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Men’s Footwear Trends To Expect In 2021

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While in years gone by, menswear, in general, was stereotypically pretty dogmatic as a general standard, men’s fashion has fast taken a turn to be significantly less conservative and authoritative. Fortunately for men everywhere, the range of fashion trends is fast becoming almost as vast as that of women’s fashion. Gone are the bland days when men only had a handful of footwear options to lean on year-round. These days, the footwear trends for men are even overflowing into women’s fashion as a variety of “men’s” sneaker designs can be seen on the other side of the fashion spectrum. 

If you’re cleaning out your wardrobe or searching for the perfect selection of footwear to add to your collection, these 2021 men’s footwear fashion trends are a great option. While some of these trends may only last the year, others are likely to withstand the test of time, and some have already been dubbed timeless classics. 

Elevated Knit Sneakers

When it comes to men’s elevator shoes, the variety is exceptionally diverse, and the effects of a bit more height in the heal have proved rewarding in terms of comfort and overall style. However, this year, knitted elevator sneakers are taking over as this sneaker design embraces comfort as an element of style. The sneakers have an overall sporty vibe and can be worn with basically any casual or urban street style outfit out there. The extreme comfort these shoes have to offer also makes them great for morning jogs, workout sessions at the gym, or even a quick stop at the store, making them an undeniably practical choice for any man. 

Combat Boots

Combat boots have made a comeback in both men’s and women’s fashion trends. The most appealing aspect about combat boots in men’s fashion is that they offer a semi-casual yet fashion-forward look when pulling together an outfit. There are various ways to wear combat boots, and they generally go well with a pair of plain denim jeans, a casual or button-down shirt, and any jacket. There’s no denying the versatility of combat boots when it comes to fashion, and the overall durability of these boots suggests that they will stick around for years to come, so be sure to opt for quality when buying combat boots. 

High-Top Sneakers

High-top sneakers have been around for quite some time in urban and street fashion, and the trend has also taken over in women’s sneaker fashion recently. However, the general style of the sneaker remains the same while this year’s trends dictate and alter the designs. These days, color blocks or plain high-top sneakers are more prominent while overly colorful and pattern-packed designs are out. As these sneakers are a fashion statement, be sure to pair your outfits well to avoid your shoes pulling too much attention. When it comes to wearing high-top sneakers, a pair of track pants or trendy ripped jeans go well. However, there are various ways to wear the sneaker more casually, depending on the specifics of the shoe’s design.

Oxford Dress Shoes

Oxford dress shoes have long been considered a timeless staple that every man should have. You can wear these classic leather dress shoes to formal settings such as weddings or play your outfit down with a pair of jeans and a button-down shirt or even a golf shirt. However, it is best to invest in quality and opt for a brown pair and a black pair. If you are somewhat more daring, a camel pair of oxford dress shoes is a great way to make a statement. With that said, these dress shoes are available in almost every color nowadays. 

Leather Loafers

Leather loafers are another shoe trend that has proved its worth as a timeless wardrobe essential for men. These comfortable dress shoes are ideal for both formal and semi-formal occasions as their simplicity is their charm. You should invest in a brown shade this year as brown goes well with most outfits. While most men previously considered leather loafers to be a bit too casual to be worn with a suit, the trends of 2021 suggest that they are a prominent formal dress shoe that is definitely here to stay as a large number of men prefer the comfort of leather loafers over that of the classic oxford dress shoe. 

There are tons more footwear trends to look forward to in 2021, although these are the most prominent to date. While some more elaborate and attention dragging shoe trends of the year may seem appealing, most of them may not withstand the test of time and should be left for the trendsetting men that are daring enough to try out new styles this year.


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