Shoe Trends for Men – Spring’s Latest Looks
We often think of men’s shoe options as being far more restrictive than women’s. It’s a shame, when you think about it because shoes are often a way of expressing style and taste. Cobbler Concierge has scoured the offerings for this season. We are happy to report that spring 2018 rights the situation with casual, fun options for all you style-searching guys.
Among the surprising styles making an appearance are a casual men’s espadrille. Long a women’s spring and summer fashion, designers have created the shoe to give men as much stylish comfort as women. Expect to see slip-ons with woven or braided soles in bright colors and wild patterns. Guys can choose from a classic boat shoe or lace up. This is a shoe in which to truly express yourself.
2. Chunky Sneakers
Chunky sneakers shown both above and below the ankle are another key style for the season. In a nod to the 90s, these trendy kicks are oversized and super cushioned. This season, you’ll find the soles thicker and wider than in seasons past. In addition to solids and stripes, you can find these sneakers in designs that resemble patterns on friendship bracelets.
3. Collapsible Mules
Collapsible mules will be everywhere you turn this spring – summer as well. You can choose leather or a light, breezy fabric [depending on the outfit] for a clean, polished design that will complete your look. They are exceedingly comfortable and have a ‘feeling good, looking great’ vibe. If you happen to be traveling, whether a weekend getaway or a big trip to someplace fabulous, a shoe that folds up (thus, the ‘collapsible’) will save some room in your overnight bag or suitcase. This is not a necessity, but it happens to be a nice bonus feature.
4. Sleek Ankle Boots
The versatility of a sleek ankle boot is endless, moving you seamlessly from the office to a dinner date and beyond. This Balenciaga Boot is the perfect staple to add a pop of color to every man’s wardrobe!
5. Strappy Sandals
To round out the casual portion of the slate, expect to see an array of strappy sandals. Look for crisscross, slides, slip-ons and more. Decide how much of toe you want to show for any given occasion, then put on a sandal for real spring/summer style and comfort.
For your professional 9-5 look, or, for that matter, an ‘out at the club’ 5-9 look, you’ve got some great options from which to choose. Nearly every top designer is offering an ankle boot that does the trick for completing your look whether you’re sporting a suit, jeans, or your evening finest. The look is sleek, pull on style that is most closely resembles a Chelsea boot.
Several luxury lines are offering exotic skins this season. You will see snakeskin loafers, crocodile boots and other unusual finds to satisfy your quest for the exceptional. It remains to be seen if this trend will trickle down to more mainstream brands or sit firmly with luxury lines.
So, whether you are getting ready for the office, heading out to a beach resort, or staying local for a great night out, this season has great choices for your every style and mood. Enjoy the season – it’s both comfortable and stylish. At Cobbler Concierge, we consider that the ultimate win-win!
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