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The 5 Best Luxury European Designer Sneaker Brands of 2023

Let’s face it: luxury designer sneakers are no longer a simple fashion statement, they have become an investment piece. Just like fine art or rare antiques, these high-end sneaks can debut with serious price tags and retain their value over time (or increase in some cases). To get the most out of your hard earned money, you need to know which brands produce consistently excellent quality pieces every year. In this blog post we take a look at the five best luxury designer sneaker brands of 2023.

From Italian craftsmanship to streetwear culture and technological innovation - these are the labels creating coveted shoes this year. So whether you’re looking for something timelessly classic or cutting edge - let us show you where to find your perfect pair!

Not all of the companies on this list are Italian, but we consider them to be "Italian style" - or at the very least to have heavy Italian inspiration. 

Here are the 4 Italian-style sneaker brands we're talking about in this article:

  1. Kiton
  2. Premiata
  3. Santoni
  4. Boss/Formerly Hugo Boss
  5. KNT

The explosion of Sneakers into the Classic menswear scene

A few years ago, saying sneakers and classic menswear in the same sentence would have led to cringe and explosive anger from a lot of enthusiasts. Nowadays, as Classic Menswear moves towards something more casual, sneakers have become more of an intrinsic part of many looks - including even wearing sneakers with a suit, which has become one of the main ways to wear an Italian suit these days. 

You do need to make sure that you choose the right suit, however. Choosing a suit can be extremely difficult, luckily 2Men has already done the hard work for you. 

Also, as the growing popularity of designer sweatsuits, sneakers have slowly been growing in popularity also.

The 4 Best Italian-style Sneaker brands in 2023/24


Kiton is a master Sartorial company, making some of the best suits in the world. However, did you know that Kiton Sneakers are quickly becoming the most popular sneaker brand in the world? 

Kiton is a classic Old Money Brand, meaning that it's worn by billionaires and rich people around the world.

Here's an example of their Spring Summer 2023/24 sneaker collection, which will leave any sneaker head worth their salt drooling at the mouth:


Premiata is no stranger to the fashion world. For more than 135 years this historic Italian company has been producing sneakers of the finest quality. Its selection of footwear is renowned for its great style and comfort, particularly when it comes to sneakers and boots. With meticulous attention to detail evident in every pair of shoes, Premiata stands as one of the most respected names in the fashion shoe and sneaker scene. Check out the full Premiata Sneakers Collection here.

Their diverse collection offers something suitable to everyone's taste - from ambitious adventurers looking to express their personality through trendy sneakers, or those searching for an item that functions as a reliable partner on journeys near and far. Quality leathers combined with today's modern fabrics guarantee comfort and longevity along with sleek style for those who demand nothing less than perfection from their next shoe purchase.

Whether looking for a bold new look that other can’t help taking notice of or simply something comfortable and high quality, consider turning to Premiata – a luxury footwear innovator since 1885 – and leveraging a trusted sneaker brand with unparalleled craftsmanship embedded in its history.


Since its creation in 1975, Santoni has followed a clearly defined vision. This included refining a cultural heritage that is steeped in Italian craftsmanship and excellence. Added to that is the commitment to guard said culture's most precised characteristics, ensuring a consistent level of quality, meticulous attention to details, and laboriously made products.

By cleverly mixing these fundamentals with both traditional production techniques and the innovations endemic to research and design fields, Santoni ensured itself a place at the top of the pile among world's great Luxury brands.

These blendings have allowed a perpetually evolving clientele to trust their assumptions when making discerning decisions; a consumer who chooses only the best for themselves undeniably appreciates these brand valuables put in motion by this unique combination - Tradition and Innovation. Check out the full collection of Santoni sneakers here.


When it comes to high-end fashion, Hugo Boss is one of the most respected names in the business. For over 90 years, they have been providing stylish and sophisticated clothing for everyone. From vibrant suits to iconic women's dresses and fabrics for those who love a good pair of pants, Hugo Boss has every fresh style you can imagine.

Their sneakers are a great example of their commitment to high-end fashion. A lot of people ask whether Hugo Boss is a high end luxury brand, we are here to say it is.



KNT Sneakers are some of the best in the world, and with brand new arrivals from them here at 2Men you can't really go wrong. Make sure to check out this fantastic collection of beautiful leather sneakers, which will go with every outfit.


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This article was originally written by Piergiuseppe Castiello in Italian - it was then translated by an expert translator to bring it into the English speaking world. Piergiuseppe is the owner of Porcamo SRL - and is also the founder of IsuiT.