Sneakers for Men: The 2018 Sneaker Trends

By Nike Van den Buys | Trends | 11/23/2018
The 2018 Sneaker Trends

What are the must have sneakers for men in 2018? We looked at the latest collections and have picked out the top 2018 sneaker trends. From chunky sneakers to vintage inspired tennis shoes for men, these are the sneaker trends that will be the most popular this season.

Sneakers for men in summer 2018

I think it’s time to admit that adidas sneakers for men might be losing their charm. The adidas Gazelle have had a good run during the Spring/Summer 2018 but Stan Smiths have had their heyday. If you want to remain faithful to adidas this year then choose a pair of adidas Swift men’s sneakers as athletic looking sneakers are a big trend for 2018. And just like a pair of casual tennis shoes you can wear a pair of Swift’s in a casual outfit by wearing a pair of dark denim jeans with a blazer.

Sneakers for Men

Chunky Sneakers

By far one of the most popular of the 2018 sneaker trends is chunky sneakers. Chunky sneakers - also called dad sneakers - are tennis shoes with a sturdy sole and coarse appearance. These are the sneakers you first saw in the 90s with Fila and Puma. Now this type of men’s sneaker has been completely revamped for 2018 and you can see the style all over the internet but in particular with Vetements, Balenciaga, Nike and Puma.

Sock Sneakers

Don’t feel as if you’re missing out on the #trending sock boot trends, lads. You’ve got your own trend: “sock sneakers.” As the name suggests this is a sock and a sneaker all in one. Sneakers for men which have capitalised on the trend are the adidas Tubular and Fendi’s range of sneakers for Puma.


Tennis shoes for men with velcro

Now, you can’t love all of the 2018 sneaker trends. 2018 has thrown some curveballs when it comes to fashion and we’re bringing back some questionable trends. Alongside the fannypack, velcro is making it’s way into high fashion and so now you have some very practical and fashionable sneakers for men.

Fall/Winter 2018 Sneaker Trends

  • Futuristic fashion: adidas Deerupts

  • Primary colors

  • Ultra luxurious: Gucci sneakers
  • Stars & Stripes #americana

This year, I don’t think vintage trends are going to go away. If you’re inspired by the past then check out the 70’s style platform tennis shoes for men or 80’s colors and checkerboard prints. You can’t go wrong with a pair of vintage inspired high-tops from Converse or Vans.

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