When it comes to men's spring shoe styles, you'll want a balance of comfort, functionality, and style. Spring is a season of transition, so it's a great time to experiment with a variety of footwear that suits different occasions. Julius Marlow has developed this guide to help you navigate the world of men's spring shoe fashion and a range of styles we recommend.
1. The Loafer
Spring is the season for loafers! Leather loafers are a perfect choice for smart-casual or business-casual attire. They are easy to slip on and off, making them a great choice for spring.
Penny loafers are named after the strap detail on the bridge of the shoe that has a slot to hold a coin. This timeless and versatile slip-on style is great for pairing with chinos or even light-coloured suits. Our favourite twist on this classic style, with a thicker sole for all-day wear, is Chaotic. It has all the class with double the comfort.
If you're looking for a more trend-forward and playful option, a tassel loafer is the perfect option. A bit more stylish, tassel loafers can add a touch of sophistication to your outfit and provide an upper hand to the fashion-conscious man. Lingo in Black or Brown, with its sleek profile and smooth leather upper, is a great way to dip your toe into fashion shoes.
2. The White Sneaker
Sneakers are a versatile and essential part of any man's spring wardrobe. You can dress them up or down and they come in various styles, from classic to trendy. Consider a classic white sneaker as your go-to spring staple. A timeless choice, white sneakers go with almost any outfit.
3. The Boat Shoe
Boat shoes are a classic option for the spring and summer seasons. They are comfortable and perfect for achieving a casual, preppy look. You can easily style them with shorts or long pants, with or without socks. Our favourite boat shoe this season is Lateral in Navy; with contrasting white outsole and laces, it is perfect for those looking for a more adventurous style to take to the seas.
For the ultimate casual comfort and style, particularly during the warmer months, our take on the boat style is an open. Often hand-woven due to the complexity of designs, a huarache shoe brings an effortless charm to any smart-casual outfit. This season, our top pick is the slip-on Levee in a rich, dark tan. For a lace-up option, Walker offers the softest leather uppers and cushioned insoles, allowing you to look and feel comfortable at the same time.
4. The Leather Lace Up
If you're looking to simplify your wardrobe, it all starts with the perfect shoes. A well chosen leather lace up can serve all of your needs. They have the power to effortlessly take you from the office to the weekend, making you feel confident and stylish every step of the way.
Versatile colours are key. A neutral tan, like the Zen lace-up shoe from our unlined dress shoe collection, provides enhanced breathability, especially as the weather gets warmer. On the other hand, a light grey colour, such as the Astral shoe, can be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
5. The Boot
Not just for colder months, an ankle boot can see you through any season year round. Look for style with a cushioned insole and a thick, durable sole that can provide comfort and traction, even on the longest days. Opt for understated detailing and versatile colours that can complement any outfit.
Classics are classics for a reason, and a beloved Chelsea boot is a must-have in any wardrobe. Our Aviator style, with its supple burnished finish, can be dressed up with a suit or dressed down with a pair of jeans. For a sleeker profile, check out the Zander dress boot from our unlined leather shoe collection.
Tips for Spring Shoes
- Style: Get the right look and design of shoe that you feel confident wearing. Seek our subtle unique details
- Craftsmanship: Spring can bring warm days; opt for shoes made from breathable natural leather, made to last
- Colour: Embrace spring by adding some colour to your footwear. Rich tans, light browns, and earthy tones work well during this season.
- Feel: Keep comfort in mind. Ensure the shoes fit well and provide support for your feet.
- Versatility: Choose shoes that can be dressed up or down to maximize their use across different occasions.
- Care: Take care of your shoes by cleaning and storing them properly, as spring weather can be unpredictable.
Remember, personal style and comfort should guide your choices. Experiment with different mens leather styles to find what suits your taste and lifestyle best. A well-chosen pair of shoes can complete your spring look and elevate your overall style.
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