20 ALL-TIME STREET CLASSIC CAMO SNEAKERS FOR MEN AND NEW CLASSICS FOR 2020
The humble sneaker has come a long way from low-tech athletic shoes or "plimsolls" to its contemporary status as an everyday fashion essential.
Brands such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance, and Asics became giants on the strength of exploding sports endorsements throughout the Nineties and via organic 'sneaker culture' born from subcultures like Hip Hop and skateboarding.
Interestingly, it was hip hop that has helped promote military-inspired streetwear and classic camo prints.
Here we list some of the best camo sneakers ever made and some modern classics available for 2020.
1. Adidas Superstar Camo
Arguably the brand that was most influential in bringing sneakers to iconic fashion status. Where would Adidas be without Run D.M.C? Adidas Originals Superstar Graphic Pack is a classic Adidas Superstar with differing camo prints. Our favorite was the B35404 snow camo. These shoes are collectibles now so unless you want to try second-hand retailers, you will have to wait like the rest of us and pray for a re-release.
2. Valentino Garavani Rockrunner Leather Sneakers
Valentino’s Garavani Rockrunner camouflage noir sneaker in fabric and laminated leather features suede and leather overlays, mesh uppers, woven tongue detail, rubber stud details, and a flexible rubber sole. These quality camo sneakers are crafted in Italy.
3. Puma Suede Camo Nero
Puma has come a long way since the company was founded in 1948. Now the third largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, it was perhaps the popularity of the brand with breakdancers in the 1980s that propelled Puma to iconic status in streetwear.
Puma first released ‘The Suede’ back in 1968 with the sole intention of making a great-looking shoe. Subsequent sales suggest they more than achieved that. Still, as cool as they were in 1968, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic like this one. Like the Adidas, a pair of Pumas with this particular camo print is difficult to find.
4. Nike Air Force 1 '07 LV8
Designed back in 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 is arguably the most classic Nike sneaker. It has permeated street culture for decades and continues to be a fashion staple thanks to clean lines, strong midsoles and new and classic colorways in low-top, mid-top and high-top styles. The Nike Airforce 1 is one classic that is available in 2019, and the brand has recently relaunched in a range of refreshed camo prints.
5. Tom's TRVL LITE Low Sneakers
Tom’s design and sells shoes based on the Argentine ‘alpargata’ (rope-soled canvas footwear). The TRVL LITE is a super lightweight sneaker featuring the lightest outsole Tom’s has ever made. They have a molded cork covered footbed for superior comfort, unique ultra-lightweight custom compound cupsole, a wave-patterned tread with high slip-resistance and a well padded sole.
When you purchase a pair of Tom’s shoes there is also a feel-good factor. Founder of Toms, Texan entrepreneur, Blake Mycoskie will match every pair of Toms purchased with a donation of a pair to a child in need.
6. Hugo Boss Gym Run Trainers
Hugo Boss is a premium German fashion label for men with an interesting military history. Founded in 1924 by Hugo Boss, the brand originally focused on military uniforms.
You can probably guess whom they were making military uniforms for around that time in Germany. That's right, the Nazis. After World War II and Hugo Boss's death, the brand changed its focus from uniforms to men's suits.
These camouflage canvas sneakers feature a casual lace-up finish, contrasting clean sole, comfortable insole, and leather heel panel.
7. Nobull Men's Training Shoes
NoBull’s Men’s Trainers are probably the most versatile kicks on this list due to being lightweight, flexible and durable for the gym or the street. The upper of the Trainer features a seamless one-piece construction of SuperFabric, a breathable and abrasion resistant material.
The outsole lug pattern was designed for multi-environment usage with the right blend of flexibility, traction, and support. Run, climb, slide, grind, lift....these kicks have you covered.
8. Adidas Originals Men's NMD XR1 Running Shoe
Released in December last year, Adidas NMD XR1's are a fusion of urban style and running-inspired design. The stretchy mesh upper is made from twisted two-tone yarn, giving the upper a textured look. EVA inserts cushion your steps, while Boost keeps energy coming when you need it. Believe us when we say the NMD_R1 shoes are comfortable. They feel like a pair of cushioned socks.
9. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Ii Reflective Camo
The Chuck Taylor is probably the most iconic shoe in the world. Converse started making an early basketball shoe in 1917 and redesigned it in 1922, when American basketballer and salesman Chuck Taylor asked the company to create a better shoe with more support and flexibility.
Fast forward a century and Chuck Taylors are a streetwear staple, with the brand now owned by Nike. This shoe has been released in hundreds of different styles including several types of camo prints. Reflective camo released in 2016 was one of the best ever and at time of press a few sizes are still available on Amazon.
10. Volcom Mens Hi Fi Vulcanized Fashion Shoe Skate
Volcom Hi Fi’s are exceptionally durable having been designed to survive the rigours of skateboarding. These shoes have been ‘vulcanized’ - a process where the rubber has been hardened for toughness.
The Hi Fi’s feature a synthetic sole, molded rubber toe cap, thinly padded tongue and collar and a grippy gum rubber outsole. If you don’t mind a period of wearing in these might be the longest lasting shoes on this list.