Sandro is one of those Parisian labels that balances precision cuts and high-end materials with a touch of minimalism that many French brands are known for. While designer sneakers aren't the sort of item every guy will have in his closet, we'd be remiss to deny the simplistic appeal that German Army Trainer-inspired kicks from designers like Maison Martin Margiela have on us. The right kind of expensive sneaker relies on a familiar silhouette, but takes it up a notch with the details. What makes this Sandro sneaker stand out is that they've reinterpreted the Sk8-Hi from Vans, a timeless shoe for skaters and everyone who's appreciated California culture, and done it up in 100% calfskin leather with suede trim. Is it a wardrobe essential? Definitely not. But it could be a worthy splurge for guys looking for that unique piece to upgrade their style.
$425, by Sandro