Men’s shoe trends can vary from year to year and season to season. Whatever the weather is where you are or where you might be heading for vacation, here are some current shoe trends for men – all with comfort in mind.
Sneakers, including chunky sneakers and retro-inspired styles, continue to be popular. There’s just something nostalgic about lacing up a pair of “tennis” shoes.
Start retro with these classic-looking shoes from Airwalk: the Men’s Legacee Sneaker in black or red, featuring a canvas upper, rubber toe cap, flat laces, tall sidewall, and non-marking outsole; the Airwalk Men’s Boardslide High Top Skate Sneaker, with suede and smooth faux leather, laces all the way up, padded tongue and collar, and padded insole and durable outsole.
Not to be outdone is LA Gear with its all-white Men’s Dash Court Sneaker from the brand’s Retro Collection, featuring a tumbled upper, padded collar, cushioned insole, and a sturdy, non-marking outsole.
Tossed in the sneaker mix are basketball shoes, running shoes, and all-purpose trainers, including the LA Gear Men’s Drive High Basketball Sneaker, Cross Trekkers Men’s Gusto Running Shoe, the Cross Trekkers Men’s Mix Up, and the LA Gear Men’s Probe Sneaker.
Loafers, both traditional and more casual styles, are classic shoes that can be dressed up or down. American Eagle comes in hot with the Men’s Ethan Sport Casual in medium brown or dark grey, featuring a faux-leather upper that laces for a good fit, soft lining, padded color and insole, and a sturdy outsole for all-day comfort and style.
While technically a sneaker, the Airwalk Men’s Reider Sneaker has all the traits of a comfy, casual loafer, so here it is listed. Dexter impresses the category with its Men’s Henrie Driver, and don’t miss out on the American Eagle Men’s Johnathon Slip-On Loafer.
Boots, including ankle boots, Chelsea boots, and hiking boots, are versatile shoes that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions.
Dexter has three solid offerings, including the Men’s Rodger Chelsea Boot, Men’s 6-inch Cheyenne Mid for work or play, and the stylish Men’s Camden Mid Boot. Rugged Outback adds its own hiker to the category with its Men’s Ridge Mid Hiker Trail Shoe, featuring toe and ankle reinforcements, laces for a great fit, padded collar, tongue and insole for superior support, pull tab in back for easy on/off, and a sturdy sawtooth outsole.
Sandals, including slide sandals and flip-flops, are popular for warm weather and beach vacations.
The American Eagle Men’s Fin Flip-Flop Sandal is a great choice for a traditional thong and features soft nylon upper with a soft EVA footbed and a textured outsole. LA Gear has the Men’s Crest Slide Sandal in classic grey with a matte manmade upper, oversized LA Gear logo, contoured footbed for added comfort and an injected EVA outsole.
Oxfords, a type of dress shoe with a closed lacing system, are a classic style that can be dressed up or down. Coming in strong is the Hunters Bay Men’s Eastborough Oxford, featuring a tumbled faux leather upper with heavy stitch detailing, laces for a good fit, a round toe, breathable mesh lining, a padded collar and insole, and a durable and rugged outsole.
It’s important to choose shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. It’s also a good idea to have a mix of different styles in your shoe collection to suit different occasions and outfits. Check out the full men’s collection.