Shoe Styles for the Winter Transition
There’s a good chance you probably haven’t bought a new pair of shoes since the summer began. Now, the cold and wet weather is right around the corner and that means it’s time to put away the sandals and slip-ons and trade them in for something a bit more substantial. These are a few of the most essential shoes that you shouldn’t find yourself without while we transition into fall and winter.
Hi-top trainers have become high style and are a must-have for the new season. It’s much more than just your typical Air Jordans that are in vogue. The Wall Street Journal notes that designers such as Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin are getting in on the sneaker game. We’re seeing more men swap their dress shoes for a pair of hi-tops these days, and you don’t have to look far to see someone pairing fly basketball shoes with a well-tailored suit.
Similar to the haute couture takes on hi-tops, stylish sneakers are becoming all the rage regardless of the season. The F itself has talked about the excitement concerning the collaboration between Stampd LA and Puma with the Blaze of Glory. We’re crazy for the minimalist style and tonal colorway. The tonal colorway reminds us more than a little bit of the all-white Adidas Stan Smiths, which were so popular in 2015 that they’re releasing even more of the tonal editions this year.
We’re not saying that men are done with dress shoes altogether. According to Paste, one could spot plenty of traditional wingtips and brogues on the runway at this year’s New York Men’s Fashion Week, and we highly recommend stocking up on a pair or two for the new season. The dress shoe has become a staple item for more than just suits. Men can often be seen matching an outstanding pair of Oxfords with casual attire for some chic street style.
Dress boots have been one of the most popular items since last year and have been popular in the U.K. for some time now. Much of the reason for the popularity is that they’re comfortable, versatile and never really go out of style. The laceless boots are effortlessly classic and pair well with either jeans or slacks for both casual and formal style. We particularly love the wide variety of styles available, which range from leather to suede, that we saw in the collections on Lyst. With that in mind, we’ll have no problem looking our best for fall and winter, no matter the occasion.
Designer Hiking Boots
There are few things that can beat the classic hiking boot. That is, unless you add designer spin to the tried-and-true outdoor shoe. Footwear News reports that some men’s fashion mavens believe we will be treated to exciting new takes on the beloved boots. If the Bally hiking boot for this spring is any indication, we can’t wait to hit the trail.
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