13 Types of Shoes Every Man Should Own

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Every man has a few go-to pairs of shoes in their collection. So whether you’re a seasoned collector, or you only own a few pairs, here are the 13 types of shoes that deserve a place in every man’s wardrobe.


13 Types of Shoes Every Man Should Own:

1. Oxford.
A simple black or brown oxford is a must for anything related to your suit (and by now you should own at least one suit). You can dress them up or down — as you’ll be reaching for them even when you’re just hanging out with friends or going out on a date.

2. Wingtip.
Although less dressy than the oxford, yet still the picture of class. The decorative perforations on the tops of these shoes help them stand out.

3. Chukka.
They are extremely comfortable while looking sharp enough for most social occasions. Not only are they stylish enough for a date, they look great with khakis or jeans in an office environment.

4. Loafer.
Every man needs a pair of loafers. They are a mainstay of smart casual dress and are a favorite shoe for the summer months.

5. Casual boot.
For when you are hiking through the woods or when you need to walk to the corner grocer.

6. Dress Boot.
Whether you’re wearing a suit, or pair of khakis, or a pair of jeans, these boots couldn’t be more versatile. They are a year round essential.

7. Cowboy Boot.
From dressy to casual, there is a cowboy boot for every style imaginable. And let’s be honest, sometimes a man just wants to cowboy up.

8. Duck Boot.
Unless your dress boots are waterproof, you’re feet are going to get wet. No man wants to have wet feet. That’s why God created duck boots.

9. White Sneaker.
A minimal pair of white sneakers is fantastic at portraying a casual yet neat look for when boots or oxfords are too much.

10. Athletic/Running Shoe.
These are the most functional shoes on the list — as they meet the needs of your gym shoes and they be worn with your casual outfits. Whatever else you do with them is up to you.

11. Flip Flop.
Because every man needs a pair of shoes when going to the beach.

12. Chaco / Tevas.
If you’re ever around water, this is the ultimate shoe that every man needs. If you’re into whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, etc., these shoes are a necessity — as flip-flops will easily come off your feet in the water and can ruin your afternoon at the lake.

13. Slipper.
They are first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you take off before you go to bed.