You don't need to be a skateboarder to see the appeal of these Converse KA-One Sneakers ($60). The signature shoe of skater Kenny Anderson, the KA-One is modeled after the Classic Trainer '76, and features a full-body black suede upper, "KA-ONE" logos, a low cut, and a hefty outsole.
Some basketball shoes are just as suitable to causal wear as they are for the court. These are not among them. Nike Hyperdunk 2011 Basketball Shoes ($125) are specifically optimized for on-court performance thanks to features like a light weight, Flywire construction to lock the foot down and conform to it to minimize unnecessary movement, a Phylon midsole for protection, comfort, and reduced weight, a 3D-reinforced midfoot shank for rigidity, and a solid rubber outsole with a herringbone pattern for excellent traction. Also, very Back To The Future 2-esque.
Combining Mackintosh's years of rain gear experience with the classic sneaker lines of Jack Purcells, these Converse Jack Purcell x Mackintosh Sneakers (€125; roughly $175) are just the thing if you find the originals a bit too pedestrian. They feature uppers made from Mackintosh's rubberized cotton, in olive green or light khaki, and sport a side support that's not on the originals.