Go business casual in style with our office-friendly guide to the best work sneakers for men!
Long gone are the days where the only norm of men’s workwear was circled around a structured suit, matching tie and polished oxford shoes. Today, work appropriate attire has become more relaxed to fit in with current fashion trends.
We’re talking sneakers, jeans and relaxed shirts where the sleeves are usually rolled up before lunchtime.
So, if you’re in search of the best work shoes for men, read on through for our list of the top five stylish men’s leather sneakers. Happy styling!
adidas Originals Continental 80
Available in two colours – black or white – the adidas Originals Continental are more than just a quality work shoe for men. Made from genuine smooth leather, these work sneakers feature a round-toe, laces, a durable padded sole and heel, plus adidas’ signature branding throughout. Embodying its rich sporting heritage and contemporary style, the Continental 80’s are perfect for day-to-day lifestyle wearing. Great for a business casual look, they’ll take you from early morning meetings to after work drinks in comfort!
For a general all-rounder men’s work shoe that styles up business casual by just a touch, Lacoste’s Straightset is for you. Perfect for in-office looks to late night frivolities, these leather sneakers are stylish and high in quality at the same time. Featuring a low-rise design, lace-up front and the iconic side green alligator logo, the Lacoste Straightset is made with ortholite insoles for hygenic comfort – they are even great for those men who stand all day!
Polo Ralph Lauren Sayer Sneakers
Another contender for the best work sneakers goes to Polo Ralph Lauren’s Sayer Sneakers. Expertly crafted from canvas, the Sayer Sneakers were designed with practicality in mind. We’re talking a low-top silhouette, suede leather trims and, of course, signature embroidered branding to the side. Available in four colours – black, soft grey, navy and berry – all with a white rubber sole, the Polo Ralph Lauren Sayer Sneakers are best paired with relaxed denim or chinos alike.
Tommy Hilfiger Essential Leather Detail Vulcanised Sneakers
Cracking into the men’s work footwear industry is hard. Thankfully, world leading designer lifestyle brand, Tommy Hilfiger, accepted and won the challenge with their Essential Leather Detail Vulcanised Sneakers. Made from leather, these work sneakers feature a lace-up fastening, padded footbed and a rubber cupsole. We recommend pairing these shoes with slim-fit beige pants and a simple white linen shirt (with sleeves rolled up) for an overall maximised look. Thank us later.
If you’re looking for a leather work sneaker that combines a touch of colour without being too overpowering, Veja’s V-12 are a great choice. Described as cool and understated, these office-friendly sneakers are just as stylish as they are sustainable. Made in Brazil, with the brand launching in 2004, they rolled out a mission to be as transparent as possible implementing processes of upcycling materials (including polyester, plastic bottles and botton) from industry deadstock to create an alternative that goes on to become part of the brand’s ethos. Perfectly paired with sleek jeans and a polo!
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