With fall in full swing, it’s time to step it up on the shoe front. Shoes are a great way for men who may otherwise have a more conservative look, or don’t want to overthink what they’re wearing, to easily add style. This is one of the best seasons for men’s shoes — from bold colored loafers and two-tone boats shoes to new spins on old classics, here is the best in new footwear for fall.
Clae Ellington Concrete Perforated Leather Sneakers
These sneakers by Clae should win an award for being equally unique and sleek. More like a casual shoe than a traditional sneaker, they really stand out, but aren’t over the top. If you want to take a fashion risk, but don’t want to go all out, these kicks would be a great choice.
Cole Haan Cambridge Plain Oxfords
Elvis really should have recorded a song called “Don’t step on my Cole Haan Cambridge Plain Oxfords,” because they are the coolest blue suede shoes around. Misleadingly named, these oxfords are anything but plain. Made of rich blue suede with a brown heel, Cole Haan modernizes a classic look, making it way more bold and fun.
Sperry Men’s Bahama 2-Eye Leather Fleck Boat Shoes
It might be too cold to go boating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear boat shoes. Sperry, a brand that is perhaps best known for its boat shoes, has a cool two-toned pair for fall that will knock your socks off, literally (because you should never wear socks and boat shoes together). Comfortable and casual, these shoes were made for walking around on the weekends.
Ralph Lauren Woodford Suede Driver
Every man should own a pair of driving shoes even if he doesn’t have a car. This classic look combines style and function brilliantly. This season, Ralph Lauren’s Woodford Suede Drivers drive the look home. Available in four interesting, yet conservative colors, navy, smoke (a rich dark grey), loden (a striking olive), and snuff (a tobacco color), Lauren’s shoes can add a sophisticated touch to an otherwise casual outfit — even jeans and a t-shirt.
Pierre Hardy Surf City Leather High-Tops
High-Tops walk the line between boots and sneakers, but can sometimes look like you are wearing your leftover gym clothes. But, not Pierre Hardy’s Surf City Leather High-Top Sneakers. With their black wraparound laces, they’re better for the runway than for running. As a bonus, they feature a padded insole, so they’re super comfy. Who wouldn’t want to step into that?
Valentino Studded Leather Jodhpur Boots
You might not be a rockstar, but you’ll feel like one in Valentino’s Studded Leather Jodhpur Boots. Pair them with skinny jeans to a club or with slim-fit trousers for more of a daytime look. Either way, show off those studs and you’ll look like one too.
Monte Rosse Veneto Penny Loafer
Penny Loafers are everywhere this season. While this classic look can sometimes appear to be too safe an accessory choice, Monte Rosse has updated it with lots of punchy color choices, sure to make you stand out from the crowd. From baby blue to bright red and even beige suede (my personal favorite), these loafers don’t loaf around, bringing a splash of color to even the most monochromatic outfit.
Salvatore Ferragamo Monaco Suede Gancini Loafer
If you want to splurge on a pair of shoes that will look stylish forever this fall, Ferragamo’s Monaco Suede Gancini Loafers are it. Made in Italy, these brown suede shoes feature the designer’s signature logo plate as well as stone colored detailing. You can wear them with a suit to work or even to dress up jeans or khakis.