From Designer Sneakers to Limited Edition Basketball Kicks

By: Thomas Wade-West - Published: Sep 29, 2013
Footwear has made leaps and bounds with regard to high-end men's sneakers. It is becoming more common to see high-end 'high-fashion' sneakers on the streets, runways and even in sport.

Sneakers first emerged as a tool of sport, a functional piece of footwear for its utilitarian usage. The sneaker also was a form-fitting tool of comfort. Since a dramatic change in the 1980s, sneakers have emerged as objects within realms outside of sport, and as of recent, designer labels have been pushing high-end sneaker models.

Most luxury sneakers are either limited-edition basketball (or sport-related), celebrity endorsed or designer made. High fashion sneakers can range from the mid-$300s to up to $10,000 for certain models. The transition of the sneaker into different realms (sport, fashion and so forth), is interesting and has never been more apparent than right now. Stats for 33 High-End Men's Sneakers Trending: Older & Popular
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