13 Sneakers That Look Great With a Suit

Here's how to pull off the look.
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Wearing sneakers with a suit is a look that really popped off a few years back, and while it was a welcome shift in making a suit more casual—and accessible—let it be known that not every pair of sneakers looks good with a suit. When you're wearing something tailored, you want to be strategic in your pairing of the rest of the outfit. The right sneaker, however, provides a way to break the suit up, give it some personality (plus, comfy feet). Here are 13 of the best sneakers to pair with a suit now.

Adidas Originals Continental 80

For beginners, start with a clean white sneaker. Adidas's Continental can be casual, but it also makes a navy suit feel a little more laid-back.

Adidas Originals Yung 1 Suede Sneakers

A chunky sneaker with a suit is very on trend and really not as hard to pull off as you might imagine—just make sure the suit is a little looser and fashion-forward, to match the shoes' proportions. To start, go with an Adidas Yung 1, which keeps its color palette as neutral as possible.

Nike Air Max 1 Premium

Hell yeah, Air Maxes with a suit! This take in suede makes it feel just a smidge more luxe.


Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Sneaker

You already know how good (and comfortable) Cole Haan dress shoes are, so you can be sure its sneakers are just as great. These double as a commute shoe that won't disrupt your fit.

Converse x Comme des Garcons Play Chuck Taylor 1970s

A casual suit deserves a casual sneaker. High-top Converse are classic, and the CDG motif makes it more playful.

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Greats The Royale

When in doubt, a low-top leather sneaker with a minimal silhouette  doesn't stray too far from a dress shoe.

Mr P. Larry Suede Sneakers

Mr P.'s suede sneakers are so clean you won't even miss your loafers.


Rag & Bone Rb1 High

If you have a playful suit—maybe trousers with a drawstring or an oversized coat—you can pull off a high-top sneaker with ease. These transition well between casual and dressed-up.

Koio Primo Castagna

Koio's high-tops perfect the whole simple-but-strong structure you want in a sneaker you'll wear with something tailored.


Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers

If ever there were a widely appreciated suit sneaker, it would be a Common Projects low-top.

Feit Hand Sewn High

Feit's handsewn shoes are as much of a dress shoe as a sneaker could possibly be.

Gucci Major Wolf-Appliquéd High-Top Sneakers

When you get into the high-end sneaker market, Gucci does the edgy-but-put-together look very well. Tom Ford Cambridge High-Top Sneakers The dream suede high-top that you can pull off with any suit—and maybe any situation. 


Tom Ford Cambridge High-Top Sneakers

The dream suede high-top that you can pull off with any suit—and maybe any situation.

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