Mens shoe guide

mens shoe guide

It’s the 21st century and we can all admit, it’s not only girls who love a good pair of shoes. After all, they’re an important part of your look. With so many styles available you want to make sure you’re getting bang for your buck when spending your hard earned cash  – to keep you on the right path we’ve got some tips for you below;


Work, work, work, sometimes it feels like you spend your whole life in the office. Therefore work shoes are an important part of your wardrobe. Our stylists suggest that you go for a plain black or tan lace up shoe for the daily grind, these versatile shoes will look great with every colour of suit.

*Top Tip – It doesn’t hurt to invest in quality, so think about your cost per wear. If you’re wearing the shoes 5 days out of 7 then consider spending up to a premium range like Loake or Barker – you will get durability and comfort in return.

mens barker shoes


Day out with lads? Hitting the pub after a long week? The shoe for you is a trusty brogue! The classic (slightly retro) style is always a win when it comes to finishing off a casual look – especially jeans! Add an extra punch of personality with a contrast colour/fabric brogue.

tan contrast brogues


Just because you are about to embark on a flight doesn’t mean you can’t look great. Despite this, comfort is paramount, no-ones sitting on a lengthy flight wearing oxford shoes unless needs must. Grab a pair of cool and comfortable boat shoes or a lightweight loafer to see you through the flight and not put any dampers on your travels!

boat shoes


Look sharp boys! Don’t let your shoes let you down when attending a formal event. We recommend a smart black dress shoe, the definitive of dapper! Go patent for fancier events and to add some extra class to your look.

dress shoes

Outdoors and Sports

Heading out to get a little adventurous? Remember boys…wearing the wrong shoes can totally ruin your day – nothing worse than uncomfortable footwear! Keep it casual and sturdy, get yourself a good pair of trainers for walking or jogging and you’ll feel all the difference. Waterproof is always a bonus living in the UK too!

converse trainers

Now you know how to style your shoes with your outfit, it’s time to prove it…share your pics with us on Instagram or Twitter @Slaters1973 #suitupinstyle.



    I’m a Slater fan. Great choice, great prices

  • David C Jefferies


    Thanks for this helpful information. I just wish that I could drop into Slaters Birmingham, as I used to. Now that I have moved to France I very much miss having smart well fitting clothing (at the right price) on my doorstep.
    I am looking forward to seeing you all again on my next visit to Birmingham

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