Women Want to See You Wearing: Men's Spring Footwear
Put a spring in your step
Let’s hear it for…Guys’! Spring! Shoes!
Okay okay, so you’re not going to hear that cheer in a stadium setting anytime soon, but I’ve got enough enthusiasm for footwear to at least fill the student section.
Here’s what I love about shopping for shoes, and it’s true for both men and women:
1) You don’t have to take any of your clothes off. Now, I’m no never-nude but changing out of your regular clothes to try on clothes you just have to change back out of EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY THEM is somehow 1,000x worse than any other kind of changing (ranked, best: changing into pajamas; worst: changing into workout clothes)
2) It’s very rare that a shoe can make you feel fat, or ugly, or too short, or too tall, meaning: no matter how bad the lighting or mall store mirrors, you’ll probably feel like a million bucks in whatever you try on.
So if you’re not ready to start shopping for 7” shorts, or short-sleeve button-ups, consider starting your spring wardrobe update from the ground up. A fresh pair of kicks (or six) will make you feel ready to take on any weather…and any clothes shopping trip.
Below, team SG’s roundup of the shoes they want to see on your feet this season. Happy to let us do even more of the hard work for you when it comes to spring shopping? Check out our picks for spring fragrance and jackets.
Below, the men’s spring footwear we love:
Gabi: cool sneakers
Step out of your comfort zone, literally, with a pair of bold sneakers for spring. There’s nothing like a guy who’s not afraid to show some personality with his footwear. Think Jason Sudeikis wearing Jordans to the Oscars. Hey, if it works for Olivia Wilde…
Brit: white sneakers
The good thing about clean white sneaks? There’s so many cool choices to choose from, it’s almost impossible to take a wrong style step. The bad thing? White sneakers get dirty. Sometimes, to the point of no return. If your current pair is ready to be retired, consider these stylish updates on a classic pair.
Taylor: desert boots
Look no further than your footwear when you want to give your spring wardrobe a kick of color. If you’ve already got a pair in standard tan or brown, adding blue suede desert boots to your repertoire will feel like dating a woman who wears your mother’s perfume – strangely comforting.
Hitha: driving mocs
My husband wears these on the weekends and swears by their comfort. I love them because they look good even if he’s wearing his rattiest pair of chinos (which he loves). It’s really a win-win.
Look, I love a sneaker (and a moc and a boat shoe) on a guy as much as the next gal, but sometimes you still have to get dressed up. I love the contrast EVA midsole and rubber sole on this pair of brown derbys; they feel fresh and cool and modern. Perfect for spring.
Jen: sturdy boat shoe
This shoe feels like the cool older brother of an awkward teen protagonist in an 80’s movie. Wearing them will make you look good without making you look like you’re trying hard to look good. And what guy doesn’t want that?
WHAT SHOE PUTS A SPRING IN YOUR STEP THIS SEASON?