The Tuesday Steal: Save 30 Percent on these Stylish Men’s Leather Sneakers from FRYE

Best men's leather sneakers for summer.

As we roll right into the summer months, maybe you’ve come to a certain realization as you ponder your shoe closet: It could perhaps use a new pair of stylish men’s sneakers, the kind that are versatile enough to tackle just about anything in these increasingly laidback times. The key word there: Stylish. Another key word? Versatile. And that’s where one of the brands making your favorite leather boots can help you out in a pleasingly different way.

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Northeast-based FRYE, best known for making some of the best spring Chelsea boots and plenty of rugged leather lace-up boots, applies that same sense of quality and craftsmanship to its leather sneakers, and things just get better from there. How so? Well, for starters, the FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers are 30 percent off right now at the FRYE Summer Sale, a deal that’s not to be missed (and a perfect option for today’s Tuesday Steal). That drops them below $140, from nearly $200 — not bad, right?

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Accordingly, the FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers are a pair of high-quality, heritage-minded, classic men’s sneakers that touch on the same hallmarks as the century-old FRYE legacy, all the way bringing a distinctive change of pace from more typical summer kicks (like white leather or canvas lace-ups). The key here in terms of a stylistic change of pace is the full-grain brush-off antiqued black leather, which boasts a handsome burnished quality — not unlike some of the best men’s leather boots from FRYE, right?

The padded tongue and collar inject deliver all-day comfort, which is key if you want versatile, all-day sneakers. To wit: The handsome leather of the FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers makes them a pair of subtly refined kicks you can wear to the office with plenty of business casual looks, like dark blue jeans, a white Oxford shirt and a lightweight navy blazer.

Naturally, you can also rock the FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers with something more casually edgy, like olive chinos and your favorite short-sleeve henley. And springy PORON footbeds give the FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers a ton of comfort for that critical sunrise-to-sunset wearability we all need these days. I’ll remind you once more: These high-quality men’s leather sneakers are 30 percent off right now, and that’s a deal worth shopping early and often.


See Now, Buy Now: Throw On These Vans Authentic Sneakers For Classic Summer Style

The coolest summer sneakers are yours for the taking.

How crucial is it at this juncture of the summer that you’re still wearing some of the best sneakers for men? Put simply, it’s still very, very critical indeed.  The dog days of summer are well and truly upon us, and if you’re not dressed the right way in summer style essentials (say, with lightweight chinos and your favorite slub polo up top, and the best sneakers down below), then you’re going to start feeling it — instantly. Make no mistake, we’ve talked about how to wear chukka boots during the summer months as well, but the Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers shown here are assuredly the way to go the rest of the time (or, most of the  time!).These classic sneakers pay homage to the original Vans factory in Anaheim (where they originally went by the No. 44 Deck Shoe), and they celebrate the brand’s longevity, too.

Heck, you’ve probably had a pair of Vans sneakers in your wardrobe since … middle school? High school? Guilty as charged here. You see, you can’t put a premium on the best sneakers for summer — they tend to work with everything, they offer up classic, casual style in spades, and they’re perfect for throwing on at a moment’s notice. Hence, the Vans Authentic Sneakers you see above — talk about a classic pair of sneakers for summer, am I right?

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Low-profile casual sneakers to wear through plenty of summer’s remaining days.

Still with me on this? Good. The best men’s sneakers to buy right now, as you’ve probably gathered, are affordable, durable and made to go just about anywhere. For me, the coolest thing about Vans sneakers is probably the stories you can tell as you wear them more and more each summer — the more beat-up they get (within reason!), the better these classic casual sneakers look.  You know the drill with Vans — you get a laidback, low-profile silhouette, a tough textile upper and the brand’s signature rubber waffle outsole. These are all huge positives in my book. And in terms of style points, these Vans Authentic Sneakers deliver — that’s the case whether you wear them with your favorite chambray shirt and olive chinos, or the best summer shorts and a classic white tee. From there, it’s up to you where you go — the Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers are with you every step of the way. If you plan to buy them, reach out to me on Twitter.

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Style Pick of the Week: The Hill-Side Indigo Denim Sneaker

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

A style swerve from classic white low-tops, crafted from outstanding Japanese indigo cotton denim.

A style swerve from classic white low-tops, crafted from outstanding Japanese indigo cotton denim.

Welcome, gents (and ladies) to another Style Pick of the Week feature. The right footwear for the spring season has definitely been on my mind these past few weeks — it seems like my fall & winter boots have seen far too much use into April, what with some colder-than-normal temperatures. But we’ve got some longer and sunnier days on the docket, and that means we should all hop to finding the perfect pair of spring sneakers (more on that next week). As you anxiously await our next Online Shopping Picks feature, let’s get right to a tremendous pair of kicks for all of us to covet … right now. The Hill-Side continues to (in the opinion of this writer) hit things out of the park with seasonal releases that merge the heritage and modern — whether it’s a striped cotton-linen tie  or any number of pieces from its GQ for Gap capsule collection. Its latest offering of spring sneakers is no exception. The pale indigo washed denim sneaker you see here is a stunner that’s pricier than what you might fork over for a standard low-top pair, but it’s all the more worth it.

Made in Japan at a factory that values ethical construction -- that's not something you'd get from other sneaker brands.

Made in Japan at a factory that values ethical construction — that’s not something you’d get from other sneaker brands.

If there’s one thing The Hill-Side does as well as anybody in the business, it’s the brand’s use of extraordinary fabrics, from chambray pocket squares to  indigo plaid shirts. So, taking 100 percent pale indigo cotton denim and warping it into a sneaker just …. works. Having checked out a pair of these myself, the vulcanized construction feels durable and sturdy, and the textured toe cap and toe guard reinforce that notion. Even the herringbone tread on the bottom is a slight deviation from standard sneaker treads, and it’s another welcome touch from a brand that exemplifies quality. The pale indigo color breaks away from a classic white sneaker, and while that’s still a solid choice, this pair would offer a great shot of color beneath a slim plaid shirt and classic khaki chinos. They’re ethically made in Japan at one of the world’s oldest sneaker factories, so that’s an added bonus that you don’t often find brands delivering. Even if you feel like your sneaker arsenal is all set for the time being, a pair like this might make you think twice but how to cover your feet this spring.

Are you all set with spring sneakers? Or would you pick up this pair?

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