Just for Kicks: 10 Sneakers for Men

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Just for Kicks: 10 Sneakers for Men
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When it comes to shoes, it may seem like men get the short end of the stick. After all, women have a myriad of boots, pumps, wedges, stilettos and even sneakers to choose from. Men enjoy some shoe variety, however, especially when it comes to sneakers. Stick to one or two types of sneakers or keep things fresh by changing your shoe every day of the week. Kick off your shoe makeover with these 10 pairs.

Colorful Sneakers
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Colorful Sneakers

Not all sneakers are created equal when it comes to the color spectrum. Some come in vibrant hues like red, blue, green, yellow and even purple. The next time you want to dress up an outfit, try a splashy color to add pizzazz to an otherwise typical outfit. Match the color to your belt or hat for a more polished look.

Animal Print Sneaker
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Animal Print Sneaker

For the gentlemen who likes to stand out in a crowd, opt for an animal print -- or any printed shoe, for that matter. Leopard print, as pictured, pairs well with primary colors in addition to neutral shades. Try a snake print, zebra pattern or even spotted cow hide.

Embellished Sneaker
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Embellished Sneaker

For a more subtle approach to quirky kicks, opt for a sneaker with a few embellishments. Choose from studs, hand-painted designs, metal details and extra lacing. When wearing embellished sneakers, keep other accessories to a minimum.

High-Top Sneaker
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High-Top Sneaker

Wearing a high-top sneaker is an easy way to infuse extra style into your ensemble. Wear your high tops in a traditional color like black or white, or keep things fresh with colors and prints. High-top sneakers pair well with both shorts and pants.

Classic Tennis Sneaker
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Classic Tennis Sneaker

Every man needs a classic tennis sneaker in his shoe collection. Known for their thick sole and basic lace-up, they look great in a pair of casual jeans or trousers. Wear them to a barbeque, the bar or while running errands.

Skate Sneaker
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Skate Sneaker

The skate sneaker is its own breed, and like running shoes, it is designed with a specific purpose in mind. The shoes typically have substantial lacing for support, a thick slip-resistant rubber sole and loads of padding. Though it's specially crafted for skateboarders, even non-skaters can pair this stylish shoe with their everyday outfits.

Slip-On Sneaker
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Slip-On Sneaker

Second to canines, the slip-on sneaker is a man's best friend. Keep a pair on hand around your house to slip in and out of as needed. They also look laid back and casual with comfortable jeans and a T-shirt or crisp button up.

Cross Trainer Sneaker
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Cross Trainer Sneaker

If you're in any way athletic, the classic cross trainer sneaker is a must-own shoe. Wear them at the gym, during a friendly basketball tournament with the boys or to kickboxing practice. When buying cross trainers, make sure they fit well to prevent injury during exercise.

Running Sneaker
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Running Sneaker

If you're a runner, invest in a sneaker that was designed specifically for running. Running sneakers are typically lighter weight than athletic trainers and are crafted specifically for a runner's foot movements. Wearing a running sneaker instead of a traditional athletic shoe will likely improve your running time.

Hiking Sneaker
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Hiking Sneaker

Rugged men who enjoy mother nature fare well with hiking sneakers. Like running shoes, they're crafted to make hiking easier and more comfortable. Typically, hiking shoes have thicker soles, are made from high-quality material like leather and have gripping on the bottom to prevent slipping.

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