Cheap and Chic: Springâs Must-Have Sneaker for Men

Cheap and Chic: Spring’s Must-Have Sneaker for Men

A perfect mix of casual and comfortable, the slip-on sneaker is once again back for the warm season

May 13, 2013


What do you get when you want to step away from your everyday tennis shoes, but don't exactly want a pair of loafers or oxfords? You put on the slip-on sneaker. It sounds lame, but this is the perfect hybrid of laid-back and sophisticated. Though the vibe is certifiably easy-going depending on the hues and textures, it translates well to the workplace and even a summer wedding. However you choose to wear them, our editor's picks won't set you back more than $100.

For the Rugged Man

Macbeth McQueen Camo Sneakers, ($50,

We saw tons of camouflage last year, and the print is still going strong for the upcoming season. Skip the predictable camo pants and step into these sneakers instead. Don't let the multiple hues fool you; the dark neutral tones work well with most pieces in your closet.

For the Fly Guy

Gravis the Dylan Slip-On LE Sneaker, ($50,

You probably have a pair of crisp white sneakers, but nothing like these faux snakeskin slip-ons. The texture adds a hot element for the season, and these will easily kick your old kicks to the curb. Also, these can easily be worn on a casual workday or with a linen suit.

For the Classic Fella

Polo Ralph Lauren Vito Slip-On Sneakers, ($59,

Get the best of both worlds with these bold laceless sneakers. The design is timeless, but the emerald green shade is all trend. Anchor them against a pair of your favorite khakis to make the color really stand out. 

For the Cool Kid

Vans Checkerboard Slip-On, ($47,

It doesn't get any more laid-back and effortlessly cool than a pair of checkered Vans. They're less than $50, but will get major mileage during casual days and trips this summer.

For the Edgy Man

Steve Madden Crank Sneaker, ($100,

Spikes automatically give an in-your-face attitude, so don't step foot in these unless you're ready to take on that persona. The great thing about a piece this bold means the rest of your look can stay simple and clean (jeans and a tee).

Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram  for daily fashion updates.



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