Whether you dress up for work every day or just need something new for all the spring and summer weddings you’ve been invited to, shopping for dress shoes doesn’t have to be stressful. There are a lot of options out there, and a lot look very similar to each other, so we’ve done a little bit of leg work for you and narrowed things down. We’ve got everything from your uber dressy black tie (optional) wedding shoe, to a casual pair for dinner on your next vacation (or staycation).
There are a variety of modern and on-trend dress shoes that are currently available on the market, such as brogues, wingtips, and loafers. Some provide extra comfort for those long days on your feet at the office. Others are weatherproof and waterproof protecting you from those unexpected spring showers on your daily commute. And finally, there are those statement dress shoes with unique details that are perfect for the theater, a night out with your lady, or an evening soiree.
But, how do you narrow down the options? When it comes to dress shoes, price point is important. However, making an investment in the right shoe could seamlessly take you through each season without significant wear and tear.
We have conducted our research and compiled a list of our favorite dress shoes for men. (We’ve also compiled lists of the best shoes for women, and sneakers for women and men this season.)
The bottom line is, dress shoes are an investment. You’ll wear them for years to many different events with many different ensembles, so making the right choice is important.
Cole Haan ‘Warren’ Cap Toe Derby
Derby shoes are a timeless classic and are perfect to wear to the office. This stylish shoe is designed for comfort with Cole Haan’s proprietary Grand OS technology. The shoe features a lace up style, cap toe, and a cushioned rubber sole. It comes in two colors, Black and British Tan Leather.
Magnanni Marco Monk Strap Loafer
Looking for a convenient and striking shoe to wear on your upcoming interview? Then, consider this fashionable loafer from Magnanni. The shoe features unique stitching and an antique finish buckle closure. Crafted in leather, the shoe provides a flexible fit for added comfort.
Gucci Donnie Bit Loafer
For the guy who appreciates luxury, this Gucci shoe is a great option. Designed by the coveted Gucci fashion house, this pair of loafers is crafted in supple Italian leather. The shoe features a charming signature ‘GG’ placed on the upper band. The band either comes in solid colors or features the signature Gucci grosgrain ribbon.
Ted Baker London Daiinos Chukka Boot
Looking for something a little non –traditional to wear to the office or on weekends with casual pants? Then, you might want to consider this Chukka Boot from Ted Baker. Ideal for the cooler spring temps, this boot features a square toe, multi-colored lace soles and an OrthoLite cushioned sole. The shoe comes in both Black and Sand Suede.
Hugo Boss Highline Patent Leather Loafers
Looking for a statement shoe? This sleek shoe by Hugo Boss has an eye-catching design and a luxe appeal. Wear it with a fresh suit or pair with trousers for a night on the town. The shoe features patent leather upper, leather lining, and webbing strap detail at instep. And you won’t see many other guys wearing this pair – this shoe is part of 100% Bloomingdales exclusive collection.
To Boot New York Anton Brogue Cap Toe Oxfords
This dapper shoe can be worn on a number of occasions, including your best buddy’s upcoming wedding. To Boot New York is known for its quality craftsmanship and elegant silhouettes. The shoe features an almond cap toe, brogue detail at the forefront, and a lace-up style. According to reviewers, the shoe runs large so you may want to consider sizing down. On sale for $425.
Wolf & Shepherd Gambit Double-Monk
A double monk strap is stylish and sophisticated. A classic way to pull together a polished look. This pair sports an instant-forming memory foam footbed for maximum comfort. Wolf & Shepherd Gambit Double-Monk on sale for $365