The Different Types of Men’s Footwear and What They’re for

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Footwear is a staple to looking your best anywhere you go, whether it’s for a fancy event or even for your everyday jog, and a good pair of well-maintained kicks can last you a long time, meaning that you won’t have to spend too much on new pairs on a regular basis.

But before you go ahead and head to the nearest store, you should know exactly what pair you should put on your feet – the last thing you want to do is look ridiculous or ill-suited for an event. Here is a list of the different types of shoes and what they’re used for.

Loafers
These shoes are a good mix of both formal and casual. Also called “slip-ons”, they’re basically what you call any type of shoe that doesn’t have any way of lacing or fastening. They come in brown leather, either synthetic or original, and the toes are always fully covered.

Work boots
These are tough footwear meant for tough work, and provide you with the necessary ankle stability, toe protection, and proper traction needed when you need to get your hands dirty. Whether you’re working wood or metal or lugging something really heavy, you’ll need a good pair of work boots that can stand up to the task.

Street Sneakers
Nothing says casual, everyday wear for the everyman quite like a good pair of sneakers. They’re built for comfort, go will with jeans and sneakers, and are great for quick runs to the grocery store or other errands. A sturdy one will even keep in your closet for years only because you just won’t throw them out.

Sandals
Sandals aren’t an absolute necessity that you should have – if you have no plans on spending a summer vacation on a warm beach on a hot day, you won’t be needing this type of footwear. However, if you like to jump in and out of the water, sandals are a good thing to have that don’t come off too easily when soaked.
Leather dress shoes

And lastly, the ultimate dress shoes that go great with any suit. Though you don’t have to splurge on a good leather pair, it’s good to have one in handy for weddings, funerals, and the occasional black-tie affair. When kept in good condition, they will stay in your closet for the rest of your life.

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