Basic Shoe Needs
- Work boots or shoes are essential even if you spend your days in an office.
- Athletic shoes designed for the sports you participate in or a general trainer
- Casual shoes that are comfortable are necessary for social activities as well as the casual workplace.
- Dressy shoes that can be worn with a suit or to a formal event.
If you add these shoes to your wardrobe, it is guaranteed you will step out in style on all the occasions. You should remember that even if you do not wear suits to work, there are many events where you need to wear a suit or where there is a dress code. To meet such situations you need sharp dress shoes.
Shoes with laces or slip-on styles work well during dressy occasions. A shoe having a shiner finish usually looks more formal and is well accepted during the dressy occasions. If you prefer to wear stylish jeans or khakis, then casual men's shoes ranging from refined to rugged styles can be worn. Black shoes are the most versatile, however if you stick to neutral tones such as brown and hunter green, you might consider a pair of brown shoes for your wardrobe. Dressy and some casual shoes are also well accepted and are worn a lot more than the formal ones, but you should ensure that they are comfortable and is suitable to the weather conditions.
During winter months and in colder climates, men usually opt for stylish boots, but when the season becomes warmer, a chic sandal can be more suitable.
You should choose something that you really like and is stylish, which can be worn often. You should also choose only those shoes that suit your personality and tastes. There may be occasions when you may want to look nice and smart, but without wearing a suit. In such cases you should wear casual shoes that look more formal than your regular everyday shoes.
If you happen to be an athlete, then you should choose sneakers specific to the sport of your choice. But an athletic-style sneaker is also an essential item of the wardrobe of men's shoes. In such cases you should choose comfortable classic sneakers instead of the high-end running shoes. You might opt for a retro style that is now a staple in shoe stores. You can choose the one that suits your personality and wardrobe.
Some of the other important points that should be kept in mind while choosing shoes are as follows:
Pick up only a shoe that matches or is darker than your pants. There is no need for socks to match your shoes.
- Try to pick socks as you would choose a tie, because these are the items that bring the whole outfit together.
- If you want to wear a belt, then try to match your shoes to it