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Although some men aren't too bothered about what footwear they own, the variety on offer is so vast that it pays to know what to look for in a pair of shoes. Comfort is just one aspect to consider, but personal taste and the latest trends are factors that also play a big role in the choice made.
Popular trends and styles
The latest trends are leaning heavily towards the leather look. In particular, ankle and Chelsea boots are very popular and it seems as if anything that's over the ankle is all the rage. Chelsea boots were introduced to the market as far back as the Victorian era when they were mainly used as riding boots. Today however, these classics are part of the wardrobe of celebrities and individuals who want to keep up with trendy styles. A great hallmark of Chelseas is the practical yet stylish elastic band along the side, which not only looks chic but eases slipping in and out of the foot. Although they're often worn as part of business attire, top business looks sometimes call for lower shoes in either classic brown or black leather or for trendy gents, the more colourful styles that are in vogue.
When buying a pair of shoes it's important to think about practicality. As temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall for example, boots kitted out with sheepskin lining are ideal for keeping feet warm on the coldest of days. Luckily the choice of footwear to use in these conditions is endless and something as simple as a pair of ankle boots will stand you in good stead. Another type of shoe that's becoming very popular again amongst males (after a run of popularity in the 1960's) is the classic, yet undeniably fashionable, desert boot. Although those produced with crepe soles are not ideal in very wet conditions as they're rather slippery, these boots do score high on comfort and looks.
Shoes for every occasion
Men's low shoes are suitable for any season and usually quite comfortable. They're versatile because they combine well with almost any outfit to create casual, smart and smart casual looks. Lace up footwear like Brogues walk a cool line between elegant and casual as well. Traditionally they've been worn as part of a suit, but nowadays they're often teamed up with skinny jeans or shorts to create a casually classy style. Not just for the city and office, they're also perfect for a stroll in the country as well. Boat shoes by Sebago or Timberland are another great choice both on and off the water.
Shoe uppers and soles
Footwear with leather uppers is generally the most durable. Leather itself is breathable and capable of adjusting to the unique shape of your foot, so it's also comfortable. Nubuck is commonly used in the production of men's shoes and although it's often confused with suede, it's actually completely different. Whereas suede is produced from the inner side of cattle hide, nubuck comes from the outer side and is thicker and stronger. Other materials used for uppers include canvas, corduroy, textile and synthetics. Leather is also used in the production of soles, particularly for formal footwear. Commonly though, soles are made out of rubber and polyurethane, as well as other materials.
Popular shoe brands
Camel Active is a very popular brand as is Timberland. The latter American manufacturer is well-known the world over and produces footwear and outdoor gear. It is especially well-known for its yellowish beige half boots, which first hit the shelves back in 1973. Men's footwear from Clarks also has a high reputation for quality and style. This tradition-rich, British shoe manufacturer based in Somerset is still run by the Clark family and has produced quite a few iconic styles throughout the years, including the Wallabee, Desert Boot and Playdeck sandal. Clarks makes extended use of innovative technologies, such as Gore-Tex. Footwear fitted out with this membrane are breathable and waterproof, making them perfect for cold, rainy weather.