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7 Types of Shoes Every Man Needs to Own in 2022

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The year is 2022, not 1984.

Are you still stuck on those pair of old wellington boots? It's time for an upgrade, please.

Here are seven shoes you should be rocking in 2022. Thank me later...

1. Brown Loafers

The traditional slip-on footwear for adults is the loafer. They successfully combine high-end fashion with an understated desire to have fun. The 1950s' premier shoe is currently the newest addition to your walk-in closet.

Cool, cozy, and casual, loafers can be dressed up or down. You typically wear loafers in the summer, but hey, who says you can't wear them all year round? Loafers look wonderful when paired with a sport coat and denim or chinos, although they are not intended to be worn with a complete suit. You can opt for leather or suede, tassel or penny.

Less formal than lace-ups, loafers are available in a variety of shades including black, navy, and even bright red or green for the daring. I advise brown shoes for the most adaptability. You could choose suede or leather.

In the summer, loafers are a must-have. The timeless weekend shoe is cozy, simple to put on, and very fashionable.

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2. Chelsea Boots

The Chelsea boot is the ideal example of how casual and professional can coexist. They're a great way to update your look since they sit in between dress shoes and boots. Choose suede boots for everyday wear, pointed boots for Friday night cocktails, and leather Chelsea boots for formal events (most popular and highly versatile).

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Brown brogues

Brown brogues will become an instant classic in any man's shoe collection. It can be worn for a variety of occasions and still look great. Can you handle this? The leather straps of brogues are distinguished by special punching or artistic perforations.

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A pair of complete brogues (wingtips) in a tan or cognac color will show off your refined taste. Keep in mind that a pair like these will attract attention, so if you're not used to the spotlight, you may want to choose a deeper brown with less broguing. This will be a great first step into the world of brogues and will provide you with many styling possibilities with anything from jeans to chinos to wool pants.

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4. Trainers

You may sometimes require a pair of shoes that are simple to put on and go. You use shoes like this to persevere through challenging days. Of course, you don't have to limit these sneakers to the realm of errands—paired with a pair of joggers, trainers may also serve as the foundation of a killer laid-back, casual Saturday look.

Although any running or training shoes fall under the category of "trainers," we're going to focus on the stylish side of things. We won't address specialized footwear for sports since it is a whole separate topic. Everyone needs a pair of sneakers that have a casual vibe yet maintain a crisp sense of elegance. Almost every outfit looks good with a basic pair of sneakers. Get any and enjoy wearing it with parachute pants, shorts, chinos, or even jeans.

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5. Dress Boots

If you have a pair of dress boots in your wardrobe, you can easily make yourself appear like the best-dressed man in the room at the next wedding you attend. Dress boots are a bit less common than other types of boots. Not that you want to steal the show from the groom, but you will.

Dress boots are somewhat higher than regular dress shoes, keep you cozy by encircling your ankles, and often provide greater insulation.

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6. Oxford

Low heels and a closed lacing system define oxford shoes. And it's the latter of these things that gives them their very unique but chic appearance.

They are ideal for workplace wear, black tie (the less elaborate varieties), and smart-casual occasions. They're also available in a variety of forms. When you want to seem respectable, the Oxford should always be your first choice.

They are an obvious choice for inclusion on this list due to their flexibility.

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7. Service Boots

Do you want to seem tough? You do, of course. In light of the fact that service boots are based on military boots worn by service personnel, they have an outdated appearance (hence the name, service boots).

However, just because something seems dated doesn't always imply it is. Far from it—these boots are incredibly trendy right now.

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