Clae McQueens in Concrete

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As much as most of us would like to rock white-as-snow sneaks all day, we've got a lot to enjoy here with gray suede in a beefed-up silhouette and a modern rubber sole. Warm gray fashionable uppers in suede are complete with tone-on-tone topstitching and a custom footbed. Casual, but definitely sophisticated, and far from basic. Available in size 10. [$115 at '80s purple]

Reebok Classic x Alife Sneakers

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Luxury leathers get mesmerizing with an all-over embossed treatment that's a perfect complement to the delicate speckled sole and matching cool laces. Available at Hanon, this classic Reebok gets new, modern life breathed into it by an Alife connection only in limited quantities. While it's best worn with something of the same ilk-- think mysterious, modern, luxurious, and sporty--...

Nike Cortez Multi Pack

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These Tokyo Plastic-designed shoes will get you nostalgic regardless of whether or not you're old enough to remember old-fashioned Nike sneakers. The first, a "true classic" available at Colette, combines a white swoosh design with suede details. The second? A newer version in silver and black, and a newfangled hybrid sole complete with a net pattern. If you go for the classic, you're missing...

Clae Men's Russell Sneaker

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Shiny shoes the color of wine sound pretty darn sophisticated, but seeing them in person strips away that mystique and leaves you with a pair of hipster-flair sneakers. This Russell has been deemed the "thinking man's mid top," and that's exactly what they are. Art gallery openings, hanging out with friends, and even being dragged along to places of not-so-much your choosing just got a lot...

Dromarti Leather Cycling Shoes

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These classic biking-- no, cycling-- shoes have caught us at the very best time. With the first hints of spring in our minds and the most carefully engineered technical details going on here, these Dromarti beauties are simply tempting, and very well designed in glossy leather. Dromarti doesn't stop there, either, also selling bespoke bikes for the traditionalists who crave something...

Honja Hi Patent Sneakers by Y-3

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Black patent shoes have a fantastically glossy finish and a sporty style that makes them stand out in a crowd. If you're a Yohji fan or simply into good labels, this pair could just throw you over the edge. Prepare to invest in a pair of jealousy-inducing, high fashion sneaks with cushioned, perforated stripes and a textured rubber sole. Show stopping upper white back section is emblazoned...

Lanvin Richelieu Shoes in Calf and Suede

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Feel like gifting yourself something hot? This find at Colette is a stylish dream in suede and leather, and according to the brand itself, an exercise in "nonchalant chic." Pair these with low-slung, hot weather trousers, a thin sweater, and a bermuda hat if you dare, and you're ready to tear up any resort high-fashion style. Bold wooden soles stand out on this 2009 S/S collection piece from...

Clae Men's Rollins

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These shoes have got me wondering how we can show our soles as much as possible-- I guess you'll just need to kick back a lot more. Rollins shoes come from a hiking/outdoorsy background, and that means you're getting ankle support, good grips, and quality hardware detailing alongside curious street styling. Luxe materials combine in a curiously outdoorsy style that's got us wondering if '80s...

The Supra Spring 2009 Kicks

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Supra's puffed-up kicks are already sneaking into stores: these tasty morsels are just what we need for instant style without having to wait for the thaw. Colorways are striking straight through, but this signature high top style in black-on-black tonals is certainly one of the most striking available. For the color addicts out there, you can always get them in bright pink and black, below, or...

Asics Fabre High Sneakers

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A little pony goes a long way, especially in the case of athletic wear. To be honest, it's faux fur that decorates the back of these cool yellow kicks, but that makes it all the more friendly for the vegan and vegetarian-ish among us. These Asics high tops at Urban Outfitters have been designed in honor of Asics' Onitsuka Tigers, and we get a real treat with Erik Kriek's artist edition "evil...

Diesel Men's Ice Cool

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Men's Diesel shoes priced at under $100? How about $35 less than that on final sale? Buy these ones for cheap and then trick yourself into thinking that you paid full price-- these beauties look like you did, anyway. White thick laces keep your shoes on tight while you're running around, and there's a handful of sizes left over for the picking. For someone who has never tried Diesel shoes,...

Undefeated x Puma 24K Mid Collection

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Who knew that a sprinkling of "mirror gold" and a collaboration with Undefeated would make Pumas that much hotter? This team effort in the kick world resulted in a luxury effect that's fit for pavement, and "five strikes" found along the outer collar. Lace 'em up three different ways and just try to part with the shiny-shiny metal hangtag that we're finding appealing... and hypnotic....

H by Hudson Black Fraser Boots

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A 1" wooden heel and a leather sole are just part of what makes this boot so very tempting: the upper ain't half bad, either. After a string of amazing high-tops and the like, we're focusing on something way more rugged and all-season-- and on something that will suit just about any men's taste. Black suede has a sleek finish and the leather folds around your ankle with a stylish buckle strap....

Etnies Plus x Disney for Spring 2009

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This Delicious Disney combination is ridiculously cool, combining sleek sneak shapes with those classic cartoons like Mickey Mouse and Evil Lord. "Plane Crazy" in brown and tan are styled after Mickey's infamous "Charles Lindbergh" flight and are available in both Upsetter and Sly 2; grey and black make the "Night on Bald Mountain" kicks all the more serious-- but a little bit of purple...

Creative Recreation Dicoco Sneakers

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Creative Recreation sneakers are just fun to look at, even if it pains you to put these on the sidewalk. Sleek details and tone-on-tone leathers in black matte and patent make for a substantially stylish high top (even when you don't think you can handle another one, one pops up!). Silver logo details provide contrast and unique style like all Creative Recs before. Whole and half sizes at Tobi...

H by Hudson Black Heck Shoe

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Shoes with buckles are so much cooler than velcro ones; and these have got a double set with a large flap over the instep. Black leather cap toes are on the traditional side, but you score a little more comfort with a hidden elastic bit for fit. These H by Hudson Black Heck Shoes from Oak will start appearing in more than just your day-to-day wardrobe, because you'll find that they...

Reebok Alien Stomper In Herringbone

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Smooth herringbone is just as mesmerizing as the over-inflated shape: heaven forbid someone step on your toes in these, but at least you won't feel it! Reebok's pumped-up stompers feature a small British flag to add the slightest bit of accent to a party of otherwise solid herringbone. The velcro strap that covers the lace area creates a smoother shape, but that stitched sole is a total...

Puma by Van Slobbe

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Dutch design master Alexander van Slobbe brings a new and funky edge to the usual Pumas with a graphic, eye-catching design. A modern minimalist puma arcs down the side of each shoe in a creative design over the leather upper, which comes complete with a fresh 'n' grippy rubber sole. Velcro strap keeps them on tight, while an overall modern effect keeps things on the forward march for spring....

Creative Recreation Dicoco Sneakers

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Oxblood leather definitely gives these Creative Recreation shoes a shove in the right direction. This Dicoco style from Tobi features a high top design with diamond perforation through the tongue and sides for a little extra airing-out action. If you're picky about your shoes and you want each pair to be an investment, these are a smart choice: dual slim and supportive ankle straps, Creative...

Urban Outfitters Converse Horseman Hi

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Special edition Chuck Taylors make us shake in our, well, sneakers, and not just because they are a great collector's item that we can afford to buy (or buy two of, for that matter). Unlike the traditionals, these Chucks sport some fresh ink from the corner of the flat to the tip of the upper, displaying a dope black-on-white scene that'll complement your tattoos. Gum rubber soles keep you...