Best Casual Sneakers for Men

Model wearing the Carlo Sneaker shown.

Sneakers are the ultimate street shoes. You can rock them year-round on virtually any occasion with jeans, shorts, chinos, athleisure wear—you name it.

But as you're likely aware, not all tennis shoes are created equal. There are sportier designs that can be worn while working out or hanging out, everyday trainers you can wear out and about, and polished styles that might pass for business casual.

From athletic shoe styles to boat shoe styles to dress boot styles, there are so many options of sneakers for men. So, what are the best casual sneakers for men? Read on to find out.

What Are the Best Casual Sneakers for Men?

The best casual sneakers for men include:

  • Low-top lace-ups
  • Classic canvas slip-ons
  • Leather lace-ups
  • Laceless travel trainers
  • Sporty technical sneakers
  • Laid-back alpargatas
  • Leather sneaker boots

Ahead, details about each of these fashion-forward styles.

Low-Top Lace-Ups

It's probably safe to say sneakers will never go out of style. But if there's one type that's definitely here to stay, it's undoubtedly the low-top lace-up.

With breathable canvas uppers in neutral hues, matching laces, and a contrasting rubber outsole with vulcanized foxing, the designs from TOMS are just as practical as they are cool. What's more, the strobel boards are made out of recycled materials.

Classic Canvas Slip-Ons

When it comes to streetwear, you can't go wrong with canvas slip-ons. This classic men's footwear style goes with everything from chinos and a button-down to jeans and a tee.

Featuring canvas uppers with stretchy gore panels, the designs you'll find at TOMS are breathable, flexible, and super easy to get on and off. These versatile tennis shoes also have sturdy rubber outsoles plus cushioned footbeds for all-day comfort. Explore the best slip on sneakers at TOMS and get inspired by the various options. 

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Leather Lace-Ups

If you're heading to the office, happy hour, a date, or anywhere else you'd like to look put-together but not overdressed, leather lace-ups are the perfect solution. These men’s sneakers pair well with khakis, jeans, chinos, or shorts if the weather permits. Or if you're looking for a day-to-night look, these are also a great option as they can be casual or dress shoes. 

The TRVL LITE leather sneakers from TOMS boast water-resistant black or brown uppers, matching laces, and molded mesh sock-liners. Thanks to our signature TRVL LITE technology, you can count on a lightweight feel, continuous comfort, and traction underfoot.

Laceless Travel Trainers

Up next is the laceless travel trainer, a notably lightweight and versatile sneaker engineered for the guy on the go. The options from TOMS have naturally breathable canvas uppers in trendy yet neutral hues like forest green, deep navy, gray, and black.

The uppers are contrasted with crisp white outsoles, and molded mesh sock-liners ensure a secure yet flexible fit. You can wear this endlessly comfortable tennis shoe while traveling, out sightseeing, to happy hour, out running errands, and everywhere in between.

Sporty Technical Sneakers

The best part about technical sneakers is that they work with streetwear, athleisure, and athletic apparel. These sporty slip-ons and athletic sneakers are modern and lightweight, with active-inspired elements and dual-density performance outsoles. Not to mention, they are among the best walking sneakers for men with flexibility and comfort.

When you shop the collection of men's technical trainers from TOMS, you'll find weatherized styles with water-resistant canvas and suede uppers. The neutral uppers and contrasting rubber outsole offer just enough interest without compromising versatility. Not only that, but ribbed knit collars and pull tabs make for effortless entry.

Cropped feet view of model wearing a Carlo Sneaker.

Laid-Back Alpargatas

Looking for a casual sneaker for everyday wear? You should definitely consider the Alpargata Terrain style, just one of many men’s casual slip on shoes. Our take on this go-to men's shoe features suede and canvas uppers to ensure dry feet and a contemporary appeal.

With lug-style rubber sole, vulcanized foxing, and patterned treads, you can rely on ultimate traction while venturing outdoors. Elastic gore panels and heel tabs make these laid-back sneakers easy to get on and off, and OrthoLite footbeds offer comfortable cushioning for hours on end.

Our men’s slippers collection has something laid-back as well. The Alpargata Resident is an all new men’s sneaker-slipper hybrid perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

Leather Sneaker Boots

Leather sneaker boots are the ultimate cold-weather footwear for men. This high-top hybrid combines the practicality and warmth of boots with the informality and versatility of trainers. These everyday wear can be styled as dress boot for a going out look with comfort. 

The styles from TOMS feature weatherized leather uppers with water-wicking laces and sneakerized rubber outsoles. Patterned treads keep you steady on slick or wet ground, and our custom vulcanized foxing helps ensure a dry foot. What's more, OrthoLite insoles provide lightweight cushioning and all-day comfort. 

Wear-Everywhere Men's Sneakers from TOMS

Inspired by these versatile, casual men's shoes? You've come to the right place. TOMS carries all the most popular sneaker styles for guys, including slip-ons, lace-ups, low-tops, high-tops, alpargatas, sneaker boots and everything in between.

Shop TOMS sneakers for men today!

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Reviewed By Dan Caves

Dan Caves is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at TOMS and has been operating in the digital space for 6 years, writing about the latest trends or styles and helping brands make bold statements with innovative tactics and creative concepts. He's determined to go all the places, see all the things, and pet all the dogs.