A new pair of shoes can often be enough to revitalise old outfits. At this time of year, we often find ourselves rotating between a comfortable pair of sneakers and some classic boots. From old favourites to some new releases, check out our top footwear picks for men this month…
French brand Spring Court has been around for decades, crafting their own take on the classic tennis shoe style. The OLN Organic is featured in the brand’s new season collection. Made from an organically sourced goats leather, the sneakers look super clean, especially in this crisp white colourway. Lined with pigskin and with a ventilated outsole, these shoes not only look good but they’re comfortable too.
This is a classic style of boot that’s been given a modern touch thanks to Common Projects, who designed it exclusively for Mr Porter. The boots feature the signature gold stamping from the brand, but other than that remain very minimal and sleek. They’re made in Italy from Saffiano leather, which is a textured material and known for its high durability.
Buy: Mr Porter
The original Vans style, the Authentic is a timeless sneaker that’s as popular today as it was in the 60s when the brand started designing and manufacturing them. The iconic style features a low-top silhouette and the signature waffle sole, which delivers exceptional grip and traction. Available in a huge range of colours and designs, they’re the kind of sneakers that still look great when they’re old and worn in.
A staple come winter time, a good pair of suede Chelsea boots will give you years of wear. Grenson has been manufacturing footwear since the 19th century, so the brand definitely has its formula down. The Nolan Chelsea retains the classic silhouette and details of the timeless style, such as the elasticated side panels and tonal pull tab.
Buy: END Clothing
When you know you’re going to be on your feet all day, and you really need your shoes to hold up the whole time while ensuring you remain completely comfortable, these are the ones you want. Converse’s latest limited edition release has a striking mesh upper that delivers breathability, while Nike Hyperfuse technology and a Phylon outsole keep them lightweight and cushioned.
Part of Timberland’s Killington Sneakerboot Collection, the Killington Chukka features all the comfort and lightness of sneakers, with the durability and silhouette of a boot. It makes for a great year-round footwear option, just as easily worn in summer as they are in winter. The shoes are decked out with various technologies that enhance their comfort and support.
The classic tennis shoe has a simple silhouette that works well for most occasions and outfits. Nike’s Match Classic is a contemporary take on the style, featuring a suede upper with a small logo on the outside. As far as functional details go, and Nike is always great when it comes to functional details, the sneakers also feature a heel counter, which helps support your feet, plus small perforations on the front for breathability.
These are the kind of shoes that you can really, truly put through their paces, and know they’ll safely make it through. Red Wing has crafted the boots from triple stitched, double layered leather, as well as including a toe cap and leather heel pocket for sturdiness and durability.
Buy: Maple Store
Bradley by Clae is versatile and attractive with functional details. As far as sneakers go, it’s a terrific all-rounder. Crafted from full grain leather with a neoprene heel and flat nylon laces, this style is made to last. The rubber cupsole adds to its functionality while a molded EVA footbed keeps it breathable and comfortable over prolonged wear.
Buy: Lucky Cat
Set atop a crepe sole, Royal Republiq’s Cast Creep shoes are a sleek style that will get a tonne of use throughout the year. Their midcut silhouette and leather construction gives them the versatility to work well with many different outfits. The crepe sole delivers durability and comfort too.