Both during and after sporting events, athletes from around the world tend to carry a certain style and flair with them wherever they go. Many high school and college athletes don a hoodie and sweatpants, while pros often open up their own apparel lines, show up to games and matches decked out in premium suits, or go the way of Cam Newton and, well, maybe we don’t need to go there…regardless, there’s an easier way to bring that on-court style to your day-to-day life (and without wearing out your performance shoes). The answer is lifestyle shoes. They can be tough to find, especially for tennis players, but we did the work so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are our top athleisure shoes for men in 2019:
Adidas Grand Court
Streamlined sneakers with a classic style, the Grand Court takes inspiration from iconic ’70s sport styles, and moves them into the future. They come with a comfortable leather upper, Cloudfoam comfort sockliner, and adidas’ signature 3-stripes along the side.
K-Swiss Classic 88 II Bryan Bros
The Bryan Brothers’ Classic 88 II recognizes the accomplishments of one of the most decorated doubles teams in the history of tennis. Bob and Mike Bryan had direct input into these shoes, which feature K-Swiss’ iconic D-rings, a three-piece toe, and premium leather. You’ll also find special Bryan Brothers detailing throughout these special shoes.
New Balance 300
New Balance’s 300 Lifestyle Shoes feature an improved fit and more streamlined court style for a bit of subtle flair. Popular for the look of their suede and mesh upper, these shoes are also supremely comfortable thanks to a premium Ortholite insert and REVlite midsole technology.
Nike Vapor X TC Knit
Billed as performance tennis shoes by Nike, the Vapor X TC Knit doubles as a great off-court shoe, as well. They’re an obvious callback to Agassi’s signature Tech Challenges of old, as they fuse the original’s iconic midsole and outsole with elements of the new Vapor X Knit’s upper. The result is a dynamic shoe with excellent underfoot cushioning.
FILA Original Fitness
FILA’s Original Fitness Shoes showcase the red, white, and blue so often associated with the brand. Both of these models come with perforated leather and synthetics in the upper, as well as soft underfoot cushioning. The Original Fitness Graphic features a doubled-up FILA logo, and icy-clear outsole, while the Original Fitness Stripe has unique detailing around the heel, and a gum outsole.
Tretorn Nylite Plus
Introduced in 1967, the Nylite was regarded as one of the world’s first luxury sports shoes. It was rocketed into stardom during the 70s and 80s when Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova dominated the sport. Tretorn’s Nylite Plus retains a distinct “V” toe shape, and consists of a comfortable canvas upper, ecoOrtholite sockliner, and non-marking rubber outsole.
Lacoste LT Fit 119
Lacoste brought their iconic look to the world of footwear with the LT Fit 119. This breathable and comfortable off-court shoe offers a stylish textile and synthetic upper with Lacoste detailing around the heel. You’ll also find the brand’s crocodile logo cleanly displayed on the side. Underfoot cushioning is provided by a soft, injection-molded EVA outsole.
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