Shoe Trends for the Spring

Spring is in full effect. With a change of season comes a change of wardrobe. Spring is the time to change the game. Over the past year we have seen a trend with men’s fashion, a pop of color. Footwear is no exception. There is a twist on the classic Oxford with a hint of color around the sole to solid bold color moccasins. Also, the sneaker has been re-introduced with a refreshing take on the classic prep vibe. Check out these trends below.

The Loafer

imageIf you are looking for a shoe that takes your look from mediocre to refined, get a loafer. The loafer is a staple in office attire and has more recently been making an appearance on the casual scene. Couple these with a pair of dark washed cuffed jeans and a blazer and you are ready for a night out. We decided to keep it traditional and go with the Cole Haan ‘Pinch’ Tassel Loafer. The gathered stitching and tassel give this shoe vintage appeal.

 

imageThe Driver

Similar to the loafer, the driver offers a quick upgrade to a casual look. Drivers have a different sole quality, which adds a bit more comfort. The sole is similar to a gym shoe adding a bit more traction. This shoe is perfect to throw on during the weekend while driving around running errands (hence the name).  The 1901 “Torino” Perforated Driver is a great addition to your closet. It flexible, light, and easy to wear, which is everything you would look for in a driver. It also has a horse bit clasp detail, which elevates the style.

 

 

The Oxford

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The oxford is another classic look that has transitioned from the office to the weekend, making them a must-have this spring. Although the oxford comes in a plethora of styles and colors, the one that made our list is the Cole Haan ZeroGrand No Stitch Oxford. This shoe is everything you could want for the spring; it is light and airy. However, the best feature on this oxford is the EVA sole with deep treads. The traction on this shoe makes it perfect for rainy days. Weather conditions do not have to overshadow your style.

 

 

 

imageThe Sneaker

Sneakers are the ultimate casual shoe and every man needs a pair that is not designated for the gym. With so many sneaker styles there is a lot to choose from. We chose one the Supra Hammer featured in charcoal grey suede and tan speckled sole. Supras were originally known as skater shoes, but this style is nothing short of refined. These are a great pair of kicks to match with a buttoned-up shirt and leather motorcycle jacket for those chilly spring days.

Ellandrea McKissack

Budding Journalist and Full-time visionary. Ellandrea is a Chicago native and proud University of Iowa Hawkeye. She has written for publications in print and on-line covering many topics from food, to fashion, to fitness, to love and beyond. She prides herself on pursuing all of what life has to offer.

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