Despite their ever-increasing acceptability, most sneaker styles still look suitable only for activities like dunking (something you suck at) or a decathlon (10 things you suck at). Get the sneaker, all grown'd up, from Clae
Back after a three-year hiatus, California-based Clae's just released two new and three classic models, all from the brain of streetwear legend Sung Choi, who pioneered counteracting overprinted hoodies with underprinted sneakers. On the new side, the nubuck Parker's a perfect hybrid of athletic functionality and refined sloth, while the re-released leather'd Langston could sub in for work shoes in a pinch, should your Oxfords become encrusted in slime from a team-building "Physical Challenge". The other classics're the tennis-shoeish Blakey and the satisfyingly simple Garvey slip-on -- offered in hemp or leather, it forces you to choose between becoming a hippie and infuriating them
Skewing back to the sporty's another new release, the subtly stitched, all-leather Russell hi-top -- ideal for those who're inspired by Celtic great Bill, but dunk like Nipsey.