5 Shoes Every Man Should Own – According To 5 SA Personalities!

What you choose to put on your feet actually reflects something about you, whether it be style, personality or fashion trends. Plus, it’s been reported that women judge men’s shoes twice as much as men judge women’s shoes — so guys, it pays to step up your footwear game.

We asked 5 of South Africa’s well-known individuals what shoes they reckon every man should own.

Cap-Toe OxfordsThe Oxford shoe is a must-have in any man’s closet. Perfect in black or brown leather, it can be worn with your suit and at times really sharp denim if you’re going for a business casual look.“I needed the perfect shoe for my upcoming wedding, and luckily Dune London made that decision very easy for. They are comfortable and stylish, and my groomsmen and I had a blast trying out shoes in-store.” – Professional Sevens Rugby Player, Stephan Dippenaar

Shopping with his groomsmen, one of which is Sevens Player, Chris Dry.

Day-to-day Trainers

Trainers and sneakers will undoubtedly provide solid comfort, but it’s the ease of making them coordinate to nearly all your clothes that is key. With today’s styles and colour ranges, you’re in for a real sneaker treat.

“I am always looking for comfortable trainers for  my day-to-day activities, and I found that in my Adidas trainers. They have an amazing variety and they are so comfortbale. I even play golf in them.” – Professional Rugby Player, Steven Kitshoff

 Leather Chukka Boots

Because sometimes you want something a little bit dressed up. But not too dressed up.  Perfect with everything from jeans to suits, and appropriate for every occasion. 

“I love these boots. I would recommend you wear a pair of bright coloured socks, to mix it up a bit” – Professional Rugby Player, Elton Jantjies

High-Top Sneakers

Streetwear followers stay on top of what’s the new cool shoe for guys. Chances are it’ll be some highly coveted pair of kicks. Every guy needs a pair of statement sneakers to add to his array of footwear.

“They’re called classics for a reason. I own about 30 pairs of sneakers ranging from Balenciaga, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.” – Professional Rugby Player, Lionel Mapoe

Chelsea Boots

Some of the best casual shoes for men include a reliable pair of Chelsea boots. Depending on the material, these shoes can come off dressy or be very casual. “They’re incredibly comfortable but still offer a sophisticated look, and can be dressed up or down. I opted for a grey pair to give me more variety and go for something different” –  Actor, Loyiso MacDonald

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Whether it’s a wedding, golf day or a trip to your local hang out spot, make sure you’re kitted out In kick-ass kicks.

With a variety of footwear stores around South Africa, you’re sure to find something to suit your every mood and need.

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Fashion Editor I am a stylist and have worked with many celebrities. Magazines are a great platform to inform people on styling and fashion trends. Fashion gives freedom to people and allows them to be who they want to be. I loves to help readers to look as stylish as they can be, regardless of their body type, skin colour etc. It’s a great feeling to have knowing, that in helping someone choose an outfit, you’re also helping them feel more confident. When I'm not busy being a fashion editor I can be found designing and drawing.

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