Best Courtside Casual Shoes for Men in 2019

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Both during and after sporting events, athletes from around the world tend to carry a certain style and flair with them wherever they go. Many high school and college athletes don a hoodie and sweatpants, while pros often open up their own apparel lines, show up to games and matches decked out in premium suits, or go the way of Cam Newton and, well, maybe we don’t need to go there…regardless, there’s an easier way to bring that on-court style to your day-to-day life (and without wearing out your performance shoes). The answer is lifestyle shoes. They can be tough to find, especially for tennis players, but we did the work so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are our top athleisure shoes for men in 2019:

Adidas Grand Court

Adidas Men's Grand Court Shoes White and Trace Blue     Adidas Men's Grand Court Shoes Core Black and White

Price: $65

Streamlined sneakers with a classic style, the Grand Court takes inspiration from iconic ’70s sport styles, and moves them into the future. They come with a comfortable leather upper, Cloudfoam comfort sockliner, and adidas’ signature 3-stripes along the side.

K-Swiss Classic 88 II Bryan Bros

K-Swiss Men's Classic 88 II Bryan Brothers Lifestyle Shoes White and Dark Brown    K- Swiss Men's Classic 88 II Bryan Brothers Lifestyle Shoes White and Dark Brown Heel

Price: $75

The Bryan Brothers’ Classic 88 II recognizes the accomplishments of one of the most decorated doubles teams in the history of tennis. Bob and Mike Bryan had direct input into these shoes, which feature K-Swiss’ iconic D-rings, a three-piece toe, and premium leather. You’ll also find special Bryan Brothers detailing throughout these special shoes.

New Balance 300

New Balance Men's 300 Lifestyle Shoes Black and White      New Balance Men's 300 Lifestyle Shoes Pigment and White

Price: $74.95 $59.95

New Balance’s 300 Lifestyle Shoes feature an improved fit and more streamlined court style for a bit of subtle flair. Popular for the look of their suede and mesh upper, these shoes are also supremely comfortable thanks to a premium Ortholite insert and REVlite midsole technology.

Nike Vapor X TC Knit

Nike Men's Vapor X TC Knit Tennis Shoes Black and Hot Lava     Nike Men's Vapor X TC Knit Tennis Shoes Black and Hot Lava Outsole

Price: $120 $105

Billed as performance tennis shoes by Nike, the Vapor X TC Knit doubles as a great off-court shoe, as well. They’re an obvious callback to Agassi’s signature Tech Challenges of old, as they fuse the original’s iconic midsole and outsole with elements of the new Vapor X Knit’s upper. The result is a dynamic shoe with excellent underfoot cushioning.

FILA Original Fitness

Fila Men's Original Fitness Graphic Shoes White and Navy      Fila Men's Original Fitness Stripe Shoes White and Navy

Price: $65 to $70

FILA’s Original Fitness Shoes showcase the red, white, and blue so often associated with the brand. Both of these models come with perforated leather and synthetics in the upper, as well as soft underfoot cushioning. The Original Fitness Graphic features a doubled-up FILA logo, and icy-clear outsole, while the Original Fitness Stripe has unique detailing around the heel, and a gum outsole.

Tretorn Nylite Plus

Tretorn Men's Nylite Plus Canvas White Tennis Shoes    Tretorn Men's Nylite Plus Canvas White Tennis Shoes Heel

Price: $70

Introduced in 1967, the Nylite was regarded as one of the world’s first luxury sports shoes. It was rocketed into stardom during the 70s and 80s when Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova dominated the sport. Tretorn’s Nylite Plus retains a distinct “V” toe shape, and consists of a comfortable canvas upper, ecoOrtholite sockliner, and non-marking rubber outsole.

Lacoste LT Fit 119

Lacoste Men's LT Fit 119 Shoes Navy and White    Lacoste Men's LT Fit 119 Shoes Black and White Side

Price: $109.95 $87.96

Lacoste brought their iconic look to the world of footwear with the LT Fit 119. This breathable and comfortable off-court shoe offers a stylish textile and synthetic upper with Lacoste detailing around the heel. You’ll also find the brand’s crocodile logo cleanly displayed on the side. Underfoot cushioning is provided by a soft, injection-molded EVA outsole.

About the Author: Chris Worman

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Background: I primarily participated in soccer and track & field at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Some of my proudest accomplishments at that time were winning the conference title in soccer, and placing 6th in pole vault for Class AAA at the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Championship. In college, I took up weightlifting and nutrition more seriously. I Co-Founded, and was the President for, Redbird Bodybuilding at Illinois State University. We teamed up with exercise science and nutrition majors to help individuals learn about training techniques, program development, and overall health (among other topics). Now, I keep up with my own goals in regard to fitness and nutrition, and assist others who care to listen.

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