The Fred Perry Men's Sneakers guide
Fred Perry is a quintessentially British brand, renowned for blending timeless silhouettes with iconic designs with edge and attitude. The instantly recognizable, iconic brand logo - a laurel wreath, represents a badge of honour to many. While the historical roots of the brand are in tennis, Fred Perry is associated with urban street style and worn by musicians and celebrities globally. Fred Perry's appeal is due to the brand successfully fusing sportswear with everyday fashion. Fred Perry's men's sneakers feature both classic and contemporary shapes to suit all styles. Think plimsolls, low-top and high-top sneakers designed in various colors, fabrics and with innovative design details.
The Most Wanted Fred Perry Men's Sneaker Styles
Fred Perry Hughes Mid Canvas Sneakers
The Hughes Mid Canvas Sneaker is a heavy-duty style inspired by British street style. A must-have for every off-duty wardrobe, it is crafted from canvas and available in various colors. It features a chunky rubber sole and textured heel for extra comfort and durability, Red Stewart Tartan in-sock, as well as the signature brand logo in contrast stitching.
Fred Perry B271 Leather Sneakers
The cult classic B271 Leather sneakers are inspired by what one of the founders, Fred, wore on the tennis court. The style combines the silhouette of the tennis shoes, reimagined in different colors, fabrics and detailing, with the brand's signature sports panelling, Laurel Wreath logo and all-important ankle support.
Fred Perry Kingston Leather Sneakers
Refresh your sneaker rotation with the Kingston Leather Plimsolls. A classic sneaker designed with life on and off the tennis court in mind, they are a relaxed off-duty style made from soft leather. The classic silhouette comes in an array of colors, and complete with twin tipping in contrast hues on the outsole.
The Fred Perry Men’s Sneakers Sizing Guide
If you're unsure of what shoe size you are, read below to ensure you buy the correct size and fit.
Fred Perry has size charts for footwear for men, women and kids. As some styles such as the B721 Leather Sneaker are unisex, please refer to the unisex section. Fred Perry sneakers are all based on UK sizing. Remember that the UK, US and EU all have different sizes, so to find your equivalent shoe size, use the conversion table below as a guide.
How To Care For Your Fred Perry Sneakers
For leather styles: Fred Perry recommends using clear polish to clean your sneakers while ensuring the polish is only applied to the leather sections. So if the sneakers you are cleaning are mixed fabric, such as Lawn leather and canvas trainers, you need only to apply the polish to the leather panel.
For canvas styles such as the Hughes Low sneakers or Baseline Microfibre, Fred Perry suggests spraying the sneakers with a fabric protector, and this will help brush off any water or dirt. Alternatively, use a damp cloth to wipe the sneakers clean, but please note, Fred Perry sneakers are not machine washable.
- What Is the Fred Perry Logo?
The Fred Perry logo is called a laurel wreath. It is based on the original symbol for Wimbledon, symbolizing high-quality, championship and timeless heritage – a representation of everything Fred Perry wanted to be. Since the logo first came to life, it has adopted several new meanings; for example, it represents subcultures and the celebrities that embraced the Fred Perry polo shirt in the 90s.
Now, over 71 years since the logo was born, the laurel wreath is seen as a badge of Fred Perry's history, premium quality and Britishness. Today, the Fred Perry logo is one of the most recognized symbols in the fashion industry worldwide.
- How Do I Know If My Fred Perry Product Is Genuine?
Fred Perry strongly advises that you always purchase their products from an authorized stockist or directly from Fred Perry, to guarantee 100% authenticity.
If you wish to shop elsewhere, they offer a service where you can send your items to an address so they can inspect it. If they are able to confirm the item is counterfeit, they will issue you with a confirmation letter, which might help you to obtain a refund from the seller. Alternatively, your bank may be able to offer a refund, if you report it to them as a fraudulent transaction.
- Where Is Fred Perry Manufactured?
Fred Perry polo shirts were originally made in England, Italy or Portugal, but today, most items are made in China. However, Fred Perry does sell a Made In England range – a collection the designers have worked closely with local manufacturers to make the products in England. The collection features men's shirts, polo shirts, footwear and jackets. An essential style from the Made In England range is the G12, Original Twin Tipped shirt; a piece of British subcultural uniform, made in England for 60 years. This style is available in an array of colors that each have their own story,