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The Best Monochromatic Sneakers for Men, According to Stylish Guys

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Wearing sneakers every day (even to work) is normal for many guys by now. But not every guy is ready or willing to dip into the latest sneaker trends: fashionably ugly silhouettes, chunky soles and lots of color and pattern mixing. Monochrome sneakers, however (those with matching soles as well as those with classic white, black, or gum soles), go with everything you already own, making getting dressed everyday quick and easy.

But because they’re so minimal — like a simple white T-shirt or pair of chinos — the design has to be on point. That’s why we talked to a couple stylish experts about their favorite monochromatic shoes (and added a few of our own favorites).

The Best Monochrome Black Sneakers

Men’s Stylist Donnell Baldwin of Mr. Baldwin Style swears by classic Chuck Taylors for their versatility and for how they look better with wear. “I have all-black Chuck Taylors and they go with everything in my wardrobe. They’re one of the only sneakers that have remained relevant throughout the years, have never gone out of style, still go with everything and even when they get beat to hell, they’re even more amazing.”

For something a little sleeker these pale aqua leather low tops do the job of a traditional lace up derby shoe just much lighter and more comfortable.

For something that walks the line between a sleek dress sneaker, a nostalgic nod to the ’90s, and a chunky-soled pair of fashion kicks, these from Eytys are a great bet.

For something a little less chunky and less expensive too, pick up a pair of Reebok classics.

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