5 Shoes Every Guy Must Own

There are a growing number of shoe options available for guys in terms of styles and new brands, but there 5 shoe styles will never go out of style and should be a part of any guy’s wardrobe.

White Sneakers

The two most iconic options for these would be:

Adidas Stan Smith

Or instead of cloth, you could go with a leather option like these from GREATS.

GREATS The Royale

Running Shoes (Neutral Color)

When buying running shoes, don’t opt for a crazy color, buy shoes in navy, black or grey so you can wear them with jeans or chinos, not only when working out.

Saucony Freedom ISO2

Casual Brown Leather Shoes

I’m going to give you some leeway here on the specific style, but you need something between sneakers and dress shoes, these options offer a lot of versatility and can be worn very casually with jeans or chinos and also with wool dress pants.

Cole Haan ZERØGRAND Wingtip Oxford

Brown Leather Boots

Thursday Boot Co. Captain

Oxford or Derby Dress Shoes

These are classic dress shoes that every man needs in his closet. No matter how casually you dress day to day, you can wear them with jeans and polo or you never know when you might get invited to a wedding or have a job interview. Go with a sleek profile with a round toe (not pointed or square). Start with black, but you probably need a dark brown pair too.

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue

My first pair of these I had for 8 years and had them recrafted twice. Definitely worth the investment.

Jeff Thelen