With an influx of new trends every season, it’s hard to keep up with which shoes are essential to own. There are some footwear styles that stay strong season to season — staple items with an appeal that lasts. These shoes are key items that lend themselves perfectly to many outfits and essential to any man’s closet.
A year-round option, the Chelsea boot is a timeless look with a smooth, laceless upper and an elastic strip down the ankle. This boot’s minimal aesthetic offers a versatile charm that can be shown off the with cuffed trousers and looks just as polished when tucked in.
A.P.C. Simeon leather Chelsea boots, $510; Net-a-porter.com
A timeless classic, the oxford effortlessly enhances any look. This style originated in the United Kingdom over 300 years ago and is just as sleek today. Whether with a traditional finish or brogues, the oxford can be worn with both casual and professional wear.
Church’s Dubai Polished-Leather Oxford Shoes, $650; Net-a-porter.com
Church’s Toronto Cap-Toe Leather Oxford Brogues, $650; Net-a-porter.com
Though simple, a canvas sneaker is an essential shoe. This style can come as a slip-on or with laces and adds an easy finish to any outfit, and its subtle appeal will never go out of style.