‘You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes’ – a mantra used by women worldwide and one that is taken (apparently) very, very seriously… so seriously we even came across an article titled ‘what a man’s shoes say about his relationship potential’ coming right to the top of a google search of said mantra. With that in mind you’ll want to ensure your feet are dressed to impress at all times, not just when smartening up, or at least you can use it as a great excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of trainers…
As one of the world’s most renowned sportswear brands, it goes without saying that Adidas are your go-to brand when showing off your impeccable trainer-taste. This season you can expect some exciting new colours and styles in the EQT Support ADV & RF as well as the X_PLR, perfect for fans of all things sports and street. For those who like to keep it clean and casual, new neutral shades in the iconic Gazelle and Stan Smith should be topping your pay-day wish list.
Clarks Originals have close to 200 years worth of expertise in creating shoes with ever-lasting quality; you know when you invest in a pair of Clarks you’ve got them for life. For this season, Clarks continue to produce their well-loved styles such as the Desert Boot, Desert London and Wallabe Boot in their usual colours, as well as new colourways in pastel shades. If your Clarks collection already consists of all the classics there are also some stand-out new styles to choose from, such as the innovative Trigenic Flex and the Desert Trek in hair suede.
It isn’t just sportswear giants like Adidas who know how to master sneaker-style, in fact, premium sneakers from brands such as Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren & Android Homme have been souring in popularity ever since the fashion world went mad for all things sports-luxe. Add a touch of high-end, Italian flair to your look when the occasion calls for a little more than a pair of worn-to-death Gazelles.
Barbour is a brand best known for its timeless, British-born outerwear that encompasses the values of rural-living, quality outfitting and functional designs. This time-honoured brand might not be the first that springs to mind when it comes to footwear however if you’re after a trusty shoe for smart-casual occasions, we highly recommend checking out Barbour footwear. Their new season arrivals put a modern twist on classic styles such as brogues and derby shoes with rubber, gripper tread soles.
POLO RALPH LAUREN
Donning the iconic Polo Ralph Lauren logo isn’t just reserved for the left-hand side of your chest, as an avid Ralph fan, you’ll want it on your feet too, not that we recommend double-ralphing in one look… The same promise of faultless quality that goes in to their clothing also applies to their minimalistic footwear range, making their shoes a trustworthy investment for your feet. If smart-sneakers are more your thing than sportswear styles, go for a pair of Ralph Lauren trainers.