It’s the news a lot of guys have been waiting for – Yes – you can wear trainers with pretty much everything now. They’re no longer purely limited to the gym. This week our focus is on those box fresh whites – a concept relatively new to the men’s department at Golden Boot. A few customers have hovered in the opposite corner of the store, thoughts of having to contend with pairing the bright white leather with a suitable outfit flashing through their minds. It’s often tricky to understand footwear like this when it’s not in context – but fear not. We’ll tell you not just how to wear them, but how to WEAR them.
First up – Geox – a brand well known and loved by many customers across the departments. Incorporating their patented breathable sole unit, this style is a great one for those new to white sneakers. The suede front section slightly softens the starkness that white leather can bring, and the hole punched detailing on the side panels breaks the style into visually digestible sections. The tan heel adds wonderful contrast, and elasticated laces ensure a secure, comfortable fit. The overall feel is fresh and contemporary.
Geox Aerantis U927FA
Next, we take a look at a new brand for the Golden Boot for spring and summer ’19 – Tommy Hilfiger. There’s been a lot of hype about these arriving in store – they depict a sense of 80s nostalgia for sportswear lovers. The design is clean, utilising soft white fabric in combination with classic mesh, but with clear references to the brand – the iconic flag on the heel, colour trimmed laces and lettering on the sides and tongue. They’re airy and lightweight – easy to wear.
Lastly, we’re introducing this style from Magnanni. These guys are absolute experts in footwear craftsmanship, and they have not cut any corners when developing this sneaker. The leather is what you would expect from Magnanni – painfully soft and supple. The shape is classic, minimal. The attention to detail is what sets these apart. Leather pieces are carefully folded and stitched into place. The two-toned sole unit is cleverly trimmed with tan leather, oozing class and sophistication. The branding is subtle, on the sole and tongue only – but a pair of Magnanni shoes speak for themselves.
So now we’ve given a few ideas, we need to chat about actually wearing them. Feel free to pair them with any shade of denim jeans, but were you aware you could also wear them with a suit? Yes, you read it right. You can wear these slick white trainers with tailored trousers, blazers and even a full suit. If you’re venturing into this look, go for a solid white pair over something with a lot of contrasting colour. See the full collection online at thegoldenboot.co.uk and in store.