3. Get some outside influences.
Hip-hop and basketball have long informed how sneakerheads dress themselves as of late, but there are plenty of other subcultures who have willingly embraced Jordans, Nikes, and adidas. From rock bands to skateboard legends like Lance Mountain, it helps to look outside of your comfort zone and circle of friends for stylish inspiration. Develop an interest in men's fashion and look to designers like Patrik Ervell, who readily weave in sneakers like New Balance 574s into low-key cool outfits.