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.
Summer is coming to an end, and while flip-flops and boat shoes may no longer be the appropriate footwear – you can still stay casual in some new sneakers. The PUMA Suede Classic Sneakers have a timeless look, come in a slew of colors, and won’t break the bank. I’ve been knocking around a pair for a few weeks and they’ve also proven to be extremely comfortable, even when you’re on your feet all day.
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.
Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the united states. These Sully Boat Shoes from Frye feature a smooth leather upper, flexible rubber sole, contrast stitching and grommeted lacing – and are available in brown, navy (shown), olive, tan, and rosewood. Even if you’re not going to be heading out to sea this summer, a pair of new boat shoes will be both stylish and comfortable in the warmer weather.
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.
If your new years resolution was to get in shape, it’s time to get up and do it. The purchase of a new cross-training shoe may help your inspiration, and it’s easy to forget what a difference new workout shoes make when you’ve been wearing your old beat up pair for some time. The New Balance Minimus Cross-Trainer is a thin and light shoe sturdy enough for the gym, but also great for running. With a minimal drop from heel to toe, they also enable neutral running.
There’s something to be said about simple and classic white sneakers. These throw-back style Puma RS High Leather Shoes feature dual leather uppers and a dual padded collar for a comfortable fit. Patent leather accents give these retro high-tops some additional flare and they’ll make for a great pair of casual shoes.
Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man, but even the most competitive athletes need to kick back and be comfortable from time to time – and that’s what Puma’s line of Bolt Lite Sneakers is all about. These shoes feature mesh uppers, cushy midsole, and injected rubber outsoles, making them light, comfortable, and breathable. Available in low and mid (shown above) styles and assortment of color options.