Shoes are often an outfit’s focal point. Whether or not you want them to be, they’re statements about your aesthetics, personality, disposition and, at times, income. Since you can tell a lot about a person from their shoes, a good pair is your most important accessory — so stock up and lace up (or slip on) the right way.
This classic style has been the definition of casual footwear for decades.
1970s Chuck Taylor All Star by Converse $85
Grounder by Todd Snyder + PF Flyers $130
Canvas Sneakers by Maison Kitsuné $195
Skagway by Visvim $460
Understated trainers to any laid-back outfit.
Classic Leather SM by Reebok $79
MRL996DP by New Balance $125
Flyknit Racer by Nike $159
Marathon Trail Sneakers by Spalwart $290
The canvas sneaker, refined: these kicks are appropriate in most any setting.
OG Old Skool LX by Vans Vault $99
The Royal Suede Sneakers by Greats $170
Original Achilles Sneakers by Common Projects $410
Suede Sneakers by Feit $520
The complement to every pair of casual shoes in your closet.
Dylan Wingtip Brogues by Grenson $380
Chetwynd Brogues by Church’s $745
Chelsea Oxfords by Edward Green $1,220
City II Oxfords by John Lobb $1,340
Easy on, easy off.
Slip On by Shoes Like Pottery $129
Vass Sneakers by Saturdays NYC $160
Garda Slip On by Diemme $295
Summer Walk Loafers by Loro Piana $750
Good for the easy-going office or a weekend around the city.
Wallabee by Clarks $109
Weekender Oxford by Red Wing Heritage $220
Crepe Sole Derby by AMI $359
Drew Suede Derby by Grenson $400