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Although Nick Kygrios lost Wimbledon, the tennis star proves he’s a bonafide sneakerhead.

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Novak Djokovic recently won his seventh Wimbledon title after winning against Australian tennis star Nick Kygrios. Although the news is all the rage today, Kygrios made headlines last week for his footwear choices. 

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According to Wimbledon, players must wear tennis attire that is almost entirely white, which doesn’t allow cream or off-white. However, Kygrios arrived in Air Jordan 1 Lows in red (or “Cardinal” Red/Gold). When asked why he violated the rules, the 27-year-old said it’s because he does what he wants, “I just like wearing my Jordans.” 

He continued that he doesn’t think he’s above the rules and would wear Jordan Triple Whites the next day. While tennis fans raged on social media, saying he should be fined, we took this opportunity to make some good old shopping recommendations. 

While Kygrios could have sported some of these pairs without backlash, we’ve included some with subtle color details. After all, it’s for a well-curated sneaker rotation, not a professional tennis match. 

CHLOÉ Lauren leather sneakers

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The Gabriela Hearst-helmed French house brings a feminine touch to a standard footwear silhouette. Made in Portugal, the pair features a scallop trip above the soles and a contrasting black pull tab with logo detail. 

You can shop here.

NIKE Air Max 97

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Since its initial release in 1997, this Nike pair has come out in many colorways—from Pink and Black Patent to Teal Camo. However, its all-white rendition can pair well with most looks. To the big Nike fans, don’t worry. Your fellow sneakerheads will recognize your sporting Air Maxes, even without the color blocking. 

You can shop here.  

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN oversized sneakers

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An on-trend option would be a chunky shoe with a refined touch by British house Alexander McQueen. Made in Italy with calf leather, the low-top sneaker would give you at least two inches in added height. 

You can shop here.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Viera leather sneakers 

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Christian Louboutin’s classic white ‘Vieira’ sneakers make them a comfortable alternative to their five-inch Pigalle stilettos. Made with calf leather and a gripped rubber sole (in their signature red, of course), you can wear the style with athleisure or tailored pants. 

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UGG Cahlvan

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Other than UGG’s recognizable sheepskin boot, they also have sneakers. The Cahvlan can serve as an easy everyday piece, slip them on, and you’re ready for the day. Similar to their boots, the pair uses the brand’s signature Twinface sheepskin leather that is treated on both sides to provide comfort.

You can shop here.

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Solarglide

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For another chunky shoe option, the Solarglide is made with mesh and a synthetic upper with a rubber sole. Since 2005, British designer Stella McCartney has been collaborating with Adidas for women’s sportswear that doesn’t compromise style. 

You can shop here.

GUCCI Chunky B perforated leather sneakers

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Complete with their recognizable interlocking G logo, which dates back to the ’30s, these pairs are made with gold and white calf leather. The perforations on each side lie atop a thick rubber sole, which features the brand’s moniker at the heel. 

You can shop here.