10 Monochromatic and Minimalist Kicks We Love

The tide of fashion ebbs and flows season to season, but black + white remain the Rock of Gibraltar of style. Here are 10 of our current favorites, ranging from simple sneaker, to slip-ons, to more futuristic interpretations. Read more: http://design-milk.com/10-favorite-monochromatic-minimalist-sneakers/
  1. Publish Brand x Clae Bradley Mid
    SoCal’s Publish Brand and Clae paired up to release these suede covered “Night Moves” colorway Bradley Mid sneakers.
  2. NikeLab Benassi Lux Boot
    A sneaker interpretation of the moon boot? Real life-sized action figure feet? Modern ninja kicks? You decide, but we think these women’s boots embody everything we expect from NikeLab’s experimental catalog.
  3. Givenchy Elasticated-Strap Leather Slip-On Sneakers
    Supposedly these were inspired by skateboarding shoes, so we’re going to assume Givenchy’s designers are fans of Vans.
  4. Converse All Star Modern
    Perhaps the most iconic sneaker of all-time, Converse turned to Nike to help update the profile of these once-cutting edge basketball shoes with the aid of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, aka HTM.
  5. adidas Originals “Polygon” Pack
    These just toe the line and keep within our definition of minimalist, especially in all-white low top silhouette where they take on a Buckminster Fuller geodesic vibe.
  6. Stone Island S0222 Slip-on Boots
    There’s something S&M-ish meets equestrian rider Euro-chic about these slip-on boots. That’s not a criticism, just an observation for anyone looking for footwear that fits the bill.
  7. Visvim Skagway Slip-on Cords
    Technically corduroy isn’t usually considered a minimalist option, but here in dark grey cord matched with black suede the sum operates as casually simple.
  8. Acne Studios Adriana Grain Sneakers
    Minimalist sneakers with a sly sense of humor. The detachable metallic square at the vamp is detailed with an emoticon graphic that hints its wearer is well aware of their RBF.
  9. THEY Two-tone Low
    These minimalist Japanese sneakers were inspired by the Bauhaus, particlarly fond of these black and white colorways that look like a street painting project gone wonderfully awry.
  10. Buddy German Shepherd Slip-on Low Smooth Punching
    The sleek silhouette’s front panel perforation gives these slip-ons from Japanese cult brand, Buddy, a distinguishing personality that stands out from the multitude of similarly styled laceless models out there today.