Far from just a means to cover your feet, shoes in today’s fashion world can make or break an outfit! Why not change up your shoes game with a pair of fashionable casual shoes? Excelling in both style and functionality, shopping for casual shoes for men can be rather confusing given the sheer variety of brands and types of footwear available. To get you started, here are a couple of favourites including Timberland men’s smart casual shoes, Adidas sneakers and Dr Martens men’s casual boots!
The best casual shoes for men
1. Timberland Men’s CityRoam Cupsole Basic Ox
Need men’s smart casual shoes that balance comfort and style? Expanding beyond its humble construction boots beginnings, Timberland Men’s CityRoam Cupsole Basic Ox (available on Timberland Official Store) blurs the line between sneakers and casual shoes for men. This is thanks to its premium full-grain leather and fabric materials that elevate the shoe above competing sneakers. Comfort-wise, this Timberland shoe has incorporated an AeroCore energy system for impact cushioning and a breathable mesh lining. The end result is a men’s smart casual shoe that complements any social occasion!
2. FILA Disruptor II
Contrary to today’s sneaker culture of slim silhouettes, the FILA Disruptor II (available on FILA Official Store) stays true to its name with its bold retro inspired design! While such a chunky and outrageous appearance might polarise sneakerheads, it’s undeniable that the Disruptor II is built with quality in mind. The ultra thick rubber outsole grants wearers better grip and stability compared to regular sneakers while the midsole is designed to be both durable and lightweight. Overall, this would make a nice addition to any shoe collection given its reasonable price and unique aesthetic!
3. Converse Chuck 70 Ox
Ready for a blast from the past when it comes to casual shoes for men? Converse’s Chuck 70 Ox (available on Converse Official Store) will certainly win you over with its modernised take on the old-school Chuck design! To stay true to its roots, the shoe maintains its original silhouette to enhance its vintage charm. These include the high gloss eyelets and 1970’s Converse All Star logo on its heels. Converse has also doubled down on comfort levels by using premium organic canvas and 35mm rubber heel taping! This winning combination will make you reach for the Chuck 70 Ox for any casual occasion.
4. New Balance 574S
From minimalist designs to bold patterns, New Balance takes great pride in showcasing their best-selling pair of casual shoes for men! Investing in a pair of 574S (available on New Balance SG Official Store) will grant you a good balance of comfort and style as New Balance incorporates its proprietary ENCAP sole technology for increased support and stability along with a mix of suede leather and mesh to provide breathability and style. It’s no wonder fans have been rocking these New Balance shoes since its original launch in the 1980s!
5. Adidas NMD
With a staggering number of colourways and nods to previous Adidas sneaker models, Adidas NMDs are legendary in today’s pool of casual shoes for men. They are also consistently in high demand among sneakerheads! For each of these men’s sneakers, the German designers have refrained from making a carbon copy of past models. Instead, they incorporate elements from the Micro Pacer, Ultraboost and Primeknit models! Striking a perfect balance of quality materials with premium workmanship, NMDs feel as good as they look and are continually pushing creative boundaries. These sleek NMD_R1s (available on adidas Official Store) incorporate both style and comfort and will especially a treat for Star Wars fans.
6. Nike Flyknit Racer
Renowned for their eye-catching design, Nike Flyknit Racers (available on SneakersClinic) remain a popular choice when it comes to casual shoes for men! Featuring feet-hugging Flyknit material and a bold style that pairs well with joggers and denim, the Flyknit Racers will grant you an unmatched level of air flow and weightlessness. Regardless if you’re doing some light running or heading out to town, you’ll enjoy the comfort and versatility provided by this popular Nike shoe model!
7. Clarks Step Urban Lo
When it comes to men’s smart casual shoes that can complete any look, few options can rival the Clarks’ Step Urban Lo (available on Clarks Singapore Official Store)! Despite looking like something you’d identify from a men’s loafer collection, these lace-up sneakers grant men the best of both worlds by offering comfort and style to wearers. This is because the Clarks Step Urban Lo is a Cloudstepper that relies on Cushion Soft technology and OrthoLite foam inlay to make each step feel extra light!
8. Adidas Stan Smith
Hailed as one of the most influential sneakers of all time, Adidas Stan Smiths (available on adidas Official Store) have exploded in popularity recently and remain a respectable option in the world of casual shoes for men! Winning over the masses with its elegant lines and low profile design, these men’s sneakers have even been endorsed by stars like Ellen Degeneres and Pharrell Williams. Since its reintroduction in 2014, numerous variations have popped up on the market, from suede and knit versions to featuring a limited edition Star Wars photo print — as in the model pictured above!
9. Vans Old Skool
It’s impossible to talk about men’s smart casual shoes without mentioning Vans Old Skool (available on Sports-Zone Official Store)! Adored by fans for its affordability and sheer range of designs, this classic piece of skate wear debuted the famous Jazz Stripe. It’s perfect for guys looking for casual shoes for men while on a budget. Given their wide range of stylish colours and limited edition patterns, you’ll definitely find a pair that fits your dress style!
10. Dr. Martens 1640 Boots
Sporting welted construction, smooth leather design and characteristic yellow stitching along the edges, Dr. Martens 1460 boots (available on Dr. Martens Singapore Official Store) are a common sight among today’s streetwear enthusiasts! Given the brand’s rich history, these men’s boots have garnered a large following over the years for their classy yet rugged aesthetic. But it’s not all just about the looks here. Their unique air-cushioned ‘Bouncing Soles’ guarantee comfort and give your feet the necessary support for a full day of wear.
Walking the talk with these stylish casual shoes for men
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