27 best K-Swiss sneakers

Based on reviews from 15,237 users. Learn how our rankings work or see our guide to K-Swiss sneakers. Updated May 2020.

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    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

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  • Leather

    Leather is considered by some as an upgrade over canvas. This is the kind of material that gives sneakers more durability, protection, and sophistication. Many of the most popular leather shoes are variations of the original models that were previously made of mesh or canvas. See *leather sneakers*

    Canvas

    The material that is originally designed for sneakers. Back then, canvas was sought after as it was durable, flexible, and extremely lightweight. Today, sneakers made of canvas are wide-ranging as they are normally affordable with plenty of options where style and versatility go. See *canvas sneakers*

    Suede

    Suede kicks are covered with a fibrous version of animal leather giving its users shoes with a softer and more luxurious finish. These footwear provide more durability but considered disadvantageous as it attracts water and dirt easily. Suede sneakers are typically worn during Spring and Winter as many found this modish while providing warmth for the chilly days. See *suede sneakers*

    Mesh

    The most common of all materials used in sneakers or shoes of all kinds. Whether it's a performance shoe or a lifestyle shoe, mesh is a most coveted material. It is durable, breathable, and is one of the reasons why a shoe is reasonably-priced.

    Knit

    At the forefront of technological innovation is knit. It offers breathability, sophistication, durability, and lightness that is not found in other materials. It is arguably the best material found in the upper of a sneaker.

    Rubber Sole

    The tried and tested outsole material of practically all shoes. It brings a nice mix of cushioning, durability, and impact protection.

    Vulc Sole

    The skaters' bestfriend is known for its flexible and soft nature for better board feel. Sneakers with vulcanized sole are ideal for skating for just a casual walk around town.

    Gum Sole

    Also known as crepe soles, gum soles are sought by sneaker fans for their hot or edgy look while bringing in a ton of grip on slippery conditions. It is also more durable than regular rubber soles.

    Cup Sole

    Cup soles are basically the regular rubber variety but with more height on the side walls that allow the rubber to "cup" the upper part of the shoe. The design offers better support during movement.
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  • Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

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    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

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  • Breathable

    Although breathability is subjective, it is safe to say that shoes that are mainly made of mesh or has perfortations are particularly superb in providing optimum ventilation. Breathable shoes are sought after as they help prevent users from developing blisters or having a slipper feet. Sneakers with good ventilation also enable sneaker fans from using their shoes sockless without fear of having a smelly feet. See *breathable sneakers*

    Orthotic-friendly

    Fit is highly personal and a shoe that is Orthotic-friendly raises this feature to a different level. Sneakers with removable insoles allow the user to be more comfortable and also give a more "customized" support based on usage. Across all brands, Orthotic-friendly shoes are found at an affordable price and in stylish designs. See *orthotic-friendly sneakers*

    Vegan

    Vegan sneakers are generally produced using methods and materials that do not involve experimentation on animals, which make them technically cruelty-free. Ideally, all sections of a vegan sneaker – from its upper down to its sole composition, including the ingredients used in the assembly of the shoe, such as adhesives -- are free of any traces of animal parts and animal by-products. See *vegan sneakers*

    Waterproof

    Style never goes out even during the rainy season. Sneakers made of waterproof material is quickly becoming a must-have, particularly for people on the go. Waterproof sneakers prevent water from seeping into the shoe and help keep the foot warm and dry.

    Reflective

    Sneakers with reflective materials are now sought by many. Although shoes of this type are not as important as those used for running, these kind of sneakers are also needed by sneaker fans for safety, particularly while going out at night.
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  • Dad

    Also dubbed as ugly shoes or turbo trainers, dad sneakers are chunky footwear inspired by the rubber shoes our fathers strutted in the 80s and 90s. These kicks feature massive soles adding few inches to the wearers' heights, with a thick and well-padded upper for ultra-comfortable strides, and often finished with curvy lines, patterns, and striking colors for flashier charm. See *Dad sneakers*

    Classic

    In the sneaker world, classic is the name of the game. The older the shoe is, the more it is sought-after by sneaker fans. Classic sneakers are basically the original models with very little or almost no changes since they were released years ago. Fans of classic sneakers can have their fill as the choices are so many and they vary in price, style, and design. See *classic sneakers*

    Platform

    Oversized and thick soles best describe platform sneakers. Specifically, sneakers within this category are outfitted with at least 1” sole. *Puma Thunder Spectra* and *Balenciaga Triple S Trainers* are the widely popular models of this category. The trend started and continues to be a hit among women, but has recently caught the attention of men as well. See *platform sneakers*

    Retro

    These are sneakers that are initially released in the past, preferably a decade ago, and eventually resurrected due to its popularity. These re-released sneakers are now assembled with modern materials though their constructions lie close to the original model. Some of the most famous lines capitalizing on this trend come from the Jordan series as well as the Air Max, New Balance 990, Adidas EQT lines to name a few. See *retro sneakers*
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    • Boost

      Adidas' most popular cushioning technology, BOOST utilizes the TPU(thermoplastic polyurethane) in the midsole that offers superior energy return and impact absorption to wearers. Many of Adidas' classic sneakers are now featuring this sophisticated midsole tech.

      Primeknit

      Adidas fuses its own technology on ordinary fabric to create a flexible, yet long lasting upper. This material is renowned for enhancing the comfort and and fit of sneakers in Adidas collection.

      Adiprene

      A midsole cushioning tech that provides efficient shock absorption in the forefoot and heel. An enhanced version is also available, called the AdiPRENE+.

      Joyride

      The Nike Joyride is a cushioning technology that uses thousands of strategically positioned small TPE beads in the midsole. These beads arrange themselves around the foot for a unique underfoot experience. As the foot strikes the ground, the beads experience multi-directional displacement to absorb the impact while maximizing the energy return.

      Lunarlon

      The Nike Lunarlon is a lightweight cushioning technology that was inspired by the manner on how astronauts bounce on the moon. This tech provides spring-like cushioning to its wearers and distributes impact across the foot. This shock-absorbing technology is used in many of Nike's performance sneakers, such as basketball, tennis, skateboarding, running, and training.

      Flyknit

      The top of the line upper material of Nike that is made of micro-engineered knit for lightweight, durable, and form-fitting fit. Sneakers with Flyknit uppers are some of the most comfortable shoes around.

      ComfyCush

      One of Vans' latest tech that is launched to improve the comfort and support of the old classics. Most of Vans' iconic shoes now offer this midsole and outsole tech for an even better sneaker experience.

      UltraCush

      Vans' DNA as a skating brand is not lost despite their classics being used as a lifestyle wear than usual skating. For loyal Vans fans, the UltraCush HD for sockliners brings more protection without sacrificing board feel from the brand's top of the line sneakers.
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      • Sping

        These are sneakers that are normally durable, versatile, and are usually stylish due to the spring-like vibrant colors. There's a wide variety of options for those who wish to travel in Spring as the choices for breathable and comfortable sneakers are just as easily available. Considering that Spring sneakers are some of the most affordable and versatile on the market, it's no wonder they are a dime dozen for everyone. See *spring sneakers*

        Summer

        These must-cop kicks for the warm season are typically made of durable, lightweight, and breathable materials that will lessen its wearer's chance of having smelly or sweaty feet. Generally covered with brightly colored hues, these heat-busting footwear will surely suit the intense heat of the sun while keeping the user's overall ensemble on-point for the summer. See *summer sneakers*

        Winter

        Still retaining its street-style look, these winter-ready sneakers will undoubtedly keep its wearers feeling comfortable and toasty even when the temperature is way below the freezing point. These kicks are commonly loaded with innovative fabrics, lining, and right technologies designed to retain heat aiding its wearers to survive the sub-zero temperature. Also, some brands add grippy lugs on its flexible outsole for wearers to endure the slushy, slippery terrains. See *winter sneakers*
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        A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

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        • Slip-on

          Sneakers that can be quickly put on or removed and usually possess an upper with a fused tongue with matching elastic accents to keep the shoe in place. Some shoes with straps, toggle laces, and waterproofed iterations in a bootie construction exclude them almost naturally from being called slip-ons. Most major brands contain at least one slip-on in their catalog while a few like Vans and Keds capitalize on the trend.

          Lace-up

          Easily the most common and popular type of closure in sneakers. The use of laces allow the user a more customized fit and hold. It is for this reason that lace-up shoes are extremely popular and versatile.

          Strap

          Sneaker fans who value convenience find these shoes perfect for their needs. For those who are always on the go, sneakers with straps as closure are a must have. Previously coming almost exclusively in white, different brands now offer this kind of shoes in a multitude of colorways for versatility when it comes to style.
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          1. K-Swiss ST329 CMF - Black/White/Black
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            K-Swiss ST329 CMF - Black/White/Black
            K-Swiss ST329 CMF - White/Black/Silver
            K-Swiss ST329 CMF - Black/Ice
            K-Swiss ST329 CMF - Black
            K-Swiss ST329 CMF - White/Navy/Red
            $75 $42 Save 44%
          2. K-Swiss Classic VN - White/Black/Gum
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            K-Swiss Classic VN - White/Black/Gum
            K-Swiss Classic VN - White Ribbon Red Classic Blue
            K-Swiss Classic VN - Camo/White
            K-Swiss Classic VN - Classic Blue White Red
            K-Swiss Classic VN - White/White
            $65 $35 Save 46%
          3. K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF - White Mahogany Neutral Gray
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            K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF - White Mahogany Neutral Gray
            K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF - Black/Biscuit/Dark Gum
            K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF - Classic Blue White Black
            K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF - White/Poseidon
            K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF - White Classic Blue Red
            $55 $33 Save 40%
          4. K-Swiss Court Smash - White/navy
          5. K-Swiss Gen-K Icon Knit - White/White
          6. K-Swiss Aeronaut - Black
          7. K-Swiss Clean Court CMF - Bianco White Gull Gray 131
          8. K-Swiss Court Frasco - Blue
          9. K-Swiss Classic 88 - Black/Black
          10. K-Swiss ST529 - Black/Fiery Red
            $75 $42 Save 44%
          11. K-Swiss Baxter - White/Classic Blue/Navy
            $80 $23 Save 71%
          12. K-Swiss Bridgeport II - Navy
          13. K-Swiss Classic 88 Knit - White-brown-blue
          14. K-Swiss Arvee 1.5 - Black Blac White Gunmetal 040
          15. K-Swiss Donovan - Dark Shadow White
            $75 $48 Save 36%
          16. K-Swiss Heritage Light L  - White/Navy/Red
          17. K-Swiss Aero Trainer T - Covert Green Rainy Day
          18. K-Swiss Classic 88 Sport - Black/White
          19. K-Swiss Court Classico - White Off White
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          21. K-Swiss Hoke CMF - Limoges/Chili Pepper/White
          22. K-Swiss Quick Court CMF - Majolica Blue White
          23. K-Swiss Court Pro II T CMF - White/Black/White
            $55 $33 Save 40%
          24. K-Swiss Tubes Millennia CMF - Black/Castlerock
            $80 $35 Save 56%
          25. K-Swiss Gen-K Icon - Black/White
            $85 $38 Save 55%
          26. K-Swiss District - Blue
            $65 $19 Save 71%
          27. K-Swiss Classico Sport - White Black Off White
            $130 $116 Save 11%

          K-Swiss Sneakers

          K-Swiss is one of those companies that has steadily been a relative part of the shoe culture for a long time, despite the dominance of its household name competitors. One may not recall any aggressive marketing campaign from the company, aside from a few athletes and celebrities listed as its endorsers. In fact, for at least two decades since its inception, K-Swiss focused on getting recognition via word of mouth and avoided any advertisements. Instead, the company believed in its footwear's performance and trendy designs to make up for the lack of media exposure. With the help of those qualities, K-Swiss sneakers were able to secure their relevance.

          More than half a century later since its existence, K-Swiss has ingratiated itself into one of the enduring brands in the sneaker industry. Thanks to its consistency of delivering artistic designs and notable support features, it has become an indispensable part of the tennis sneaker fiefdom and more recently, lifestyle sneakers. Below are some of the remarkable K-Swiss sneakers divided by classification.

          Classification of K-Swiss Shoes

          Best K-Swiss Sneakers
          Best K-Swiss Sneakers - May 2019

          Footwear Active

          These are the collection of K-Swiss sneakers that is best suited for training or gym workouts. Price range starts from below $50. As for the size, the trainers are available in US men’s from 6.5 to 15. For women, sizes are offered from 5 to 11. Listed below are few examples of the best-rated trainers for the brand.

          • ST329 CMF– This is a modern rendition of the original tennis K-Swiss sneaker, and has since been considered as a cult-classic. Built to last, this training shoe is packed with support features to ensure optimal performance. Offered for both men and women, with over a dozen variations of colorways, and design nuances, it is reasonable to think that this is the brand's premier trainers.
          • Tubes Infinity CMF – Style-forward looks with unmatched comfort defines these trainers. Designed for active lifestyles, this shoe has a mesh upper and reengineered cushioning technology system which garnered acclaim from its wearers.
          • ST429The limited-edition ST429 exhibits a flamboyant colorway, and available for women only. The shoe’s innovative overlays, mesh panels, and premium memory footbed contributes to its impressive support and comfort.
          • Gen-K Icon – A K-Swiss shoe line that displays a contemporary silhouette that looks excellent for a new class of entrepreneurs and up-and-comers who are driven by style and success. The EVA outsole has been consistently utilized for this collection.
          • Aeronaut – Sports performance combined with a street-style design is definitely an ongoing theme not just for K-Swiss sneakers but all brands. The easy to style Aeronaut shoe is no different. Its design has been meticulously crafted to provide the eye-pleasing aesthetic and supreme support features. Overall, it is an excellent choice for an everyday sneaker, because of its athleisure looks and dynamic comfort.

          Classic

          Many of the marquee footwear companies regard their collection of classic shoes as the crowning jewel of their brand. In the case of K-Swiss sneakers, there are some notable models that surpassed the test of time and continues to be a part of the lifestyle culture since its inception. For this category, the price of the shoes starts from $50. US men's sizes are offered from 6 to 15, while women can avail theirs from 5 to 12.

          • Classic 88 – One of the first K-Swiss shoes, which was introduced in the 60s. Its simplistic silhouette has an enduring appeal and has been on production up to this date. For casual wearers and fans of the brand, there aren't many reasons why anyone cannot consider owning a timeless and comfortable shoe like the Classic 88.
          • Classic VN – K-Swiss refers to the Classic VN as the brand's signature shoe, the ultimate classic. This vintage product was being utilized for tennis, but its casual version has been a staple on the shoe shelves for many people. Many of its colorways are monochromatic, which grants a pristine and distinct appearance. The Classic series is arguably the most integral part of the K-Swiss sneakers collection.
          • Hoke CMF – A classic tennis-inspired casual shoe that works best for day-to-day wear. It bears some resemblances to the other K-Swiss products appearance-wise, but its affordable price makes it stand out for those who are on a budget. In general, K-Swiss sneakers are budget-friendly.
          • Classic 66 – This shoe has been a part of heritage American tennis due to its innovative support features. Since its introduction to the public, the Classic has gone through some nuances in material and silhouette, but still maintaining its trademark and timeless aesthetics. This model is one of the K-Swiss sneakers that has multiple collaborations under its name.
          • Court Frasco – The Court Frasco from K-Swiss exhibits a high-style look with a design that is based on K-Swiss' tennis heritage. Its details boast a fashion-forward element, elevating the classic looks with modern sophistication. Many wearers are fond of this sneaker due to its style, comfort, and a very agreeable price.

          Style

          K-Swiss shoes have a variety of offerings for those who are aiming to be modernly fashionable. Aside from the eye-catching trendy designs and impressive support, many of its footwear are affordable. To be specific, customers can buy some K-Swiss sneakers for below $50. Sizes available for US men's are from 6 to 15. Women's sizes start from 5 to 12. Listed below are a few K-Swiss sneakers that amassed positive feedback from its users.

          • Baxter – The eye-catching Baxter has a striking contrasting color scheme, which are more than enough to create a heightened visual interest. This is an example of those K-Swiss sneakers that is labeled as a classic athletic shoe.
          • High Court – These kicks gives off a luxurious feel due to its fine stitching and leather upper. Handcrafted in Portugal, the High Court is a great addition to anyone’s arsenal because of its clean and elegant appearance.
          • Dani – Another one of K-Swiss shoes that is court-inspired. This low-top Dani boasts a touch of feminine details and street-worthy qualities. Offered in light colors, this shoe has captured the attention of women everywhere because of its modest and pristine design. 
          • ST529 – This casual footwear is the latest evolution of the brand’s original Classic tennis shoe. Aside from its contemporary design, its dynamic support features of the ST529 ensures comfort with each step. K-Swiss sneakers seem to always have that tennis heritage embedded into its models.
          • Nova Court – Built for the modern lifestyle, this shoe has a contemporary minimalistic look with some subtle classic particulars. The asymmetrical perforations on the lateral midfoot area give a degree of distinction to its low-profile design.

          Tennis

          K-Swiss takes pride on its tennis heritage. Its brand-defining product, the Classic, is the brand’s first sneaker, which is designed for playing tennis. Due to its success, many of the K-Swiss sneakers have been inspired by this vintage footwear. As the company strives to strengthen its presence on the tennis landscape, here are some models that solidify its association with the sport.      

          • Knitshot – Utilizing the best available cutting-edge materials, the Knitshop is designed for playability and comfort. This tennis shoe is best suited for those who have a very aggressive playing style, as it can withstand and support the complex movements needed on the court.
          • Hypercourt Express – Performance and comfort are the inspiration for the Hypercourt Express. It exhibits a lightweight construction and some of K-Swiss’ signature technologies on its soles to appease wearers on any surface.
          • Court Smash – While this shoe also showcases a few of the brand’s trademark tech, what makes this tennis shoe special is its budget-friendly price. The neutral colors on this shoe and the simple design seems to be appealing to some users.

          Trademark Technologies

          Most of the shoe brands have its own set of technologies to enhance or boost their products. K-Swiss is no different. Listed below are some of the brand’s technologies and its corresponding function. Also noted are a few K-Swiss sneakers that has the specified tech.

          Comfort Memory Foam (CMF) – K-Swiss signature footbed which ensures optimal all-day comfort. A handful of K-Swiss sneakers have the CMF attached to their names. Examples of K-Swiss shoes that has the CMF are ST329 CMF, Hoke CMF, and Court Pro II CMF

          Tubes – Utilizing tubular structures, K-Swiss produced its own dynamic cushioning concept. A shoe line was launched to introduce the tech to the public. Tubes Infinity, Tubes Millenia, and Tubes 151 are some of the K-Swiss sneakers that have the Tubes.

          DragGuard – Carefully placed in the high wear parts of the heel and toe, it offers superb abrasion-resistance. DragGuard is present on these K-Swiss sneakers: Ultrashot, Ultrascendor, and Bigshot Light

          Flow Cool System – An upper construction that offers impressive breathability while also delivering essential support and protection. Flow Cool System is utilized in the following shoes, the BladeLight and Blade Foot Run.

          GuideGlide – An exceptional midsole construction which helps to align the foot to the center, providing a more stable wear. These K-Swiss products make full use of the GuideGlide: Knitshot, Hypercourt Express, and Ultrashot.

          K-Eva – Midsole tech that grants supreme cushioning and durability. K-Eva is consistently used on the Aeronaut series.

          Aosta – A high-density rubber outsole which is designed for high-level durability and traction on various court surface. Shoes like the Functional and Infinite Function are made better with the inclusion of Aosta rubber on its outsole.

          Collaborations

          Collaborations are an integral aspect of promoting and elevating the stature of any shoe brand. It is a fusion of ideas and concept between the sneaker company and a well-known figure, usually an artist, celebrity, athlete, or in some instances, an apparel company. K-Swiss was able to made a few notable collaborations that further embellishes its prestige. Below are some classic K-Swiss sneakers which have been reiterated with modern features, that matches well with today’s fashion lifestyle.

          DNCE

          DNCE is a multi-platinum selling band that consists of 4 members. Each of them represents classic K-Swiss footwear that are updated with their own concepts .

          Gen-K Icon Knit “Come Find Me” DNCE with Joe Jonas – Jonas is the frontman of the band and its most prominent member. The K-Swiss x DNCE Gen-K Icon Knit is about contrast. A striking combination of black and a pinch of red which pays homage to the band’s trademark look.

          Classic VN “Disco Kicks” DNCE with JinJoo Lee – Lee is the guitarist of the band. The K-Swiss x DNCE Classic VN is built for fun and function. Making a nod to this collaboration, the DNCE’s trademark colors accentuate the brand logo on its tongue and heel tab.

          ST329 “Everybody” DNCE with Cole Whittle – Whittle is the bass player of the band. The K-Swiss x ST329 DNCE is a reimagination of a classic sneaker that exhibits a dominant white color, and still has the features of quality support and cushioning of the original.

          Irvine T “The Lawless” DNCE with Jack Lawless – Lawless is the drummer of the band. The K-Swiss x DNCE Irvine T has the aesthetic of an everyday go-to sneaker but also has a touch of distinction. D-ring loops adorns the lacing while the gum toe box offers durability.

          A Bathing Ape

          A Bathing Ape is a Japanese apparel brand founded in 1993 by Nigo. One of its secondary line, the AAPE by A Bathing Ape, made a collaborative sneaker with K-Swiss. One of the best K-Swiss sneakers, the Classic ’66, got revamped by having a camouflage pattern with A Bathing Ape branding across the heel.

          UBIQ

          UBIQ is a Philadelphia-based sneaker shop that has a track record of partnering up with lesser-known brands. Gstaad is one of the first K-Swiss sneakers which is built for playing on the court. The UBIQ x K-Swiss Gstaad is offered limitedly in two tonal colorways.

          Gary Vaynerchuk

          This kind of collaboration is rather unconventional. As mentioned above, collaborations are usually with athletes, celebrities, apparel companies, or artists. Vaynerchuk is none of those. He is an entrepreneur. To top it off, there are two K-Swiss sneakers under his name, the GaryVee 001 and GaryVee 002. While some are not sold on this type of collaboration for now, maybe this will be a trend in the future.

          Carrots by Anwar Carrots

          Anwar Carrot was the creative mind behind the Los Angeles streetwear brand Peas & Carrots International. The label is famous for its pop graphic shirts that have a cult following. Popular lifestyle websites such as Complex and Hypebeast covered its products, adding to the brand’s exposure. Eventually, Carrots started his own label, named Carrots by Anwar Carrots.

          Classic 66 Japan is one of those vintage K-Swiss sneakers that has displays a monochromatic color scheme. The brand teamed up with Anwar Carrots for a collaborative work to make the Carrots x K-Swiss Made and Japan Classic 66.  This sneaker takes a modest approach between elegant styling and streetworthy attributes. 

          How to clean K-Swiss shoes

          Essentially everyone loves wearing sneakers, but that enthusiasm may not apply when it comes to cleaning or maintenance. Those light and assorted colors pose a challenge to look dirt-free, but with a little bit of effort and knowledge, anyone may have the means to preserve the beauty of one’s favorite pairs. Below are a few tips and instructions on how to clean K-Swiss shoes.

          Before wearing those brand-new K-Swiss sneakers on the street, it is a feasible option to waterproof them first. Purchase a Carbon Protecting Spray and coat those pairs two up to three times. Not only it will provide a degree of protection against moisture, but it also hinders the dirt from penetrating deep into the shoe’s exterior. Additionally, waterproofing makes cleaning the K-Swiss sneakers much easier.

          Shoes getting dirty is almost inevitable, especially for those that are used outdoors. If the K-Swiss sneakers are already dirty, here are the steps on how to properly clean them.

          1. Remove the laces.

          This is the easiest part of the shoe to clean. Put it on the washing machine and let them air dry. This will work on most instances but if there are lingering dirt, brushing it carefully will do the trick.

          2. Be knowledgeable of the materials on the shoe.

          The upper part of the K-Swiss sneakers are usually consists of real leather, synthetic leather, or canvas. Canvas is easy to identify, but for the leathers, the sense of touch and smell needs to be used. Synthetic leather feels rigid and has a chemical smell. The real leather feels soft and has a distinct smell.

          3. Stuff the K-Swiss sneakers with tissues or paper towels.

          It is paramount to not use any paper that has any sort of print as it may blemish the shoes.

          4. Start cleaning the shoes.

          Leather K-Swiss sneakers: Use cleaning wipes as much as possible because the leather can dry out over time and will become sturdy. Once the shoes are clean and dry, polish them with the color that matches it.

          Canvas K-Swiss kicks: Use a generic toothbrush soaked in shoe cleaner solution. Gently scrub until the dirt or stain is gone.

          Suede K-Swiss shoes: Using a suede gum, wipe off the dirt and grease stains. Avoid the suede gum from getting wet as much as possible. But, if there are stubborn stains, slightly soaked the suede in a shoe detergent with water, and start scrubbing gently. The shoe must be dried by using a microfiber cloth.

          5. Drying the K-Swiss shoes.

          Never let the K-Swiss sneakers be dried under the sun as it will speed up the oxidation process. Oxidation will turn shoes’ color into yellow. Though it is bound to happen for all sneakers, everyone wants to delay it as much as possible.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          How did they come up with the name K-Swiss?

          During the 60s, kids from Europe spelled California with a K, instead of C. The founders Ernest and Art Brunner used the initial and added their nationality, thus conceptualizing a unique and catchy brand name. It also embodies the fusion of the lifestyle look of the US and the Swiss heritage of its founders.

          Does K-Swiss also have great offerings for women?

          Definitely. Most of the brand’s bestsellers are available for both men and women. Some trendy K-Swiss sneakers are specifically designed for women only, and many of those have received positive remarks.    

          What is the price range of K-Swiss sneakers?

          For most of the models, it starts from more or less $50 up to $180. Even for its signature K-Swiss sneakers, the price tag appears to be reasonably priced. It might be worth it to check the official website at times because it offers various products at a discounted rate. Some find the brand to be a better alternative to some of the more popular labels because of its wallet-friendly offerings.   

          Are there any recommended K-Swiss shoes for those who have wide feet?

          There is a Wide Style category on the brand’s official site. There are a good number of K-Swiss sneakers that is made for both men and women under this collection.

          What is the most popular shoe line of K-Swiss?

          K-Swiss recognizes the Classic shoe line its signature collection. With dozens of reiterations and collaborations over the years, it is easy to tell that by far, it is the brand’s crowning glory.

          What is the Generation-K Campaign all about?

          It is a collaboration in 2017 between the brand and young entrepreneurs, namely Anwar Carrots, Coco & Breezy, Karen Civil, and Elliot Tebele. This campaign aims to promote the new “hero” sneakers, which are Icon Knit, Court Frasco, and Icon 66.

          Who owns K-Swiss?

          The footwear company was acquired in 2013 South Korean company named E-land World Ltd for about $170 million.

          What is the inspiration behind the viral commercial K-Swiss MFCEO?

          In 2011, veteran comedy actor Danny Mcbride starred in the promotional videos for the K-Swiss Tubes and K-Swiss Blades. He reprised his character Kenny Powers, the foul-mouthed and obnoxious former athlete in the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down. Powers has a wild succession of ideas to promote the shoes. The majority loved the randomness and the overall fun of the commercial. Some even commented that this kind of marketing should be considered when advertising other K-Swiss sneakers.

          8 best K-Swiss sneakers

          1. K-Swiss Baxter
          2. K-Swiss ST329 CMF
          3. K-Swiss Court Pro II CMF
          4. K-Swiss Court Pro II T CMF
          5. K-Swiss Classic VN
          6. K-Swiss Donovan
          7. K-Swiss Court Smash
          8. K-Swiss Gen-K Icon Knit
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          Danny McLoughlin
          Danny McLoughlin

          Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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