Dmitri Ruwan

7 Slick Sneakers You Won’t Want to Run In

Let’s face it – you’re never going to be the next Messi, so pack away those scruffy sports sneakers. Instead, invest in a smart, stylish pair that will take you from brunch to boys’ night out.



Cushioned platforms, velcro-strapped, polished leather engravings, and the list goes on. How do you keep up with the rise of the athleisure inspired fashion-sneaker? We’ve got you covered with The Gaggler’s edit of everything you need to know and own.

1. The casually cool one

Wear with: A cotton t-shirt, jeans and dark aviator sunglasses.

Lace-Up Sneakers

aed 199 Lee Cooper

2. For brunch and beyond

Wear with: Dark trousers, a crisp cotton shirt and a smart leather belt.

Monochrome Leather Velcro Sneakers

aed 2121 Alexander McQueen

3. 80s flare

Wear with: Black skinnies, a black T and denim jacket

Monarch IV PR

aed 479 Nike Air

4. The all-rounder

Wear with: Chinos and nautically inspired sweatshirts.

Campbell Leather Lace Up Trainers

aed 362.45 Lyle & Scott

5. The professional one

Wear with: A linen suit jacket, slightly unbuttoned shirt and dark denim.

Dark Grey Faux Suede Lace Up Trainers

aed 104.85 New Look

6. Date night ready

Wear with: Dark belted twill trousers, a dress shirt and bomber jacket.

Rex Mesh Training Shoes

aed 681.05 Paul Smith

7. Traveller style

Wear with: Fitted joggers and an organic cotton hoodie.

Men’s Tree Runners

aed 346.75 Allbirds