Ditch Your Oppressive Dress Shoes & Wear These Formal-Friendly Sneakers Instead

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As a man, when you wear a formal outfit, there are not many choices in footwear. I have found myself stuck in a few different pairs of formal shoes for so many events and frankly, I hate it. They are restrictive shoes that offer little to no support and are usually not breathable at all, so my feet are trapped in uncomfortable shoes for the sake of the rest of my outfit.

Luckily for all of us, it is getting more acceptable to wear sneakers and more casual shoes with a formal ensemble. Of course, that does not mean you can or should wear any old sneakers to a nice event. There are shoes that walk the line between being formal-friendly and still maintaining a more casual and trendy look perfect for these situations. So, if you want to free yourself from wearing oppressive dress shoes, check out the list below of the best sneakers to wear with a formal outfit.

SUAVS Classic Sneaker

If you want the perfect balance between casual comfort and chic style, the SUAVS Classic Sneaker is 100% the right option. With a breathable mesh texture and a flexible rubber sole, the shoes don’t sacrifice any comfort for coolness. However, with the clean design, all-white color and non-creasing design, the shoes fit perfectly with a pair of khakis or slacks just as they do with a pair of jeans. I love the shoes so much that I wear them myself for both everyday outfits and nicer ensembles.

Buy SUAVS Classic Sneaker at SUAVS, $120

Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

The first casual sneaker everyone thinks of for formal outfits is without question, the Adidas Stan Smith

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