Fashion Footwear for the Sports Enthusiast
You have to look the part to play the part. Words by Khoo Yong Hao
We admit: setting time aside for fitness can be tough, especially when one spends a good third of his day cooped up in the office. Having the discipline and willpower to follow through on workout routines, however, is a whole different ball game of its own. This Spring/Summer’19, fashion houses have been kind enough to help those in the quest to shave off the extra pounds with footwear that make working out all the more bearable (or at least look it).
Keeping on Track
Kris Van Assche brings an air of youthfulness to Berluti, and the latest Run Track Torino Glazed Calf leather sneakers is a strong testament to his era of change. The shoe is made of luxurious leather as expected of the leather-making Maison, combined with rubber heel trims and soles that provide excellent grip while clocking the miles.
These royal blue sneakers from Prada finds itself in familiar territory with nylon-suede construction. The kicks are perfect for those who prefer a toned-down, minimalist look, while the telltale rubber patch provides a fresh, albeit familiar, way to say “Prada”.
We think the chunky sneakers trend should be best left behind in 2018, but Dior Men begs to differ with their oblique B24 sneakers. Decorated with the iconic motif similar to many pieces of Kim Jones’ debut collection, the appropriately-sized sneaker gets our seal of approval for laying off the tidbits and not being comically blown out of proportions.
Loyal fans of Ermenegildo Zegna interested in athletic alternatives can look no further than these Z Zegna tennis sneakers. The Italian luxury house’s sub-line has nailed the athleisure aesthetic with these simple, yet extremely versatile sneakers that can double up for high-action sports or trusty everyday beater.
To really make a statement during evening jogs, Christian Louboutin‘s recently released Run Loubi Run sneakers does the job nicely. Its sole features technical foam to provide a cushioning effect, and is painted in the house’s signature red. This colourway, in particular, sports a mix and match of contrasting materials, announcing one’s conspicuous entrance onto the field.
This article is originally written by Khoo Yong Hao on Men’s Folio.