Your Foolproof Guide to Men’s Winter Footwear
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Your Foolproof Guide to Men’s Winter Footwear

You’ve probably got a couple more months before you can get by with your favorite sandals again, but while it’s chilly outside, there are plenty of great new footwear trends to enjoy this winter. We’ve put together a guide of some of the latest styles so you can put your best foot forward despite the chilly weather. 

Warm, Sensible Mules 

If you’re really missing our favorite summer sandals, compromise with a pair of warm, sensible mules that let your feet feel a bit of freedom. Both Gucci and Fendi and Steve Madden have a great line of mules for your consideration. Wear them with socks when the weather is cold, and if you have a warmer day, you can always wear them sock-free. Style them with a pair of black stretch jeans and a black shirt for a lean, elegant look. You can also add them to black trousers and an Oxford shirt to elevate your work style. 

High Tops for a Low-Key Look

Versace Jeans Couture hi-top sneakers - Black

Versace Jeans Couture hi-top sneakers - Black


When you need something a bit warmer than sneakers, high tops are the on-trend winter alternative you’ll want to try this season. GQ suggests you style retro high tops along with retro tube socks and a pair of cropped trousers and you’ll have a look that’s perfect for running errands or hanging out at a pub with the guys. 

Furry Birkenstocks to Wear at Home

For a low-key look while you’re kicking around at home, you’ll definitely want to give furry Birkenstocks a try. Shearling-lined Birkenstocks may not be suitable for a day at the office, but they’re perfectly cozy when you want something warm on your feet. Add a pair of heavy socks, and your toes will be toasty all day long, whether you’re hanging with the guys at home or kicking back for a movie night in front of the fireplace with someone you love. 

Hiking Boots are Hot 

From Giorgio Armani to Louis Vuitton, hiking boots and other hiking apparel were hot on the runways. Function meets fashion in these hybrid hiking boots, and they aren’t just for heading out into the great outdoors – they look great with work wear or add a touch of toughness to a three-piece suit. Make the investment in a quality pair, and you’ll be wearing them with everything this winter. 

Other hiking-themed pieces you may want to add to your winter wardrobe include oversized nappa backpacks and thick puffer jackets

Cowboy Footwear is On-Trend

According to GQ, cowboy-esque footwear is also on trend this winter, and cowboy style boots were seen on the runways in Paris, London, and Milan. From shining white boots to snakeskin options, you can find them in many different colors and materials. 

If you’re looking for ways to style the cowboy boots, take a look at celebrities like Jason Statham, Prince William, Hugh Jackman, and Blake Shelton, and you’ll see they look great styled with anything from blue jeans to a suit.

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