First the legend and now modern researches say that you can judge a man with his shoes. Unlike women, a man won’t have 30 odd pair of shoes. Men are less choosy and want to wear just that one pair they always liked. Every occasion demands a different dress up and shoes make a big difference as they hold together the whole ensemble. Here I present five shoes that every man should have in his closet.
Dress Shoes/Formal Shoes
This is probably the starting point for every fashion aficionado. There are variety of designs and colors in this category but a standard black leather shoes with laces would never go out of fashion. These shoes are specifically designed to be worn with suits and tuxedos but they work well with formal dresses too. They can serve as your daily office formal shoes and if you want to add some more style you can go with a brown or tan-colored pair. For a little casual mix in your dress you can choose a slip on style leather shoe.
What dress shoes are to office, sports shoes are to outdoors. They can be worn for gyms, jogging and even for an evening walk. Sports shoes have a better support for the foot arch and feature a light weight design. If you are out on a weekend these are the shoes you should carry. They can also be worn with jeans teamed with a t-shirt for a sporty look.
Sneakers will be your perfect companions for a more casual dress up. There are huge choices in the category and hence you will probably find one that you like. A laid back cotton shirt with a pair of washed jeans and matching sneakers make it official that you are ready for fun. Basic white sneakers have always been in but modern designs now incorporate prints and vibrant colors too. The sole is generally flat with an arch inside to support your feet.
Trekking shoes for those conditions where normal shoes won’t survive. If you are going hitch-hiking or trekking on the mountains, tough shoes are essential which would keep your feet firm on ground. These shoes would have a heavier sole with leather make. If you are planning for a bike trip, these would be ideal. Pair them up with a pair of dark-colored jeans for bike rides and with shorts for trekking and hiking.
Moccasins and loafers
Moccasins and loafers have a slight difference but are great lifestyle shoes. Loafers have a more prominent heel while moccasins are usually flat. These make perfect driving shoes and due to their slip-in design you can dress up in no time. These look perfect when teamed with a pair of chinos or light washed jeans.