- 35 Best Sneakers for Men 2020 – Sneaker Styles for Guys
- The 13 Coolest Sneakers We’re Obsessed With Every Single Day
- 1. The Nike Killshot 2 Sneaker – Buy It Here
- 2. The New Balance 574 Split – Buy It Here
- 3. Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers for Men in White/Black Checkered – Buy It Here
- 4. Adidas ‘Swift’ Sneakers for Men – Buy It Here
- 5. Nike Air Tailwind – Buy It Here
- 6. The Adidas UltraBoost 19 in Clear & Chalk White – Buy It Here
- 7. Cole Haan GrandPro Low Tops – Buy It Here
- 8. The New Balance 990v5 in Grey – Buy It Here
- 10. The Converse Jack Purcell Oxford Sneakers in Wolf Grey & White – Buy It Here
- 11. New Balance 574V1 in Pigment and Castlerock – Buy It Here
- 13. Adidas ‘Campus’ Sneakers for Men in Light Ash Blue – Buy It Here
- 13 Best All-Black Sneakers to Buy Now – Stylish All-Black Shoes for Men
- 13 Best White Sneakers for Men 2020 – Top White Sneaker Styles to Buy
35 Best Sneakers for Men 2020 – Sneaker Styles for Guys
Finding the right pair of sneakers is no easy task, even for us editors here at Men's Health. Honestly, the sneaker market is so oversaturated and rife with options that it can be a bit overwhelming to track down which ones are the best for you.
It's especially tough to be mindful of important things quality and which shoes work for which occasions while you're distracted by unique colorways and your favorite brand names. And as cool as it may be to have an extensive sneaker collection, it's best to find your perfect, everyday pair.
Thankfully, the Men's Health team has spent countless hours testing the wide variety of sneakers on the market so you don't have to. These sneakers have passed the test of combining both fashion and function.
Each one is worthy of becoming your go-to pair, from the all-time classics, to the kicks that will help you run at lightening speed, and, of course, the hottest new releases.
Check out the 35 best sneakers for men to score now.
“Perfect for pounding the pavement, these lightweight runners feel great right the box. One reviewer gave the sneaker a high score for great energy return and a snug fit. The brand's DNA LOFT and BioMoGo DNA technology create a one-touch punch of soft cushioning with great stability to knockout your run.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“Hoka’s solution to the super shoe race feels fast from the minute you lace it up. The carbon fiber plates inside add effortless propulsion, while the super-cushy foam is far lighter than it looks.
I logged my first 20-mile training session in these bad boys and didn't think about my feet once—that's the mark of a great shoe.
” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“Foam beads have made the Joyride a total game-changer.
With four separate pods filled with proprietary foam-bead tech through the whole sole, each step will absorb your stride and return energy to propel you forward.
A snug fit with a breathable upper round out this must-have sneaker to help you spring into action for your next run—with a little help when you need it most.” – Jamie Prokell, Creative Director
“When your goal is to travel light, you need one versatile shoe that’ll work for all occasions and be comfortable enough for all-day wear. Allbirds’ Tree Runner is the answer. Low-density foam soles keep the Tree Runners lightweight, while eco-friendly knit uppers let your tired feet breathe easy.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“A rich nubuck upper elevates your affordable workwear, allowing you to save the big bucks until you reach executive level.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“If you’re a baller, you already know why this shoe has a perfect rating. The Air Jordan line represents the best of the best in performance basketball footwear, and the 34 is just the latest example. The shoe’s lockdown is next-level, while the new Eclipse Plate keeps the shoe super light and explosive.” – Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director
“New Balance zeroed in on high-speed performance with these advanced runners, the first of the excellent FuelCell series, named for the new high-rebound foam. The Rebel is built to speed up your tempo runs, but its combination of style and comfort make it a sneaker worthy of entering your everyday wear rotation.” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“Sure, the next-level stabilizing LQDCell cushioning is the main reason to score these Pumas, but the allure of the eye-popping transparent upper is undeniable. The thin layer of mesh provides airflow and an opportunity to flaunt your strong sock game.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“After over half a decade the hoops game, Converse’s All Star BB takes cues from the brand’s timeless Chuck Taylor All Star, but adds a slew of Nike footwear tech that makes the new shoes high performers. You can feel the React cushion in the heel for extra springy softness and the diamond patterned sole provides excellent traction.” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“The Air Zoom UNVRS’s lacing system was designed to allow everyone—from pros to those with disabilities—to get game-ready in moments, and it works a charm, tightening around your ankles, but still letting the back of your foot breathe. Meanwhile the Zoom underfoot delivers terrific bounce and responsiveness, perfect for anyone with explosiveness in their game.” – Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director
“The knit upper of these hybrid running sneakers has the right balance of stretch and support for superior comfort, combined with a unique design for high style.
In all-white sneaker, the cool texture appears subtle enough to wear for everyday occasions, but still maintains enough interest to make admirers want to take a closer look.
” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“In a world of chunky “dad sneakers”, this gem from the late ‘70s feels surprisingly refreshing. A snazzy suede texture takes the multi-purpose training shoe to stylish new heights, without an obnoxious platform- sole.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“Socks and sandals? Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried Chaco’s Z/Ronin. These babies provide the comfort of wearing sandals while protecting your feet against the wet, wild world. Plus, they’re lace-free, which means you’ll spend less time fiddling around and more time for your busy day ahead.” – Spencer Dukoff, Deputy Editor
“Adidas brought its Boost foam to the trail, and hikers should take the opportunity to experience the added comfort and spring that comes with the high tech material. The fit and support of the Free Hiker is clutch and the GORE-TEX membrane can handle anything nature can throw at it.” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“Proof that the ‘dad sneaker’ trend doesn’t have to be ugly, these retro kicks are my go-to to sport with workwear trousers and my distressed denim jeans. The gray, black, and white color combo gives the Air Max 90 QS a sleek look to wear with anything in your closet” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“This new casual classic is an update of one of New Balance’s best-looking lines. Along with the sleek look and bold colors, you’ll love the one-piece bootie for a snug, slip-on and tie fit.” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“The Air Jordan 1 is the OG sneakerhead pick for a reason. Depending on the colorway you get (choose wisely), these could be your signature kicks for years and make you look cool with just about any look.
Wear them with a T-shirt and shorts? Sure. What about a suit jacket and jeans? That works, too. The original AJ1 is a classic—and that won't be changing any time soon.
” – Evan Romano, Associate Editor
“Reebok's throwback sneaker straddles the line between lifestyle shoe and training shoe; eye-catching enough to wear for a night on the town, but supportive enough (and with enough midfoot lockdown) to fuel you through your workouts. A bonus: A budget price that means you can get two or three pairs for the price you might typically spend on one pair of cool sneakers.” – Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director
“It’s easy to see why every iteration of the Killshot sells out pretty much overnight: The retro-inspired workhorse is stylish enough to elevate a basic jeans-and-t-shirt look, but also understated enough to lend a suit some attitude. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and affordable sneaker to build your wardrobe around.” – Michael Darling, Executive Editor
“If you’re looking for a simple clean sneaker with a bit of a new kick to it, I’m loving these tonal black Adidas Gazelle sneakers in suede.
The Suede with its natural texture makes them fresh for the season to wear with your winter flannel, chino or denim pants. This is.
a sneaker you could also pull-off well with a winter wool suit, for a more sporty and relaxed suit look option.” -Ted Stafford, Fashion Director
“Koio kicks it old school with their latest soccer-inspired release. The brand has developed a cult-life following for their handcrafted sneakers with high-quality construction and the new Tempo Bianco is no exception. Splurge on these smooth, soft leather sneakers to easily elevate your everyday style—you won’t regret it.”- Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
“High performance running company Brooks turned some heads when it dropped the chemically-engineered, super bouncy DNA AMP midsole with the Levitate to take on the now-ubiquitous adidas Boost.
This fresh colorway of the second version of the flagship makes these sneakers just as flashy as they are comfortable, so you can transition from the running trail to casual wear without even having to change your kicks.
” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“I am really into these Nike Drop Type LX. They feel the perfect pairing of a classic Court silhouette with deconstructed modern details on the tongue and rubber edging. The understated simple black color with a pop of pink at the heel puts a fresh twist on the iconic sneaker to sport now through the fall season.” – Jamie Prokell, Creative Director
“Adidas is bringing its celebrated Boost foam to tougher terrain with a newly-redesigned HD feel for extra stability. Own your urban run with the extra-grippy sole, or just give your outfit some extra street cred.” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“Now, that's a basketball shoe. UA's HOVR Havoc II is as versatile as any basketball shoe on the market, whether you're playing indoors on hardwood or hitting the blacktop.
Excellent midfoot lockdown let's you change direction and move laterally easily, and the breathable mesh never makes your foot feel it's overheating.
Plus, you get slight energy return from the HOVR Havoc II, something that's great for leapers and anyone with a little bounce in their game.” – Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director
“I told the guy at the running store that I wanted “the least shoe-iest running shoe.” That’s because I one thing in a running shoe: minimalism.
It has to come in all black (all black, not black with a little gold stripe on the heel) so I can wear it with anything, and it has to be almost impossibly lightweight. This shoe weighs in at a mere 8.55 ounces. I’m pretty sure I have socks heavier than that.
The Free RN is an inconspicuous foot pillow that provides all the support you need—on the road or on the sidewalk.” -Ross McCammon, Special Projects Editor
“Can’t decide between a super technical running shoe or a casual stunner? Pick both. These kicks from Asics can perform on the road and look sharp paired with your best trouser and tee look.” – Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“Similar to the Adidas Samba, the Mexico 66 is a trainer that transcends decades of style. This particular colorway made their debut in pre-Olympic trials before the Mexico Olympic games in 1968 making them suitable for any champion.
With the dynamic Tiger Stripes running through the sides of these sneakers, this style races into icon status. With this legacy, this sneaker embodies all winners—past & present.
” – Alfonso Fernandez Navas, Fashion Assistant at Men’s Health
“This simple black sneaker silhouette with a gum-colored sole gives you just enough personality to not feel you’re following the herd, while still maintaining a classic look that appeals to any guy . They deliver the ultimate all-day comfort, thanks to a soft leather upper and a supportive footbed.” – Jamie Prokell, Creative Director
“After wearing them in three consecutive marathons, I now preach the gospel of the Adidas Boost to all who will listen.
Everything runners have always loved about the Boosts—the stretchy knit upper, the bouncy, responsive cushioning—is still true of the Ultraboost 19’s, only better, lighter, and sexier.
When the next race inevitably comes along, I’ll reach for them again.” Michael Darling, Executive Editor
“Saucony shoes are loved by Olympians and marathoners to dog joggers and 5K-ers a.
These sneakers are so ridiculously comfortable I wear them almost any chance I get, whether I'm running a quick errand or going on a morning run.
They're easy to slip on and out, and the laces never feel they're constricting your foot.” – Mario Abad, Freelance Style & Grooming Writer
“Sick of changing up your shoes from activity to activity? Just rock this multipurpose trainer from Lane-Eight from the gym to the street and back again. The sharp-looking sneakers have a sock- knit upper to go with stable TPU sidewalls for a comfortable lockdown fit.” -Brett Williams, Fitness Editor
“They're a meatier, more austere version of a low-top Converse All-Star that lends itself to everyday, everywhere dressing.” -Matt Goulet, Senior Associate Editor
“They're not the sexiest pair of sockless kicks, but when you're running through mud and woods and rain, all while panting and wanting to die, they feel pretty damn comfy.” -Joshua St. Clair, Editorial Assistant
“Business on top, casual down below, this sneaker is the ultimate mashup to be donned from office hours to happy hour.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Gear Editor
The 13 Coolest Sneakers We’re Obsessed With Every Single Day
Because men’s sneakers have certainly come a long way from just all white (although we still love those). Shop our picks for the most stylish kicks for men this year.
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We’re obsessed with all things ‘sneakers.’ Whether you call them ‘tennis shoes’ or ‘sneakers’ we can all agree that we can’t get enough of them.
You used to have a pair of sneakers strictly for running and then another pair to sport when you’re just hanging out, but now those lines are being blurred and we’re wearing our running kicks with our favorite pair of jeans and heading out for the day.
Yeah, yeah we know we’re supposed to keep our running shoes just for running, but we can’t help ourselves.
If you’re in the marker for some new kicks, right now just may be the perfect time to make your purchase. According to a recent study, the best months to upgrade your sneakers is April and November.
This is usually because the major retailers are already making room for the next season.
Since we’re not, you know, buying a car in this instance we’re fine with buying ours now when, you know, we actually need them.
From running to leisure and designer to the latest trends and colors we’ve rounded up some of the hottest mens sneakers this season. Shop our picks for the best mens sneakers (so far) in 2020.
1. The Nike Killshot 2 Sneaker – Buy It Here
These are the sneakers that have basically gone viral and have been selling out over and over again all year long, thanks to J. Crew featuring them.
The good news is that (as of right now) they’re back in stock and still in style. They’re a classic throwback, oddly comfortable, and look great with jeans, shorts, or even your favorite pair of chinos.
They now come in additional swoosh color options navy blue, hyper-blue, and grey. Learn more here!
2. The New Balance 574 Split – Buy It Here
You can never go wrong when it comes to New Balance. These head-turners are true to size, are featured in grey, navy blue, and an orange-red mix. It’s probably time to upgrade your old pair! Learn more here!
3. Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers for Men in White/Black Checkered – Buy It Here
We love Vans and nothing says spring and summer quite these classic checkered canvas slip-ons. They’re one of the best-sellers year after year and season after season.
The padded footbed provides comfort for your feet all day (and night) long! Pair them with your favorite light jeans, shorts, chinos or whatever you’re feeling comfortable in.
They come in other colors too black, navy blue, checkered, and more. Learn more here!
4. Adidas ‘Swift’ Sneakers for Men – Buy It Here
Sure these are great for your daily runs, but also uber fashionable. Pair them with your favorite light jeans or, of course, your casual track pants when you’re bumming around the house or running errands around town. Learn more here!
5. Nike Air Tailwind – Buy It Here
Perhaps the coolest pair of the year are the Nike Air Tailwind. They’ll bring you pack to the kicks you had as a kid and look great in battle blue, red, and black. They come in other really cool color combos too. These are totally breathable, comfortable to wear, and look great with just about anything you own. Learn more here!
Plus: Save a Little Extra With These Nike Promo Codes!
6. The Adidas UltraBoost 19 in Clear & Chalk White – Buy It Here
We’re digging the subtle pop of color on these! While they’re totally lightweight, they’re perfect to go for a run in, or just pair with your favorite jeans or, dare we say, shorts. They run a little small so it’s suggested to order a 1/2 size up. Learn more here!
7. Cole Haan GrandPro Low Tops – Buy It Here
If you’re looking for more a dressy or ‘adult’ pair of sneakers, these newbies from Cole Haan are a total winner. You can typically get away with sporting them to work and look great with your favorite dark pair of jeans too. These low-top leather kicks come in different colors black, blazer blue, brown, and more. Learn more here!
8. The New Balance 990v5 in Grey – Buy It Here
This is a classic that we love each and every year, mainly because the look hasn’t changed that much over the years. If it’s not broken, why fix it? This one also comes in black too. Learn more here!
10. The Converse Jack Purcell Oxford Sneakers in Wolf Grey & White – Buy It Here
Nothing welcomes spring and summer more than these! They go great with shorts, light or dark jeans, and especially your favorite pair of broken in chinos. They also come with an OrthoLite footbed so they’ll be comfortable to bum around in all day long. Learn more here!
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11. New Balance 574V1 in Pigment and Castlerock – Buy It Here
You can’t go wrong with New Balance and these are perfect for those dark days or winter, when you’re hoping for those warm days of spring. The color is more of a navy blue and grey but, either way, very earthy.
13. Adidas ‘Campus’ Sneakers for Men in Light Ash Blue – Buy It Here
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13 Best All-Black Sneakers to Buy Now – Stylish All-Black Shoes for Men
Let me clue you in on a little secret, youngblood. The all-white sneaker might get a lot of shine, but its cooler cousin, the all-black sneaker, is easily (dare I say it?) an equally solid bet.
In a sea of simple white options, the all-black sneaker is a subtly-transgressive silhouette that's way less ly to get scuffed, stained, and scratched the second you waltz the store, which, in turn, means you don't have to walk on tenterhooks for, , the first month you wear 'em with a bottle of cleaning solution and a microfiber towel on-hand while you wait for some poor, unsuspecting bystander to accidentally sully your pristine uppers.
I have a close friend who used to be so anal about keeping his sneakers clean walking anywhere with him after he got a new pair was an exercise in patience, inevitably involving him bending down to brush off even the faintest hint of dirt every fifteen minutes or so before I had to sneak up behind him and stomp on 'em to get it over with already. Buy yourself some black sneakers, bro. Ain't nobody got time for that.
Cop a pair of all-black sneakers and borrow some of the style's reputation to add a much-needed dose of (the right type of) danger to your daily fits. This isn't a phase, Mom! This is who I am.
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Pro tip: If you're trying to make a chunkier sneaker look slightly more refined, blacking out all the details is the best way to go.
Air Force 1 '07
A$AP Nast Jack Purcell Chukka Sneakers
A classic sneaker upgraded to chukka form with some sweet flame details so subtle they'd make Guy Fieri blush.
Air Max 90 Sneaker
And speaking of classics, there's few sneakers around with the storied pedigree of the Air Max 90, and an all-black colorway only makes it look all the more street-ready.
Air Max 97
Not a fan of the AM90? Say less, king. The Swoosh still has you covered.
Rick Owens x Veja farfetch.com
The reigning Dark Lord of fashion lends his signature eye for detail to a pair of runners that even novice Rick stans can appreciate.
If you're going to name your sneaker brand Greats, your sneakers better be, ah, good enough to back it up. Thankfully, Greats more than lives up to its name.
Ultraboost 20 Shoes
The overnight internet sensation, back in black.
Limited-Edition XT-6 ADV Sneakers
The fashion crowd's favorite sneaker in the fashion crowd's favorite shade.
Original Achilles Sneaker
Common Projects nordstrom.com
The OG “elevated sneaker” (before “elevated sneakers” were a bona fide thing) in a sleek-as-hell all-black version.
Maison Margiela farfetch.com
A riff on the classic German Army Trainer, courtesy of the Maison that Margiela built.
No_Code X Sneakers
By now you're probably familiar with Tod's best-in-class driving shoe, but the iconic Italian label makes a damn good pair of sneakers, too.
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13 Best White Sneakers for Men 2020 – Top White Sneaker Styles to Buy
Well, well, well. Look who it is. If it isn't Mr. “From here on out, I'm wearing loafers exclusively.
I'm off that sneaker kick, B,” slinking back home with your tail tucked between your legs, some rebellious teen meekly tip-toeing through the front door when he sees the lights on in the living room and knows he's busted. We've all been there. As you might've heard, sneakers are always going to be around.
And guess what? White sneakers are still some of the best versions of the style you can buy. Turns out, all the old axioms about versatility and whatnot are true, and spring is the perfect time to bust out a brand new pair.
There's a reason the style's become the go-to hero product for so many sneaker stalwarts and DTC upstarts a: It's a goddamn hero product, in the most literal sense of the word. Have a swagless homie with a fit in desperate need of saving? Toss him a pair of clean white kicks and take it from there.
Don't know where to send your, ahem, stylistically challenged older brother when he comes to you asking about a “cool new pair of sneaks to wear to work?” Point him in the direction of any of the styles included here and then tell him to stop referring to them as “sneaks” immediately.
Looking to cop a new pair for yourself after you beat the last ones to shit last season (as you absolutely should)? Look no further.
Welcome home, my child. Daddy doesn't judge. You'll always belong here.
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Jack Purcell Canvas Low Top
If recent collaborations (with the s of the Soloist) are any indication, the Jack Purcell is set to have a banner year and I'm here for it. It's about time the Chuck Taylor's slightly ofeat cousin got some shine.
New Balance newbalance.com
All the good looks of the classic 997, just, you know…sportier, thanks to an exaggerated sole unit and a foot-hugging knit upper.
Club C 1985 TV Shoes
The Club C is an oldie but goodie, especially in this specific shade of eggshell white.
Killshot 2 Sneaker
The shoes that kept selling out (seriously, , every damn time they released) are finally available without the wait.
Air Force 1 '07
It's almost impossible to beat a pair of uptowns. Aside from sitting at the very heart of the sneaker world, they look great with almost everything.
Stan Smith Shoes
The OG version with the green detailing is great and all, but there's something especially appealing about this neutral-hued version of the Stan Smith.
Classic Slip-On VLT
Vans Vault x Engineered Garments nepentheslondon.com
EG's take on the classic Vans slip-on features the brand's signature mismatched pairing and four, count 'em, FOUR (that's smooth, suede, pony hair, and patent) different types of leather.
032c Salvapor Sneaker
Adidas' collaboration with the underground Berlin-based culture magazine is a lot, but a lot in all the right ways.
[Extremely Tony the Tiger voice] They're grrrrrrreat! (Sorry, we had to. But they really are.)
Capri Triple White Sneaker
Koio's Capri sneaker is a favorite around the Esquire offices. The low-profile silhouette and minimal detailing make it exceptionally versatile.
Replica Suede and Leather Sneakers
Maison Margiela saksfifthavenue.com
The German Army Trainer, tweaked ever-so-slightly by one of the most highly-regarded fashion houses in the world.
Original Achilles Sneaker
Common Projects nordstrom.com
The OG of grail-level white sneakers is still one of the very best on the market. It's clean and sleek and finished with CP's signature gold-foil branding.
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