Shoes market a man. How many times have you heard this statement? While it may not be entirely true always, there is indeed a certain truth in it. Of all the items in your closet, the shoes are the most important. They build first impressions. Remember the necessity of wearing polished shoes to school every day?
Men's shoes determine the personality of the wearer. If the shoes are clean, shiny, and well maintained, then the man makes some effort to look good and well-dressed. If the shoes are scruffy, worn out, and unpolished, then he doesn't care about how he looks. Not just that. Wearing the wrong shoes for the wrong occasion also conveys a lot. For this reason, keeping the basic shoes in your repertoire is extremely important. No, you don't have to buy 50 pairs of shoes. Just having these five kinds of shoes in your wardrobe will see you through most occasions.
The Everyday Shoe
Everyone has that reliable, comfy pair of shoes that makes the feet feel at home. For those who don't: get them now. Men's shoe styles have evolved over the years but one thing that has never gone out of fashion is comfort. A pair of relaxed canvas shoes is a must on those days when you have a lot of walking around to do. But having said that, it is also important to be comfy while not compromising on how you look.
Long gone are the days when men's sandals were looked down upon. With the introduction of espadrilles into the fashion scene, sandals have gained a status of their own. These comfy shoes are a must have simply because they are great for those days when you want to put up your feet and relax. Moreover, these are also ideal for the trip to the grocery store or to the gas station, or to go with your cargo shorts.
The Dress Shoe
All men's shoe designers will agree on the elegance and importance of a dress shoe. Be it work, weddings, black-tie events, or other formal occasions where you need to look sleek and sharp, a pair of Oxfords can never fail. Make sure you buy a lace-up when adding a dress shoe to your closet since they are classier than the rest. Also ensure that they are clean and well polished whenever you wear them.
The Running Shoe
You wouldn't believe the number of men who suffer from feet problems because of wearing the wrong running shoe. Running shoes should be bought depending on the miles you run and the kind of material and design that give you most comfort. Don't go for a certain shoe simply because your neighbor wears it. Leading shoe stores have people to help you with your selection. Wear and test many pairs before buying any.
The Leather Boot
Ah! The versatility of the leather boot cannot be stressed enough. They are the perfect style statement for any man. Sturdy and built to last, they go with your jeans and shirt ensemble flawlessly. Take your pick from the wide selection of boots bring out your tough side with this men's fashion staple.
Shoes are the single most vital item in your wardrobe. With so many style and designs available, which one is your favorite today?