The Luxury Sneakers That Will Kick Your Everyday Style Up A Notch

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The Luxury Sneakers That Will Kick Your Everyday Style Up A Notch

Words by Ms Emma Pradella

26 March 2023

Until recently, the footwear world was divided between those who wouldn’t be seen dead wearing smart shoes and those who wouldn’t be seen dead in sneakers. Now, thanks to the work of a number of brands that offer a fresh take on contemporary luxury, the lines are blurring and you can have the best of both worlds.

Welcome to the world of luxury sneakers – the kind of shoes that work well with jeans and chinos, but won’t look out of place with relaxed tailoring. This is footwear that will still provide a certain level of comfort, flexibility and support, but pack a subtle stylish punch, too. Designers such as Brunello Cucinelli, Loro Piana and TOM FORD ensure we are spoiled for choice at MR PORTER. Here are seven pairs that will stand you in good stead this season.

Ever wondered what it feels like to leave your house barefoot? Brunello Cucinelli has the answer. These sneakers have been trimmed with leather, but are made from a stretchy knit that affords them a lightweight, sock-like fit. Endlessly versatile.

Let your sneakers do the talking with TOM FORD’s James style. Made from leather, suede and nylon, they have impressive stacked counterweight soles that extend beyond the heels and ensure you make an entrance.

The Venezia burnished leather on Berluti’s sneakers – and on many of its expertly crafted leather accessories – is one of its most recognisable signatures. Inspired by lightweight running shoes, these have comfy stretch-knit uppers and padded rubber soles.

Much like its dress shoes, George Cleverley’s sneakers have a relatively simple silhouette and are branding-free, apart from the subtly debossed emblems on the tongues. This dark grey pair will work well with navy, grey or black.

If there is one brand we trust in the shoe department, it has to be John Lobb. Just take these sneakers as proof. They are inspired by classic running shoes, but are made from buffed off-white leather, which gives them a refined look.

As the name suggests, Loro Piana’s sneakers are made for leisurely weekend strolls, but they won’t look out of place in the office. They have bouncy rubber soles and suede and shell uppers that have been treated with Storm System technology to make them rainproof.

Zegna’s sneakers are easy to slip on and off, thanks to the elasticated insert. The smart brown suede uppers elevate them beyond your average sneaker and make them easy to dress up or down.

Don’t put a foot wrong