9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

When you are up for casual dressing, sneakers can be your first choice and therefore today we are bringing 9 types of sneakers for men to spotlight along with the top sneakers brands in the world.

“The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. Not frilly. Not fancy. Just plain and comfortable.” – Barbara Johnson

Sneakers were basically designed for training and exercise and were used for this specific purpose initially. However, now it has been widely used as every day wear. Why Sneakers are called sneakers? That’s very interesting because back in 1910-1920, when sneakers weren’t named “sneakers”, everywhere you saw shoes with hard soles that make noise. These rubber sole shoes when worn doesn’t make noise and any one can easily “sneak up”. This was why in 1917 they were called “sneakers” for the first time. Sneakers are widely used during trainers and Nike, Adidas, Puma are known for making the best Sneaker Trainers.

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Sneakers are widely used during trainers and Nike, Adidas, Puma are known for making the best Sneaker Trainers. However, regular sneakers are not for running or training and can be used for training on daily basis. It doesn’t mean that you can’t run even when it’s urgent. Different brands use different sole technologies in Sneaker Trainers for e.g. Air tech by Nike and Gel Tech by Asics. Regular Trainers cost around $60-200 USD. However, odds are there and most expensive trainer in the world are revealed in United States and they cost around $2.7 Million USD. Sneakers come in many different colors and styles. Let’s find out below what are the 9 types of sneakers for men in the world and their top brands.

9 Types of Sneakers for Men

Trainers

9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

Trainers are used for training and fall in sneakers category because of the rubber sole. In United Kingdom, trainers are also known as training shoes, sandshoes and joggers. Whereas, in Canada they are widely known as running shoes. In continent Australia and America, they fall under the category of sneakers. Runners, Gutties and Daps are also few names of trainers around the world. The difference is in their names mostly and they are usually the same, all of them.

However, Trainers and sneakers have little difference. No doubt they both have the same rubber sole but sneakers looks a little more casual shoe and trainers gives a sporty look and used for training, exercise or running purpose. Cross trainers is another sub-category of trainers and they are good for warm-up,  cool down, walk or short running but never recommended for long running as they don’t have the cushioning characteristics in them desperately needed for long period of running.

Nike, Adidas and Puma are known as the best sellers of Training shoes in the world. Different brands use different sole technologies in Sneaker Trainers for e.g. Air tech by Nike and Gel Tech by Asics. Regular Trainers cost around $60-200 USD.

Slip-on Sneakers

9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

Slip-ons as their name suggests can be easily worn without any laces or buckle. Just slip your foot in and you are good. Slip-on sneakers are comfortable of everyday wear and looks great with causal outfits. Men who considered laces tie and untie, a troublesome task, they find slip-on sneakers as a great escape. Vans, Adidas and Puma are considered as the world best sneakers in the world. Price of slip-on sneakers fall between $40-120 USD.

Athletic Kicks

9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

Athletic kicks can give you the sporty feeling and casual footwear style at the same time. Having Athletic kicks in your feet makes you ready to make a run or play any sport. Don’t only they support you in athleticism but also makes your casual outfit complete. Men who athletic kicks sneakers can enjoy the feeling of both regular sneakers and trainers at the same time. You might get confused sometimes between Athletic kicks and Trainers as distinguishing often becomes impossible. Athletic kicks falls in price range of $80-250 USD normally. However, odds are there.

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Plimsoll Sneakers

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Plimsoll sneakers are one of the most famous and versatile type of sneakers. They are most widely used and can be worn with many casual dresses. They are considered as the most straight-forward sneakers as they come in regular shape and simple one color textile mostly. We hope you will understand the whole story by seeing at the image above. Plimsoll sneakers are quite low in price as compared to other sneakers we have discussed today. You can have nice pair of Plimsoll sneakers in just $50-80 USD.

Classic Canvas Converse Sneakers

9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

Classic canvas sneakers are little different in style as compared to the regular sneakers that are below ankle. They are ankle-high sneakers and comes with same comfortable rubber sole. Good to wear with skinny jeans, narrow bottom or chinos. However, Classic canvas converse sneakers are not the choice of majority but still they are worn by many. Converse means both colors are in contrast with each other. Nike Air Jordans classic sneakers are rated as the best classic canvas. Nike Classic are available at starting price of $230 USD.

High Top Basketball Sneakers

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High-ankle sneakers just like Classic canvas sneakers but comes with a flat sole and are worn by Basketball players. As the name suggest, they are made for basketball players for sure but doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them. If you feel comfortable in high top basketball sneakers, they can be your choice casually. Van SK-8 Hi are known as the best high top basketball sneakers in the world. The starting price of these High-Top Basketball sneakers is $80 USD.

Authentic Sneakers

Authentic-sneakers

Authentic sneakers are actually the production of Van. Van is a brand that manufactures and sell footwear and accessories around the world and their items are called authentic and therefore their sneakers are called Authentic Sneakers. When you search for the top brands producing sneakers, Vans will be on Top-5 list. According to some, authentic sneakers are those sneakers that are the original and signature products of Nike, Adidas or any other big brand. Authentic sneakers are usually available from $80-200 USD.

Textile Blend Sneakers

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As you know that it’s the era of experiments and combining two or more for making unique products. Textile blend sneakers means they are made of not only single material but with a blend like Plastic and leather or leather and any other textile. These blends convert them into a unique final product and hence textile blend sneakers are liked by many. Textile blend sneakers can be bought at an average price of $50 USD. Keep in mind that textile blend sneakers can have soles similar to either trainers or regular sneakers.

Leather Sneakers

9 Types of Sneakers for Men – Top Sneakers Brands

Best for street sports and works well as business casuals. They are comparatively formal then other sneakers out there due to the leather material they are made of. Not all sneakers made of leather material can be worn formally but few designs can be. Republic Mark McNairy Kurt Leather sneakers are considered as the best leather sneakers in the world because of their finest look. Best of all is that you can find them even under $100 USD.

Final Thoughts on Types of sneakers and their brands:

This was all about the 9 types of sneakers for men in the world along with their top brands and we hope you like what we shared with you today. Keep visiting for more trendy fashion articles. Sneakers are best for casual dressing and now a days they are red hot favourite. Nike, Adidas, Puma and Vans are among the Top brands. See our Fashion section for more.

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