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The 24 Best Shoes for Every Occasion

Sneakers, trainers, dress shoes and slip-ons.

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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.

Canvas Sneakers


This classic style has been the definition of casual footwear for decades.


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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

Trainers


Understated trainers to any laid-back outfit.


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Classic Leather SM by Reebok $79

MRL996DP by New Balance $125

Flyknit Racer by Nike $159

Marathon Trail Sneakers by Spalwart $290

Leather Sneakers


The canvas sneaker, refined: these kicks are appropriate in most any setting.


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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

Dress Shoes


The complement to every pair of casual shoes in your closet.


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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

Slip-On Shoes


Easy on, easy off.


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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

Casual Shoes


Good for the easy-going office or a weekend around the city.


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Wallabee by Clarks $109

Weekender Oxford by Red Wing Heritage $220

Crepe Sole Derby by AMI $359

Drew Suede Derby by Grenson $400

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