10 Luxury Sneakers To Know

Put your best foot forward with these designer kicks.

By Terry Christodoulou 06/09/2021

The once humble sneaker has come from its sporting origins, through streetwear to land at the upper echelons of the world’s most venerable fashion maisons. It’s now a must-have fashion item for the most discerning wardrobe and here at Robb Report, we’ve curated 10 luxury sneakers to know for the season ahead.

Tom Ford – Cambridge Leather-Trimmer Suede Sneakers

The famed American designer’s eponymous label has introduced the ultimate all-rounder in the Cambridge sneaker. Easy to dress up or down it sees a tactile suede upper met with comfortable rubber soles, leather trims and branded ‘Tom Ford’ heel tabs. We’ve opted for the blue suede pair, please, hold the Elvis impersonation. 

$1390; harrolds.com

 

Brunello Cucinelli – Leather-Trimmed Mesh and Canvas Sneakers

Brunello Cucinelli’s effortlessly cool and understated stylings has been given a kick with these leather trim sneakers. The aggressive silhouette sees the Italian maison combines durable canvas mesh with premium leather trims. The pair offers plenty of contrast with the white gripped soles set against the navy uppers. Here, the gum rubber bears the faintest branding on hot on the heels.

 $1285; mrporter.com

 

Hender Scheme – Manual Industrial Products 01

Away from Europe’s stranglehold of ‘luxury’ comes the effortlessly cool, Japanese label Hender Scheme and its artisan take on the sneaker. With its, ahem, familiar silhouette (picture a swoosh on the side and it’ll come to mind), opt for the 01 pair, which uses a combination of cow and pig hides to supremely comfortable effect.

Approx. $1080; online.henderscheme.com

 

Moncler – Leave No Trace Leather, Suede and Ripstop Sneakers

These retro-inspired hiking shoes feature panelled uppers and chunky rubber soles. Made in Italy from a combination of smooth leather, suede and ripstop materials the sneakers are easily pulled on vias branded pull tabs.

$894; mrporter.com

 

 

Saint Laurent – Andy Sneakers In Leather

Understated luxury typified in Saint Laurent’s sleek, minimal design codes – the Andy Sneaker is the perfect leather sneaker. Here, the low top laced sneaker sees the Sain Laurent logo embossed in gold on the side, as well as imprinted on the pull tab and heel. Made of calfskin leather with a rubber sole, the Andy is a comfortable everyday wear.

$790; ysl.com

 

Louis Vuitton – Trainer Sneaker

Created by Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh, the basketball-inspired sneaker features the monogram eclipse and reverse canvas details stitched on to the uppers. Elsewhere the shoe is finished with a contrasting white rubber outsole- detailed with the maison’s monogram flowers.

$1710; louisvuitton.com

 

Christian Louboutin – Happyrui Spiked Leather Sneakers

The Happyrui sneakers offer a clean silhouette from Louboutin. While smart enough to team with tailoring, the crisp white pair still offer enough ‘punk’ through the spikes on the toe box. Made from white leather the pair still rocks the iconic red leather soles for a pop of colour.

$1139; mrporter.com 

Alexander McQueen – Court Low-Top Sneakers

A panelled take on the iconic McQueen silhouette – the court low-tops feature a heady combination of calf leather, suede, branded heel counter and chunky rubber sole. The chunky silhouette combined with the clean design and recognisable ‘McQueen’ heel makes this Italian made pair a must-have.

$740; farfetch.com

 

Golden Goose – Hi Star Lace Up Sneakers

Known for its ‘dirty’ take on the leather sneaker. Golden Goose has cleaned up its act and elevated its appeal with this sneaker. Here, the white sneaker sees the signature suede star patch and a logo-detailed thick rubber sole. Elsewhere the shoe sees suede trim and a branded, snakeskin-look heel counter.

$704; farfetch.com

 

Dior – B23 High Top Sneaker

Upon introduction, the B23 became an instant designer classic taking considerable inspiration from the Converse Chuck Taylor and elevating the codes of the classic high-top style with details such as the Dior Oblique motif, transparent panelling, rounded and reinforced toe.

$1705; dior.com

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