Sneakers for Men


Frequently asked questions

Why should I buy my sneakers at L'Exception ?

L'Exception selects the best sneaker brands of the moment for its customers. Our selection includes iconic brands such as New Balance, Le Coq Sportif or VANS, but also many independent brands such as National Standard, Zespa, Axel Arigato, Springcourt, Karhu. Whenever we can, we also introduce local know-how such as New Balance made in UK or Coq Sportif made in France. And of course, you benefit from the advantages of L'Exception with free shipping from 80€ of purchase and free returns within 30 days in Metropolitan France.

What are the favorite pieces of the team ?

Régis - founder of L'Exception: I don't leave my Zespa ZSP4, I put them on easily to work with jeans and they are comfortable for the day. For a more sporty look, I choose the L'Exception x Le Coq Sportif made in France.
Thomas - menswear buyer: for work, I like the National Standard Edition 4, very versatile to meet my friends at the end of the day. To relax, the Old Skool Vans remind me of my youth and the USA/Skate inspiration. Finally, New Balance has a special place in my heart, especially the 990 model made in USA.

How do I choose my size ?

If you have a French size, take your usual size. However, as soon as you see a size chart marked UK (for United Kingdom) or US (for United States), please refer to the size chart indicated on each product. We put the equivalences there. If in doubt, contact our customer service, we will be able to help you.

How can I clean my sneakers ?

A tip to get you started, avoid wearing your beautiful white sneakers on a rainy day... but if they get dirty, don't panic, you can clean them with a slightly damp cloth. And for that extra touch that will make your favourite sneakers look like new, we recommend using the cleaning kits from Sneakers ER.
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