5 Shoes To Have For Summer 2019
Summer is fast approaching and, knowing this, it's time to expand on our shoe collection. In earlier times, when men just started to become involved in contemporary forms of fashion, there were more basic styles for us to choose from. We were limited to footwear such as sneakers, boots, and sandals. And while those types of shoes are necessary for a well-rounded wardrobe, fashion for the man has evolved in a way that has allowed for more variety. This blog post will be showing you 5 types of shoes that you are going to want to explore in order to have a more perfect wardrobe and an even better outfit for the Summer.
5. Doc Martens
Doc Martens is actually a brand that specializes in many forms of wear and accessories, most notably their footwear. Their footwear is distinguished by its air-cushioned sole (dubbed Bouncing Soles), upper shape, welted construction and yellow stitching. Doc Martens is the only brand named shoe represented on this list because unlike most other shoes, these shoes represent a unique ideal that many of us exhibit to this day; rebellion. Doc Martens took its claim to fame, in the years of punk rock and skater heads. The shoe expressed a rigid, uncontrollable nature that was symbolic of the true rebel. These days, however, the shoe has transformed into more a more fashion forward shoe, being worn by those of many fashion styles and creeds, thus stretching the artistic nature of the shoe.
Loafers are typically low, lace-less shoes. Because of the nature of the shoe, they are also referred to as slip-ons. Loafers are a special type of shoes because there is a list of loafers designs that one can wear to attain the look that they are going for. You can wear the tasseled loafer, which are loafers with tassels held in place on the front of the shoe. Or you can decide to wear the Belgian loafer, which utilizes the design of a bow sewn on the top. Or there is the Gucci loafer, which incorporates a horse bit style metal link on the top; this loafer style happens to be very popular in today's day and age.
3. Chelsea Boots
Chelsea Boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel. They often have a loop or tab of fabric on the back of the boot, enabling the boot to be pulled on. The Chelsea Boot is such a clean look. The style has a classy enough look to make anything you wear with it look upgraded. The boot has been around since the Victorian Era and variations of the boot can be seen on many Legendary figures, from the Beatles to Rolling Stones. They were typically worn by Mods, which was a subculture that started in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain, ultimately influencing fashion and style amongst other countries. The shoes were typically worn with tailored suits, the those that donned the style were considered Modernists, hence the name. These days the shoe is provides a flawless look to any outfit and is a true classic.
Espadrilles are casual, flat, but sometimes high-heeled, shoes. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of esparto rope. The esparto rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille. Espadrilles have been an underrated shoes even to this day, but when a pair is worn, it speaks boldly on that person's ability to take this shoe and make it their own. That is this shoe's superpower; It gives a person the ability to make this shoe their own. the cloth top of the shoe can vary widely in design, allowing for the shoes to artistically represent the man.
Mules are a style of shoe that has no back or constraint around the foot's heel. The mule has been around for centuries, originally as dormitory shoe, they were meant for inside purposes and were not to be used in public. But mules have changed in the way that they are worn, expanding on their style and purpose. They are creative footwear and are really pushing themselves as a prominent shoe in today's market, with the unique quality of the shoe being tailored to men. The mule has always been worn by women, but this style of shoe is allowing for the expansion of the man's ability to creatively express himself through it, thus further defining his fashion tastes in addition to himself.
Grab all 5 of these styles while you can. And if it's hard to choose, then the sartorial powers that be have made it easier on us by combining many of these styles together into a hybrid shoe.
Doc Marten Loafer
Doc Marten Chelsea Boot
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