Putting your best foot forward is no easy task when there are so many styles to choose from. Court shoes, tennis shoes, high tops, low tops, sock sneakers, basketball sneakers... apparently, there's even something called the 'dad sneaker' now. Knowing what's in style and what's not, what's going to make you the envy of the office and what's going to make you its joke... none of this is easy. Not that it matters much either way, really - the sun will still rise tomorrow, even if your style credentials don't. But ultimately, if you're going to spend money on something, you may as well make it count. So, what's a guy or gal to do when they've money in their pocket but no idea what to spend it on? If they wanted to, they could read every fashion magazine going and give themselves a crash course in style. But who's got the time for that? Much easier to let someone else sweat over the details and find out exactly what's hot, what's not, and what's going to give you a foot full of blisters in half an hour's time. Fortunately for you, that's exactly what we've done. Tapping into this season's designer sneaker trend (not to mention several others), here are the five best pairs of Dolce and Gabbana sneakers in the shops now. Whether you buy one pair or all of them, your feet will never have looked so good.
Dolce and Gabbana Logo-Print Platform Sneakers
Back in 2018, cbc.ca wrote about the trend for logoed sneakers. 2 years on, and it's still going strong. If you want to get in on the action yourself, you'll struggle to find a better entry point than these very wearable, very good-looking platform sneakers from Dolce and Gabbana. With their allover logo-print, there's no questioning the sneaker's provenance... although the quality on show in the baby-soft leather uppers, the bouncy inner sole, and the durable outer sole doesn't leave too much room for doubt either. Team them with a logoed Dolce and Gabbana bag to play the logomania to the max, or downplay what's already a slightly OTT style with some causal separates.
Dolce and Gabbana Day Master Bicolor Metallic Runner Sneakers
Recommended by harpersbazaar.com as one of 'The High Fashion Sneakers All the Sneaker Heads Are After', the Day Master Bicolor Metallic Runner Sneakers from Dolce and Gabbana are a refined, sporty pair of shoes with an exaggerated molded soul for a boosting effect, two-tone leather uppers with a dashing metallic trim, and an eye-catching pop of bright neon. Bulky (but in a good way), just the right kind of weird, and available in enough color options to please just about any taste, they've got enough edge to elevate your wardrobe to all new heights of glory.
Dolce and Gabbana NS1 Sneakers in Mixed Materials
If you want a sneaker that has just enough edge to make a statement without being flashy, Dolce and Gabbana's NS1 Sneaker could be your perfect match. The ideal complement to any streetwear separates, the sneakers are made from a durable mix of suede, mesh and nappa and feature a flexible rubber sole, a thermoformed warp-knit tongue with high-frequency movements and technical ornamental elements on the upper. Their bright combination of materials doesn't necessarily make for the subtlest sneaker in the world, but trust us, if you catch anyone checking out your feet when you're wearing these, they're doing it for the right reason. They're comfortable, stylish, and the perfect new addition to your wardrobe. The one thing they're not, on the other hand, is cheap. Expect to pay just short of $750... but in fairness, it'll be the best $750 you ever spent on a pair of shoes.
Dolce and Gabbana DGLimited Portofino Sneakers
Why let designers have all the fun? If you've always fancied yourself as the creative sort, test your talents with the DGLimited Portofino Sneakers. Available for both men and women, they give you the chance to add your personal touch on the heel with a personalized message, your initials or anything else that space allows. Even if we leave the personalization aside, these are still mighty fine sneakers. Made in exquisitely soft nappa leather and featuring enough little signatures details to shout their provenance loud and proud (including a logoed label on the calfskin footbed, a micro-injection logo on the rubber sole, and a logged bottom), these are an extremely wearable pair of sneakers made that little bit more special with the personal touch.
Dolce and Gabbana Logo-Embellished Leather Sneakers
Sneakers are a year-round investment. They work in winter as well as summer; they suit rain, wind, or shine; they can be dressed up and dressed down as the occasion calls. But some sneakers are just a tiny bit more versatile than others. After all, there are only so many ways you can wear a multicolored, graffiti splashed, platform high top. So, what sneakers offer the biggest bang for your buck? Which will take you from the beach to the bar without missing a beat? Simply put, white ones. As ashleyweston.com puts it, white sneakers look 'super sharp and literally go with everything. A pair of white sneakers instantly elevate an outfit to be a little sharper than it would be with other casual shoes. In my book, that’s a good thing.' And it's a good thing in our book, too. The problem is, not all white sneakers are created equal. If you want to get the most out of all that versatility and potential, choosing the right pair is crucial. These logo-embellished leather sneakers from Dolce and Gabbana are a classic example of what happens when a white sneaker ticks all the right boxes. They're bright, they're sharp, and they've got just enough going on to stop them sliding into Yawnsvillle. When it comes to the detail, we're looking at a smooth white leather upper (so much easier to keep clean than canvas), a chunky rubber sole, gold textured-leather trims at the tongue and heel tab, and a nice bit of detailing via the faux pearl button at the back. Whether you team them with dresses or jeans, they're going to look fabulous.
Written by Garrett Parker
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