In the increasingly casual world of men’s style, crisp leather sneakers are nearly a surefire stand-in for a slick pair of dress shoes. That is to say, clean white sneakers crafted from premium materials can pair just as seamlessly with a blazer and chinos as traditional wingtips. Simple, classic details can make them even more of an essential for your wardrobe. And when a footwear-focused brand like GREATS (out of Brooklyn) turns its attention to a timeless silhouette, the results are nothing short of outstanding.
The Royale is the brand’s most popular style season after season, and for good reason. Crafted from full-grain Italian leather, the white colorway is particularly fit for pairing with everything from lightwash jeans to a chambray suit this spring and summer. And when fall and winter hit, you should still find room in your rotation for classic white sneakers. A pair like this definitely belongs in your closet — at a great price like this, you’d be foolish not to jump on it. – $159