by Joseph DeAcetis

In 2022, the men’s sneaker category has seemingly evolved into the men’s essentials category. In truth, modified product offerings today are designed to elevate any outfit from suits to casual, even athletic styles. For retailers, it is important to convey the message that now, sneakers are meant for everyday wear. I suggest that customers select comfortable, stylish sneakers made from quality material.

Today and moving forward into 2023, an abundant number of available selections include a paramount combination of comfort, style, and function. What I find especially interesting is that although summer offerings might appear heavy at first glance, they’re actually lightweight, emphasizing the modern design, perfect to flex the right style vibe without all the excess weight. With menswear apparel making significant changes, so are sneakers. Nowadays, as men’s silhouettes become wider and softer, consumers are looking for professional advice from retailers to guide them in the right direction to address their current needs and requirements.

Luckily for men aiming to trend up to a fresh new pair of sneakers this summer, they’ll have great sporty styles to choose from, and at competitive prices to boot. Whether you’re in the market for sport or style for your summer 2022 needs, check out some styles here below and get ready as they promote their new Spring/Summer 2023 dynamic offerings as well. These sleek designs with just the right amount of modern flair will help you conquer your summertime activities in no time!

Dolce&Gabbana Mixed Material Airmaster

Image Courtesy of Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana presents the Airmaster, a light and fitted reinterpretation of the Daymaster.  The Airmaster features a mix of volumes, colors, honeycomb textures, and grooves that enhance the concept of modernity. A trainer that speaks and encompasses new generations, giving an exclusive and contemporary look in terms of evolution and design. $895

Santoni Double Buckle Sneaker

Image Courtesy of Santoni. Double Buckle Sneaker, by Santoni – the heritage of the signature detail from Santoni’s loafers and traditional styles reinvented in a new look, blinking an eye to luxury leisurewear.

The Double Buckle Sneaker is the spontaneous evolution of Santoni’s craftsmanship and expertise, the buckle becomes a new instrument to consolidate the brand’s classic repertoire, in a new and playful reinterpretation of icons. Currently available in Arancio Santoni and blue – the new graphic shape, the golden logo, and the calfskin upper mark this creative experiment that sapiently mixes the needs of the contemporary routine with the new wave of luxury leisurewear. Born to be a cult, the Double Buckle Sneaker is the perfect fit for the Man who wants to be cool 24/7 in town as well as on holidays, takes care of comfort, and prioritizes craftsmanship, excellence, and quality above all. $650

 Fratelli Rossetti Brera Club Loafer 

Fratelli Rossetti is setting a new tone with Brera Club, a line with a nod to American colleges and country clubs, environments that combine elegance and a relaxed mood. This is the ideal model to ensure maximum comfort: the perfect match both for the city and for your walks in the countryside.

 The star of the range is the iconic Brera loafer, whose most distinctive elements — the tassel and mirror lettering — have been reinterpreted, extrapolated, and redesigned with a strong graphic aesthetic that has made them minimalist patches and lettering that define the uppers with a new twist. The wide-ranging, versatile “Brera Club” line consists of two different structures. The Academy version features a semi-square volume and an XL, ultralight, canneté-textured sole. The Sport model boasts the classic, balanced and refined sneaker sole with a rubber under sole. (Available in S/S ’23)

Bruno Magli Bono

Courtesy of BRUNO MAGLI. Bono is a sport-inspired lace-up casual. The sacchetto construction, along with the genuine latex rubber outsole provides incredible flexibility and comfort.

Italian manufacturer Bruno Magli is known for its high-end, well-crafted, classically styled shoes. Launched as a women’s footwear manufacturer in 1936, the company expanded into men’s shoes and later into accessories and select apparel. $299

Good Man Brand Los Angeles

Image Courtesy of The House of LR&C. Good Man Brand’s Los Angeles Sneaker

The Good Man Brand’s Los Angeles Sneaker is a 100% Italian Nappa leather shoe that is paired with detailed stitching and a thick rubber cup-sole to create a modern profile sneaker. While this sneaker looks heavy, it’s actually quite lightweight, emphasizing the modern design and making it perfect for the summer months. It’s great for casual styling and embraces the laid-back nature of Los Angeles fashion.  $228

Rone Ninety Seven

Photographer: Curtis Buchanan. @curtisbuchanan. The “Ninety-Seven” in Gray, hand-sewn full-grain tumbled Italian leather and suede upper, Italian calf footbed with supportive cushioning on a lightweight EVA Vibram sole.

The Rone “Ninety-Seven” sneaker is a must-have as it’s an elevated take on a classic 90’s skate silhouette. This nostalgic design will take him back to his younger days but with the use of premium materials and styling, it redefines the skate shoe. Handcrafted with premium Italian leather and suede on top of a Vibram outsole the “Ninety Seven” is the coolest dad shoe. $295

Sperry x JAWS Striper II CVO Sneaker

Courtesy of Sperry. The classic deck sneaker is given a bold new look with an upper inspired by the movie JAWS. A cleverly hidden gore construction means it can be kicked off with ease for impromptu beach walks or ocean dips.

Inspired by the classic summer blockbuster film, “JAWS,” this collab features boat shoes, sneakers, and floats designed with unmistakable JAWS-themed elements and celebrating signature characters. Each style is filled with subtle references to the film that will delight die-hard fans as well as fashion lovers. $64.95. 

Zen Running Club

Courtesy of Zen Running Club. Sustainable running options for both occasional and dedicated runners.

The lightweight, cushioned and responsive ZR 01 are planet-based running shoes that are vegan approved. Made of natural rubber, eucalyptus, and sugarcane, the shoes use plant-powered innovation to propel runners forward.  $139

Snibbs Spacecloud

The Snibbs space cloud work sneaker is a must-have in any man’s closet. The
Spacecloud Work Sneaker is a versatile shoe made for a multitude of different work industries, as well as general lifestyle use. The sleek slip-on design will get you out the door and ready to conquer your day in no time. With a custom formulated Ortholite Insole that is water and slip-resistant, this sneaker can take you through a long day on your feet comfortably. Snibbs uses 100% recycled vegan material so your shoes are not only stylish but sustainable. With a variety of colors and size options, Snibbs has a sneaker for every style. $135

 Gola Hurricane


Image Courtesy of Gola.Gola Classics Men’s Hurricane Suede Sneakers in navy, ash, deep red, and gum.

Back with brand new season trend color options is the Gola Hurricane Suede for men. This men’s cup sole sneaker combines a heritage-inspired navy suede upper with a simple clean gum outsole to give the perfect blend of classic Gola style and modern versatility. The navy base and pop of red give it a hint of color without being overly red, white, and blue. $95

 Florsheim Heist

Image Courtesy of Florsheim. Florsheim Heist Moc Toe Slip-On Sneaker in navy

The Florsheim Heist Moc Toe Slip-On Sneaker is perfect for the summer as an easy style for any outdoor barbecue. It features a soft nubuck upper and an athletic-inspired white sole. The relaxed slip-on design and the comfort of an OrthoLite® high rebound foam footbed make the Heist the perfect plan for all your warm-weather wear. $120


Courtesy of Kizik.Kizik Eco-Knit shoe in Olive

As simple as it seems, putting your shoes on can be a hassle. You have to bend down, struggle with loosening the laces, wiggle your foot in, and then lace them back up, but not too tight or too loose. Kizik’s hands-free shoes help eliminate the struggle. Kizik shoes (available for men and women) feature a patented heel design so all you have to do is slip your toes into the shoe, the heel will compress so your foot can slide all the way in, and then once your foot is in, it will spring back into place securing your foot in the shoe. Sneakers are now as easy to put on as slides or flip-flops. Kizik shoes are available in a wide selection of colors and styles. $99