 1-of-1 sample in 2009 by Ronnie Fieg transformed into one of the most desirable sneakers in 2013. With a new range of colours, the special edition Gel Lyte will continue to be a hit.
Nike Free Flyknit Chukka SP
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela Collection
This one of a kind collaboration between Converse and Maison Martin Margiela features the Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell sneakers. Each shoe is hand-painted in Maison Martin’s iconic white paint. Covering the whole shoe, they naturally crack to reveal the original colours beneath. 10 Cool points to Converse.
Nike Flyknit Trainer
Comfort and flexibility wrapped into one. The woven design gives these shoes awesome performance for all types of activities, and they look good too.
Koston 2 Max Nike SB
The Koston model is a plain, yet awesome design for a sneaker. With a low profile design, and dark colour palette this makes for an awesome gym shoe. A mesh upper allows for maximum breathability, flexibility, and overall comfort.
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