No matter what time of year it is, leather sneakers are every guy’s key to mastering the smart casual look. Think of them as your Trojan horse: while the timeless sneaker silhouette lends a laid-back look to your outfit, quality leather can send the subtle signal that even though you look casual, you still put a lot of effort into your look (even if you didn’t). Walking that tightrope between casual and formal can be tricky, but with the right pair of leather sneakers, you’ll soon be walking it with ease.
Below are our picks for sneakers to help you take your favorite outfits to the next level. Stylish but never sloppy, upscale without being pretentious, these quality sneakers are sure to become your closet’s new best friends.
If you’re looking for a tried-and-true favorite, you can’t go wrong with a white leather sneaker, and our White Premier Low Top represents everything we love about this look: clean lines, comfortable Vachetta leather insoles, and long-lasting Italian nappa leather uppers. Whether you’re sporting blue jeans or a new suit, this classic design (also available in black leather) is sure to put a little extra spring in your step.
If you’re leaning towards something a bit dressier, we’d recommend going with our Old English Premier Low Top. Featuring hand-finished full-grain leather and a buttery soft sheepskin interior lining, these thoughtfully designed sneakers fit comfortably between casual and formal and will help you stand out in any crowd.
Last but not least, we have one of our favorites from our Thursday Boots-inspired Heritage collection: the Cacao Premier Low Top. Handcrafted from materials you normally only see on Goodyear welted leather boots, this sneaker was thoughtfully made with the world-famous dark brown Horween® leather, and it lends a rugged, refreshing look to a classic silhouette. (If you like this, check out the Natural and Tan colors in our Heritage collection!)
Finally, if you're looking for a more unique, stand-out style, we'd recommend the Toffee Premier High Top. Eye-catching without being too flashy and handcrafted with premium materials rarely seen on sneakers, these are sure to help you go wherever the day takes you with confidence.