Dress shoes are often a tough call. Cheaper pairs fall apart quickly, and expensive pairs, well… they’re expensive. I’ve had a few pairs of Johnston and Murphy Shoes and they’ve held up well. Very reasonably priced at $155, the J&M Conard Cap Toe is sharp, well made, and comfortable. I recently got a pair of these and have already begun to rack up the compliments, definitely a great bang-for-your-buck dress shoe with plenty of style.
Even though from where I’m sitting (New York) it’s 15 degrees and snowing, a change of season is still inevitable – and odds are, your beat up winter shoes aren’t going to look so hot come spring. The Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip incorporates classic wingtip leather uppers with a bold and flexible sole – providing additional support and a splash of modern fun. Nike Lunarlon Technology is also imbedded into that fashionable sole for ultimate comfort.
If this nasty winter got the best of your dress shoes and you’re looking for a fun replacement for spring – check out these Ellington Wingtip Oxfords by Johnston & Murphy. With suede uppers and bright color laces and accents, they maintain the classic wingtip style while adding a dash of casual attitude. Available in over ten color combinations, you can choose exactly how bright and bold you want to be.
Three-hundred and fifty bucks may be a lot to drop on a pair of shoes, but you can’t put a price on looking sharp. If you want to walk into a meeting feeling like a modern day Don Draper, your feet will need to look as good as the rest of your outfit. Made in the US with rich calfskin leather, the Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue Oxfords are a sophisticated dress shoe with a perforated brogue-style cap-toe. Plus, if they get worn down – they can be completely refurbished by Allen Edmonds for $125.
When buying a pair of men’s dress shoes, it often pays to splurge a bit as cheaper pairs tend to fall apart quickly. Made with a soft upper leather and fully lined with leather, the the Cole Haan Air Madison Wingtip Oxford shoe also features concealed Nike Air technology for additional comfort. Plus, they can be resoled so even if you wear out the rubber – they can easily become your nicest shoes again. They will however, set you back $248 bucks.
Established in 1892, Florsheim shoes are known for their style, comfort and high quality workmanship. Pictured above is The Covden, a sleek lace-up dress shoe built with a Goodyear welt so it can be resoled down the road. The Covden shoe features a calfskin leather upper, sheepskin lining, and notched heel. The Covden is priced at $180, but Florsheim offers a range of styles and price points starting around $80 – and through the link below you can save $20.