Everyone is talking about some big questions as we carefully advance into 2020: will we be drawn into the Third World War? How are we able to prevent the entire planet from burning to ashes? And much less necessary: what will be the next big event in the world of sneakers?
Unfortunately, we are not really equipped to answer the first two questions. These matters go too far beyond our expertise in men’s clothing. When the early 2010s brought us a crisp white top, minimalist silhouettes, and the very first hint of a later revival in the 90s, 2020 will offer a sharp contrast. From haute-couture collaborations to seeing you again in 2000, these are the sneaker trends that you should learn about over the next 12 months.
We always argue about the advantages of giving your wardrobe a texture. Structured trainers are already moving into mainstream men’s fashion, but by 2020 they’re on the right track to really blow up. Starting from corded canvas shoes and sneakers to the hairy suede runners, tactile fabrics conquer the world of sneakers and we are all for it.
It’s hard to figure out when all of this started, but if we had to put money on it, we would say it started with the start of the Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 1/97 cord in 2018. Since then, texture and trainer have had a hot love affair that has resulted in some of the most beautiful sneaker babies we’ve ever seen. And with a new Wotherspoon collab that is slated to fall in 2020, it just gets hotter.
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High on the heels of the trail runners, who have dominated the first row of the Fashion Week for several seasons, performance running shoes are the latest functional shoes that were picked up by the above-average cool fashion residents.
According to Kacamata Rayban, brands like Hoka One One and Nike, as well as Undercover’s Gyakusou print, have given your local running club a new dimension, with colorful, powerful kicks that are as hard as they bark. Granted, you probably will not run a 150-mile ultra marathon in them, but at least it’s nice to see any available option.