Movers & Shakers
The latest sneaker styles combine a cool factor to go along with innovative tech.
New year, new takes on the red-hot casual sneaker style trend. Whether for light workouts, walks around the block, kicking it on the couch or at the office, these new styles combine a cool factor to go along with innovative tech. There’s comfort, cushioning, breathability, and more in 2022’s latest stylish sneaker offerings.
The Solar sneaker by Ziera, $209.95, is a stylish, casual option for year-round wear. The durable leather upper features both a zip and lace fastening, and the shoe’s removable Super Support footbed can be swapped for the wearer’s own orthotics. The footbed features flexible, shock-absorbing PU with arch support, metatarsal cushioning and a contoured heel cup with a wider, deeper fit for stability.
The $150 Spherica Man sneaker from GEOX is cushioned and breathable with a sleek aesthetic. It boasts an upper in a navy-blue knitted-effect fabric, Zero-Shock Pads for impact protection , and a removable foot bed.
Ready for adventure, the Fraser features a knitted Australian Merino wool upper, a wool lined footbed and an elastic lace system. An all-terrain outsole provides flexibility and grip.
The Zurich is a new men’s style from Xelero for Fall ’22. With its Euro style aesthetic, this leather-lined sneaker, $259.99, combines casual style with the tech Xelero is known for — providing stability and control and promoting forward motion.
Combining comfort with style, Finn’s Piccadilly walking shoe in Black and Gold Nubuck and Leather, $405, has a contoured footbed made with suede and cork/latex. Its footbed can be removed for either a replacement Finn Comfort footbed (choose from soft or regular) or a custom orthotic.
A fashionable, light-weight knit sneaker, Naot’s $155 Galaxy has a removable cork and latex footbed for all-day comfort. It features a slip resistant sole and uses a hand-sewn Strobel construction for flexibility and durability.
Sporty and stylish, the Leslee Multi Gore Active Casual Slip-On Sneaker ($49.99) is comfortable and easy-to-wear. Soft Comfort’s value-priced option is designed to be a casual wardrobe staple.
Designed for comfort on the move, the Fall ’22 Mōshn Pulse in Black Oyster Camo, $170, features the brand’s Dynamic Motion Technology, which has stability in the heel and an enhanced toe spring that naturally moves the wearer forward. A TRUComofort insole delivers cushion and support.
Rocking an urban outdoor vibe, Rieker’s lightweight and comfortable Angela ($120) sneaker has eye-catching outsole and midsole details to go along with an on-trend green upper. Plus, it has a scuba lining.
A walking shoe with a colorful vibe, the Amiata from Waldläufer combines both athletic and outdoorsy style with its suede leather/textile upper. The shoe is breathable and water-repellant.
Sustainable and stylish, Alexandria, $169.95, is part of the new ara a-round collection for Spring/Summer ’22. The shoes use chrome-free tanned leathers, direct injected soles without adhesives and laces made from PET bottles.
Launching this spring in fun colors, the $120 Gaia is an easy fit sneaker made entirely from recycled materials. It is vegan and machine washable, and features a removable insole.
Penni in Coral, $140, available in June, is a performance walking shoe loaded with features for support, comfort and acceleration through the walking step. The footbed’s Dansko Natural Arch Plus tech offers support and stability.
The Hi Tide Too ($165) sports an elevated, clean look. The leather sneaker is wrapped with a high walled rubber sole and a whisper of jute that is top stitched. A touch of perforation completes the look.