Top 5 Shoe Brands for Men
Though seemingly overdone and unchanging, men’s shoe brands remain a necessary subject to probe. Why? Because as years go by and seasons change, the fashion industry remains steady in their release of new brands. In addition to that, older brands are always undergoing some form of reinvention, if not scurrying for new ways to seem relevant and that, my friends, is something worth writing about.
Competition has risen over the past decade ─ With the introduction of new technology and collaborations, brands have become more keen to stir sneaker culture’s melting pot and are even more eager to upsell their position in the fashion industry. So what are the current top shoe brands for men this Spring/Summer 2019?
Check out our comprehensive list below. (Ranked in no particular order)
As previously mentioned (top sneaker brands), Nike has solidified its status as a must-have name for both athletes and sneaker collectors alike by constantly creating new boundaries to overcome and releasing new collabs and hybrid versions of their top favourites. As one of the top echelon brands, Nike is no amateur to the sneaker game, having been established in 1964 by an American multinational company who took interest in the design, development, manufacturing and global marketing and sales of its footwear. Shop Nike here.
This European shoe brand’s origin traces all the way back to 1895 and was established by J. W. Foster as ‘J. W. Foster and Sons’ in Bolton, England. With a clear mission and a deep fitness heritage, Reebok aspires “to be the best fitness brand in the world” and continues to push this motto forward ─ even today. The brand also prides itself on transformation, having been acquired by Adidas in 2005, yet still remaining unique in their offering, be it running, training or classic sneakers/trainers. Shop Reebok here.
Yet another European hypebeast, adidas AG is a German multinational company that was founded by Adolf Dassler and has grown to become the largest sportswear company in Europe since its inception in 1924. Dominating the sports and lifestyle shoe spheres, adidas is positioned as one of the top brands to invest in. From their iconic Superstar to the NMD or their legendary celebrity collabs, adidas does not only create memorable designs that sell, they generate successful campaigns too. Shop adidas here.
Puma no longer has that ‘new kid on the block’ feel, yet it still maintains a fresh and youthful aesthetic that we all love. Formed in 1924, Puma is renowned for being at the forefront of sport and athletic success. In addition to that, Puma has also expanded their lifestyle model and done collaborations with The Weeknd, Kylie Jenner and Rihanna, too. Taking cues from the industry’s greats, Puma offers premium quality footwear to push you to reach your full potential. Shop Puma here.
Always affordable. Always trending. Always classic. Converse made a name for themselves in 1908, but was later acquired by Nike in 2003. Though seen as ‘the underdog’ among other bigger sneaker brands, Converse remains relevant to date. From their iconic Chuck Taylor to the well-favoured All Star, this brand is certainly not going anywhere and will have more in store for years to come. Shop Converse here.
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