3 October 2016

City Kicks

MR PORTER | Nike Roshe Daybreak Sneakers

Style and sensibility are two attributes which don't frequently go hand-in-hand. But for the hardened city commuter, the most important style essential is unquestionably a pair of comfortable shoes. Kicks, sneakers, trainers - whatever you choose to call them - dominate the footpaths on a typical London morning, as a sea of black, grey and navy suits teem past with multicoloured feet. Equally so, sneakers are my personal preference for comfort and convenience. Albeit given the only walking I do to and from work is the few steps to and from my car, a pair of my sneakers would do plenty more mileage on a weekend stroll.

MR PORTER | Nike Roshe Daybreak Sneakers
MR PORTER | Nike Roshe Daybreak Sneakers
Nike Roshe Daybreak sneakers c/o MR PORTER | Formal shirt c/o Hawes & Curtis
Selected Homme slim-fit trousers | Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses
If not purely for practicality, finding the balance between a shoe designed for sports and an outfit styled for formality is understandably a tad more of a challenge than, say, picking a pair of formal lace-ups to accessorise a new suit. I believe, however, a pair of sneakers should stand out on their own as much as they complement the full outfit. That's why I love these Nike Roshe sneakers from MR PORTER, in an orange, navy and white colourway that punches from the pavement. Even more so when they're the perfect contrast to the fifty shades of blue in my wardrobe, such as the pictured Hawes & Curtis striped shirt and Selected Homme trousers. Add the comfort and bounce of the cushioned "Roshe" soles, and we have a solid 10/10.

Before the summer, I hadn't contemplated shoe shopping with MR PORTER. However, as one of the top online destinations for designer menswear, their curated collection is enough to make a shoe lover swoon. There's even a dedicated Shoe Guide for the discerning shoe shopper, looking to find - and maintain - the perfect pair of designer footwear. Albeit I needed no additional advice or encouragement when I spotted these Nike Roshes. I wouldn't yet call myself a sneakerhead, but I was seduced. Move over Cuban heels.

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