Originally invented for skateboarders, men's skate shoes have since become a footwear staple, adding an element of urban street style to jeans and tracksuits. Enjoying dominance during the 90s, particularly in the form of the statement high-top, the popularity of men's skate shoes soared, channelling the multicoloured trends of the era that favoured bold fluorescents and athletic twists. This season, with classic 90s style resurfacing on the catwalks, men's skate shoes once again take influence from the colourful decade, this time driven by dynamic prints and smarter finishes as well as throwback styles. From low-tops in classic sporty shades to bold and bright high-tops in dramatic prints and colourways, men's skate shoes are a great way to energise a casual look.
Traditional low-top men's skate shoes are a sportswear favourite when it comes to an understated style that can be worn with anything from jeans and tracksuits to cargo pants and shorts. While soft tones and minimalistic detailing boosts the versatility of these shoes, there is also a rainbow of exciting colour combinations, prints and motifs to be explored. From neon brights and animal print, self-expression through footwear has never been easier. On the other end of the spectrum, the high-top is perhaps the boldest variety of men's skate shoes. These chunky designs extend slightly up the leg, so look great against rolled-up hems and can really inject a touch of urban appeal to tapered chinos or smart denims.