Any man of style should have a well-stocked arsenal of footwear at his disposal. Solid options that will get him through his week, whatever it may involve. But that doesn’t mean you need a separate closet just for your shoes. We’ve compiled our list of the footwear essentials no gentleman should be without.
Black lace-ups are the most dependable and versatile shoes you can own.
Lee (Croft)), Ari (Croft)
These shoes will pair with pretty much everything in your wardrobe from jeans to suits and are appropriate for everything from weddings and business meetings to dinner and date nights.
Estaves (Croft), Foxhill (Mark Nason/Skechers).
The humble leather boot is no longer just for walking trails and conquering glacial mountain tops. These boots are tailor-made for the “suited and booted” look.
Rangpuk (Mark Nason/Skechers), Norris (Croft), 2976 Smooth (Dr Martens).
For all your off-duty adventures.
Earthkeepers Originals 6″ Boot (Timberland), Cassidy (Diesel), 939 Ben 6-Eye Boot (Dr Martens).
The classic Desert Boot, otherwise known as a “Chukka”, is a multi-purpose, year-round item that make for a safe bet for any casual, everyday outfit.
DesertBoot 3 (Clarks), Montbard Chukka (Lacoste), Cabrillo Crazy Horse (Dr. Martens).
Every guy needs at least one pair of understated, off-duty sneakers.
Ellington Suede (Clae), G2N Canvas (Spring Court), Sparko (Boxfresh), Authentic Decon DX (Vans), l.12.12 116 1 (Lacoste).
When you want something simple and casual but smarter than a pair of sneakers, go with a leather slip-on.
Concours Slip On (Lacoste), Luca (Croft), Palermo (Croft), Gower (Mark Nason/Skechers).
Infinitely more stylish than thongs yet less conservative than their Ivy League cousin, the loafer, boat shoes are the perfect solution for any man looking to embrace classic summer style.
Gold A/O 2-Eye (Sperry), A/O 2-Eye (Sperry).