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Best Black Leather Sneakers for Men in 2024

A good black sneaker should be a part of any man’s wardrobe. They are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of events. Whether you need black leather sneakers for work or fun, here’s our list of the best black leather sneakers for men in 2024.

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Are Black Leather Sneakers in Style?

While color and style trends come and go, white and black sneakers always seem to find a place in current men’s fashion. Black sneakers can take the place of dress shoes, work shoes, or boots in your outfit. Of course, not all black leather sneakers are perfect for every occasion. 

Should Black Leather Sneakers Be Worn Casually or Formally?

Black leather sneakers can be effective at replacing your dress shoes for many occasions if you pick the right ones. While you should still wear dress shoes with a tuxedo or dress suit, black leather sneakers can be worn to most semi-formal events and in most workplaces. 

Outfits to Wear with Black Leather Sneakers

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Here are some ideas for your next black leather sneakers outfit.

  • Use black leather sneakers white sole to offset light-colored pants and a dark dress shirt.
  • Black shorts with a white top can be paired with low-top slip-on or retro-styled sneakers.
  • Black boot-style sneakers pair well with dark fitted jeans, and colorful shirts.

If you’re going all black with your outfit, consider wearing a white sole sneaker.

The Best Black Leather Sneakers for Men

Now that you know how to style your outfit around black sneakers, here are our choices for the best black leather sneakers in 2024. 

ECCO Men's Soft 7 Long Lace Sneaker

Best Black Sneaker for Smart Casual 

These white sole leather sneakers from ECCO are the perfect fit for a casual day at the office or a night on the town.

The white sole of this shoe allows you to open up your outfit's color palette and lets you get away from a monochrome fit that is traditionally worn with all-black sneakers. If you are looking for a black sneaker that goes with everything, these ECCOs are your best bet.

Converse All Star Kids Chuck Taylor

Best Black Classic High Top Sneaker

Chuck Taylor’s should be a part of any man’s wardrobe. These all-black, classic high tops can be used to dress down a dress jacket or to upgrade a white t-shirt. A pair of Chuck Taylors will fit any style from hipster to hip hop mogul. 

Cole Haan Men's Nantucket 2.0 Slipon Sneaker

Best Black Casual Slip-On Sneaker

Our choice for the ultimate slip-on, This Nantucket style Cole Haan leather sneaker is a must for any man looking for comfort. The contrast of the dark leather upper and white sole give this shoe versatility. You’ll fit right in at a cocktail party or a day on the beach while wearing these slip-on sneakers.

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Best Mid-Boot Style Black Sneaker

If you’re into boots, you should look no further. The Davis Square Chukka Sneaker from Timberlands gives you rugged looks with the comfort of a sneaker. Black Chukka boots look great with men’s pants and work well for semi-formal occasions, nights on the town, or business casual outfits. 

Nike Men's Court Vision Mid Sneaker

Best 80s Style Black Basketball Sneaker

The black leather sneakers by Nike, Men’s Court Vision Mid, is our pick for the best retro-style sneaker. The contrast between the stark white swoosh and dark black leather lets this shoe stand out. We suggest pairing this sneaker with neutrals to let the shoe be the highlight of your outfit. 

Lacoste Men's Gripshot Chukka Sneaker

Best Semi-formal Black Leather Sneakers with White Soles

The Men’s Gripshot Chukka from Lacoste is one of the best options for black leather sneakers white sole. We suggest complementing these sneakers with white or light shirts and dark or black fitted jeans for maximum style.

Fila Men’s Memory Workshift Slip Resistant Work Shoe

Best Black Leather Sneakers for Work

These slip-resistant black leather sneakers are some of the best black sneakers for work. Whether you’re a waiter or warehouse worker, these shoes provide all-day comfort. The rubber sole is slip-resistant as well and the leather upper is extremely durable and will last.

Reebok Men's CL Leather CTE Fashion Sneaker

Best Classic Soft Leather Black Sneaker

Another of our favorite retro-style sneakers, Reebok offers their CTE fashion sneaker in black leather.

Modeled after the original Reebok trainers this black leather option is an ideal fit for hipster, street style,  business casual, or casual men’s wardrobes.

Reebok Men's Bb4500 Hi 2 Sneaker

Best High Top Black Sneaker With Added Support

This heavy-duty high top from Reebok will be great on and off the court. While styling is a major point of the sneaker, it also boasts removable orthotic supports, sock liners, and a high abrasion rubber outsole.

Pair this sneaker with your daily gym outfit or daily casual wear for the best effect.

Timberland Leather Sneaker

Best MidSized Boot Style Black Sneaker

Timberland makes some of the best leather footwear in the world and this chukka-styled leather sneaker is no exception.

These boots will look great with bootcut or tight-fit jeans. Paired with the proper attire, these would also work great at your next semi-formal event. 

adidas Performance Men's Samba Classic Indoor Soccer Shoe

Best Black Indoor Soccer Sneaker

The Samba Classic has been an important part of men’s fashion for decades. It’s one of the most comfortable and stylish black leather sneakers Adidas made.

While they might not be ideal for wearing to a wedding, men have been wearing Samba Classics to work, the gym, bars, parties, and events for years, and they pair well with almost any style.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top

Best Stylish Low-Top Black Leather Sneaker

If someone tells you the perfect sneaker doesn't exist, they have never worn a pair of All-Stars. This black leather Chuck Taylor oozes style and can be a part of any man’s wardrobe. From goths to businessmen, every man should own a pair of Chucks.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article provides the information you need to make an educated decision about your next sneaker purchase. We are big fans of black leather sneakers and think they are a valuable addition to any man’s wardrobe no matter their style.

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Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.