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6 Shoes Everyone Was Talking About at Milan Men’s Fashion Week

From Lego-inspired kicks to chevron soles, these spring ’19 shoes at Milan Men’s Fashion Week last weekend were the talk of the town.

1. Boys’ Toys

At their typically secret, off-schedule show in Milan, Dolce & Gabbana launched brand-new souped-up sneakers. Dubbed Super King, the kicks came in black and white or primary colors with exaggerated sawtooth soles and heels in geometric shapes that looked just like Lego building blocks. Worn on the runway by twinning South Korean models like Jin Woo and Ho Jun, the sneakers will debut on June 22, but are available for preorder on the label’s website, for $945 to $995.

South Koren models like Jin Woo and Ho Jun, dolce and gabbana spring 2019 runway
South Koren models like Jin Woo (L) and Ho Jun.
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dolce and gabbana men's spring 2018 sneakers
Dolce & Gabbana men’s spring ’19 sneakers.
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2. Traffic Stoppers

Former Marni shoe designer Achilles Gabriel has joined forces with Sunnei, and you can see his whimsical touch in the collection’s colored kicks. Sunnei co-founders Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo have also expanded into women’s wear for spring ’19, and Gabriel did similarly bright flatform clogs for the ladies, inspired by old-school ’90s Italian shoe brand Onyx. Some came with chevrons and all are nothing less than traffic-stopping.

Sunnei spring 2019
Sunnei spring ’19.
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Sunnei spring 2019 runway
Sunnei spring ’19.
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3. High Five

Trust Fendi to do the season’s chicest runner sandals. Fastened with utility-style snaps, they came with the brand’s double FF logo or with retro stripes. Socks, now de rigueur for a mandal, provided the pièce de résistance. They spelled out the word “Fendi” with one letter on each toe.

fendi spring 2019 men's runner sandals
Fendi men’s spring ’19 runner sandals.
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fendi spring 2019 men's footwear, runway milan men's fashion week
Fendi spring ’19.
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4. Chainz 2.0

Versace reprised its fall ’18 collaboration with rapper 2Chainz, and the newest Chain Reaction sneakers came with the same chain-linked rubber soles — surprisingly lightweight even though they are inspired by heavy metal jewelry. The new mesh uppers once again featured Versace’s famous Greek Key pattern, plus the word “love” written in braille. Because, for diehard Versace hypebeasts, love is blind.

versace 2 chainz, chain reaction spring 2019 sneakers
Versace x 2 Chainz spring ’19 Chain Reaction sneakers.
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versace 2 chainz, chain reaction spring 2019 sneakers
Chain Reaction spring ’19 sneakers.
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5. Neon Kicks

Fashion has finally caught up with MSGM. Creative director Massimo Giorgetti has been doing punchily colored trainers and slides since he launched his label in 2009. This season’s sneakers came with a juicy kick of acid, while neon runner sandals and track tops (inspired by multivitamin packaging) all added up to a fluoro five a day.

MSGM men's spring 2019
MSGM men’s spring ’19 neon sneakers.
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MSGM spring 2019 men's sandals
MSGM men’s spring ’19 sandals.
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6. A Spring in Every Step

Zegna’s sneakers were an inspired mix of craft and tech, with hand-threaded leather weaves, plus uppers in perforated calfskin recalling mesh or flyknit constructions. Horizontal leather details on soles and heels mirrored the positioning of the air bubble on a certain type of sports shoe — guaranteed to put a sartorial spring in every step.

Ermenegildo Zegna spring 2019 runway pitti uomo
Sneakers from Ermenegildo Zegna’s spring ’19 collection.
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Ermenegildo Zegna spring 2019 runway pitti uomo
Sneakers from Ermenegildo Zegna’s spring ’19 collection.
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