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An Overview of Men’s Shoe Styles

There are many style of shoes that a man can wear that will highlight the features of his outfit. Also, depending on the situation, there are appropriate and inappropriate styles of shoes to wear. The three most broad categories can be broken down into casual shoes, athletic shoes, and formal shoes. Many people make the common misconception that casual shoes and formal shoes are the same thing. In reality they can have similar designs, but they are almost always worn in different situations.

Athletic shoes run the gamut from brands such as Puma, Nike, Adidas, and many more. However, these shoes are designed to be used in situations that will require physical exertion. Most people find them to be very comfortable to walk around in. As a result, they find themselves wearing these shoes in more everyday situations where they find themselves doing a lot of walking.

However, if you are going to be doing a lot of walking then perhaps the best type of shoe that will suit your needs is the casual shoe. This shoe is typically represented by brands such as Rockport, and Timberland. They typically come in different materials such as suede, or a variety of others. The best part about casual shoes is that they are the perfect complement to almost any outfit. If you are wearing slacks, jeans, or other pants, chances are depending on the color, you will be able to find a place to work in a casual pair of shoes.

However, if you are attending an event that requires a tie, or blazer, chances are you want to have formal shoes. These brands are typified by brands such as Ferragamo, or Prada. However, if you are looking for the material that these shoes are usually constructed look no further than patent leather. Patent leather is the gold standard when it comes to the formal shoe. Many people know that they should wear their shoes with very formal clothing. However, the problem with these shoes is that they are not the most durable.

Certain methods exist that you should follow in order to maintain a great look for your shoes for many years to come. The first thing you should do is always take off your shoes when you are done with your special occasion. This reduces the creases and doesn’t allow your shoe to develop a wear pattern. Next, you should make sure you use shoe trees to ensure that your shoes remain stretched out in the proper way. This also helps keep creases at bay. Finally, always clean your shoes, because this will keep them looking their best, and keep the delicate leather new, and shining.