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The Coolest Sneakers To Level Up Your Style In 2022

The best way to level-up your style for 2022 is with the coolest sneakers of the season. These days, one of the best things about sneakers is that they can add pizzazz to a suit during office-hours and are especially worth wearing in casual outdoor settings.

In short, sneakers are an ideal combination of comfort, style, and function. They check all boxes including office wear. Although sneakers started as men’s athletic shoes, they have evolved into a major cool style item for men.

This season, with plenty of great options my 2022 roundup includes a variety of sneaker options, including gym-ready trainers and product offerings for the office.

Check out these cool offerings I have curated here…

ASOS

Sneakers by ASOS Design
Sneakers by ASOS DESIGN COURTESY OF ASOS

ASOS—The high-top design sneaker features breathable knitted material, pull tab for easy entry, ribbed cuff, durable rubber outsole, textured grip tread, available in wide fit. $40

Brooks

DSW_Brooks_TRANSMIT 3 RUNNING SHOE - MEN's_$99.99
Discover the fit and comfort offered by Transmit 3 running shoe from Brooks. Worn by Eric Decker. COURTESY OF DSW

Brooks—Partnering with the leading footwear and accessories retailer, DSW tapped Eric Decker’s expertise on the best athleisure sneakers offering a level of style, versatility, and comfort unmatched to end one year and start the next on the right foot. Eric Decker’s partnership with DSW blends functionality with fashion making a statement with sneakers that can be worn from running errands, to actually running. The curated selection features an assortment of top sneaker brands and styles for fashion, fitness, and fun from various brands and designers, including Brooks! Discover the fit and comfort offered by Transmit 3 running shoe from Brooks. Boasting airy mesh upper, this lace-up sneaker features responsive BioMoGo DNA cushioning to take off the impact, and segmented crash pad cushioning for a smooth heel-to-toe transition. $99.99

CROSTY

CROSTY
CROSTY DRO, designed in Georgia, Made in Italy COURTESY OF CROSTY

CROSTY-Named after the Georgian word for “Time”, CROSTY DRO explores a retro future look for streetwear combined with pertinent reminders of the passing of DRO, from the melting icon to the handwritten packing DRO on the side of each pair. $280

Daniel Patrick

Daniel Patrick Velcro Panel Runner
Daniel Patrick Velcro Panel Runner COURTESY OF DANIEL PATRICK

Daniel Patrick-The perfect shoes for someone who love a transitional wardrobe that never goes out of style guaranteed to bring quality and timeless athletic wear ensuring you stand out on the courts and the streets. $320 

Dolce & Gabbana 

Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana sneakers COURTESY OF DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana-The younger generations were the starting point for the collections, the lifeblood and source of inspiration for the brand’s modern and contemporary vision. $895

Dr. Scholl’s

Dr. Scholls Shoes
A sleek slip-on sneaker with stretch laces for easy wear. COURTESY OF DR. SCHOLL’S

Dr. Scholl’s -For an on-the-go style, these sneakers feature no-tie stretch laces and a sock-like collar for a quick slip-on fit. With the classic black leather material, you can dress them up just as easily as you can dress them down. Plus, they’re sustainably crafted with an eco-conscious fabric toe box, linings and top-cloth made from recycled bottles and heel counter from recycled materials. Just slip ‘em on and do your thing! $120 

DIESEL

Sneaker in mesh and rubber, finished with an asymmetric lace-up closure
Sneaker in mesh and rubber, finished with an asymmetric lace-up closure COURTESY OF DIESEL

DIESEL-The PROTOTYPE sneaker made it’s debut at DIESEL’s Spring/Summer 2022 runway presentation, the first collection designed by DIESEL’s new creative director Glenn Martens.  The new and innovative sneaker design sets the tone for future DIESEL footwear. Aptly named to reflect the start of something new, it pushes the boundaries of both aesthetic and technical conventions with every component and at every angle. THE PROTOTYPE design creates graphic and visual appeal through repetitive rubber straps and asymmetric lacing. In addition to the bias-angled textured rubber strips and the off-center lace-ups, the sneaker features an industrial-styled outsole tread and molded rubber overlays across its uppers. $395

Enrico Cuini

Enrico Cuini
Enrico Cuini Ocean Camouflage Calf Hair sneakers feature ALIA (Active Lift in Alignment) Technology, … [+] COURTESY OF ENRICO CUINI

Enrico Cuini-Enrico Cuini was originally created as a luxury shoe line of comfy heels. Since its creation, the line has spread to include boots, loafers, sneakers and more. Currently, the brand is home to four sneaker designs to fit anyone’s style. Similar to their heels, these shoes also feature Enrico’s ALIA (Active Lift in Alignment) Technology. The patented technology helps decrease pressure by increasing the surface area to dissipate force across the entire sole. Combine this with the custom fit from a virtual fitting consultation, and these truly become the comfiest and most supportive shoes in any closet – making them the perfect accessory for men and women who spend most of their days on their feet. $895

Golden Goose

Golden Goose Space Sneaker
Make a Statement This Year with Golden Goose SPACE COURTESY OF GOLDEN GOOSE

Golden Goose-Wrapped up in that incredible sensation of lightness from the very first second, making room for the most audacious version of yourself. Finally setting your style free, emptying your mind. The Space-Star shoes feature the extra-cushion sole and insole padded with memory foam, guaranteeing unparalleled comfort starting from the very first step. $745 

Good Man Brand

GMB Legend Z Lo Top Sneaker
Good Man Brand’s Legend Z Lo Top Sneaker in White/Black COURTESY OF GOOD MAN BRAND

Good Man Brand– The Legend Z Lo Top Sneaker is a sporty take on Good Man Brand’s classic, best-selling Legend Sneaker. With its two-toned detailing and made from premium Italian Nappa leather, the Legend Z Lo Top Sneaker is the perfect everyday shoe with a clean, elevated look. $198

Idrese

Handcrafted, custom-made minimalist sneakers
Handcrafted, custom-made minimalist sneakers COURTESY OF LAWRENCE LOCKE

Idrese-We love our wingtips and monk straps, but when the weekend hits a pair of minimal full-grain leather sneakers is all we want to wear. Nuno is the perfect fit. Made with Italian Nappa leather and a Margom sole, they’ll go wherever your Saturday takes you. Don’t be afraid to scuff ‘em up a little. They get better with age. By the way, these are the only sneakers on the market that are built with the long-lasting cork and metal shank material. $270 

Lavair

Lavair
Lightweight and ultra-comfortable without sacrificing an inch of comfort. The pop off blue in this … [+] COURTESY OF LAVAIR

Lavair-The Creator EVO is the lightweight take on the independent London label’s most popular design. It takes cues from classic, retro sneakers and breathes modernity with its creatively constructed upper and ergonomic sock-fit. It mixes technical fabrication alongside premium leather, combining  elements from both the Creator and the EXO styles to make for the ultimate evolution in luxury sneakers. $240 

Mitchell & Ness

Mitchell & Ness Hood Rubber Company Sneakers
The iconic American sportswear brand, Mitchell & Ness team up with Hood Rubber Company to put a new … [+] COURTESY OF MITCHELL & NESS

Mitchell & Ness-Iconic designer and manufacturer of throwback sports apparel, Mitchell & Ness, launched their collection of archive sneakers with the revival of Hood Rubber Company. The HOOD 1967 Rocket High Cut Sneakers, combine the timeless silhouette of the classic canvas high top with a fresh new spin – featuring a distressed, retro look for today’s sneakerhead. These sneakers are a staple for every collection and the perfect addition to every outfit. $75 

Moncler

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Moncler House of Genius M Mafate Speed 2 Sneakers COURTESY OF MONCLER

Moncler-The Mafate Speed 2 low-top sneakers are crafted from a mix of lightweight performance materials that mold the feet for greater comfort. The tricolor laces and heel loop are inspired by the colors of the French flag. Sturdy soles in VIBRAM® rubber deliver exceptional grip and support. $275

Naked Wolfe

Naked Wolfe
Naked Wolfe Kosa Black sneakers. COURTESY OF NAKED WOLFE

Naked Wolfe-If you are looking for the coolest men’s sneakers of the year, Naked Wolfe has you covered – and will, all year long. With consistent drops featuring the hottest & most-on trend styles of the season, Naked Wolfe is a must have for anyone looking to elevate their sneaker game with unique styles, often featuring platforms and sleek colorways. There’s no cooler place to shop than Naked Wolfe. $280

New Balance

DSW_New Balance 997H Sneaker_$89.99
Flaunt your love for retro-inspired styles with the New Balance 997H sneaker. Worn by Eric Decker. COURTESY OF DSW

New Balance-Partnering with the leading footwear and accessories retailer, DSW tapped Eric Decker’s expertise on the best athleisure sneakers offering a level of style, versatility, and comfort unmatched to end one year and start the next on the right foot. Eric Decker’s partnership with DSW blends functionality with fashion making a statement with sneakers that can be worn from running errands, to actually running. The curated selection features an assortment of top sneaker brands and styles for fashion, fitness, and fun from various brands and designers, including Timberland and New Balance! Flaunt your love for retro-inspired styles with the New Balance 997H sneaker. A combo of suede and CORDURA nylon mesh upper ensures durability, while the blown rubber sole provides assistance and grip making it the fashion shoe to take you to and from where you need to go in style! $89.99

Nike

Step into 2022 with Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Light Fusion Red. The perfect pair of kicks for the sneakerhead in your life.
Step into 2022 with Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Light Fusion Red. The perfect pair of kicks for the … [+] COURTESY OF SNEAKER GARDEN

Nike Air Jordan-Hottest styles and shoes are available at Sneaker Garden from some of the most coveted brands in streetwear. Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Light Fusion Red are easy to style and versatile for the everyday sneaker wearer. They pair well with every outfit and can upscale any look, while also being incredibly comfortable. Men are always looking for subtle ways to upgrade their wardrobe and a pair of the trendiest sneakers are a must-have for a pop of color. $300

Original Penguin

Club Sneaker | Original Penguin
Club Sneaker | Original Penguin COURTESY OF ORIGINAL PENGUIN

Original Penguin-Elevate your sneaker game with the Original Penguin Club Sneaker. Suitable for everyday wear, these stylish genuine leather sneakers appeal to today’s modern man. $115 

P448

P448 Taylor Chess Men's Sneaker
P448’s classic Jack silhouette reimagined as a retro basketball high top with all the essential … [+] COURTESY OF P448

P448-Italian made sneaker brand, P448, has a curated lineup of fashion-forward, super comfortable, seasonal kicks for all the male sneakerheads in your life. The shoes are carefully crafted in Italy, making them the perfect sneakers built with quality, comfort and design in mind. With hi and low tops, as well as trainers, P448 offers footwear in everything from fun patterns, classic white silhouettes, suede textures, interchangeable laces and accent colors throughout, guaranteeing that there’s a pair for any sneaker-loving guy. $298

Robert August

Kick back on football Sunday or travel for work with these italian calf leather sneakers.
Kick back on football Sunday or travel for work with these italian calf leather sneakers. COURTESY OF ROBERT AUGUST

Robert August-Every pair of Robert August Trainers are Handcrafted to order in their workshop in Almansa Spain, with a history of artisan shoemaking dating back to the early 18th century. Robert August uses only the finest leathers from tanneries in Italy, Germany, and Spain and sartorial fabrics from the most prestigious mills in Italy, France, and Belgium. These sneakers can be bought as as, or customized to liking. Made with Italian Calf Leather with a Cognac and Brown Hand Patina Finish. $469  

Saucony

Saucony
Global running lifestyle brand, Saucony, announces its latest collection, the Veg Tan pack, … [+] COURTESY OF SAUCONY

Saucony-As a member of Saucony’s newest Veg Tan pack featuring a limited-edition colorway on three iconic styles of the Originals, the Veg Tan Pack – Jazz 81 was created with carefully vegetable tanned leather that forms the base of the shoe to create a natural and eco-friendly cushion for every journey embarked on foot. An extremely versatile shoe, the Veg Tan Pack – Jazz 81 is a sneaker you’ll put on repeat throughout all of 2022. $100 

Scarosso

The Lanificio F.lli Cerruti dal 1881 x Scarosso sneakers come in white calfskin leather with an elegant ‘Pinstripe’ detail made in crease-resistant Travel fabric
The Lanificio F.lli Cerruti dal 1881 x Scarosso sneakers come in white calfskin leather with an … [+] COURTESY OF SCAROSSO

Scarosso-The Lanificio F.lli Cerruti dal 1881 x Scarosso Pinstripe White sneakers are the true example of how classic means always current and this is the very essence of being elegant. This effortless shoes have a special detail realized in one of the most popular fabrics from the Biella-based woolen mill: the iconic Cerutti Pinstripe. The exclusive packaging from this collection is made up of a dust bag in the same fabric as the footwear and a pinstripe-patterned box. $275 

Signed By McFly

Reflective Cage. Fly Knit Lining & Upper EVA + PU Leather Outsole.
Reflective Cage. Fly Knit Lining & Upper EVA + PU Leather Outsole. COURTESY OF SIGNED BY MCFLY

Signed By McFly-These effortless sneakers will be a staple in your 2022 wardrobe. Whether it be on the basketball court or day to day wear, these sneakers will be on rotation all year long. $200

SNS

SNS
The retro yet contemporary sneaker crafted by adidas Originals and SNS. COURTESY OF SNS 7.

SNS-SNS combines with adidas to bring you a classy, sleek version of the Forum Low. The luxurious smooth-wearing take on the retro yet contemporary sneaker features a mix of faux snakeskin elements, suede accents, and gold foiled branding finished off by a signature strap. $119

Under Armour

DK Metcalf in Flow Velociti SE
DK Metcalf in Flow Velociti SE COURTESY OF UNDER ARMOUR

Under Armour The Under Armour Flow Velociti SE Running Shoe features a cushioning system that is responsive, grippy, and supportive all in one while the singular-foam compound eliminates the rubber outsole entirely, enabling Under Armour to create an innovative, high-traction running shoe. Like most of UA’s running shoes, the Flow Velocity connects to UA MAPMYRUN™, which tracks & analyzes your running metrics to help make you a better runner. $130

Wolverine

Men's Wolverine BLVD Court Sneaker
Men’s Wolverine BLVD Court Sneaker COURTESY OF WOLVERINE

Wolverine-Sneakers are the workhorses of a man’s wardrobe. Wolverine has designed their new BLVD Court Sneakers to create a fresh spin on everything their brand has learned over 135+ years. These sneakers are perfected with simple, clean lines and an unmatched made-to-last craftsmanship. $129 

 Zen Running Club

Zen Running Club - ZR 01: Plant-based and Vegan running shoes approved by everyday road runners.
Zen Running Club – ZR 01: Plant-based and Vegan running shoes approved by everyday road runners. COURTESY OF ZEN RUNNING CLUB

Zen Running Club-Up until now, finding sustainable running shoes meant making a compromise on performance, style, and price. But the new ZR 01 is engineered to be light, fast, and responsive, with a stacked rocker midsole that helps propel you forward as you run. And, it has a clean, minimalist aesthetic that can be styled however you like, for whatever you’re doing. Made from sustainable sugarcane and tree fibers and 100% vegan approved by the Vegetarian Society, the ZR 01 is a shoe that leaves a small footprint and takes a giant leap forward. $139

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