Now that the colder weather is here, it is time to go out and buy some new footwear. There really is nothing worse than having cold, wet feet.
Here Are The Top 2017 Men’s Boot Trends
This year, there are some great-looking men’s boots available in the shops. Whether you are looking for a traditional pair of work boots or something to wear with a suit, you should be able to find them, this year.
The Chelsea boot is back
The iconic Chelsea boot has never completely gone out of style, but over the past few years, they have not been as easy to find in the shops. For the season of 2017 – 2018, that has changed. Most retailers have included them in their menswear collections. The way these boots are designed makes them ideal for men with wide feet. When you go shopping look for a pair that has a proper tab built into the back. This type is far easier to get on and off than the kind that does not include the tab.
Chelsea boots are extremely versatile. You really can wear them with practically any style of trousers or jeans. They provide good support around the ankle, yet still flex enough to be comfortable. If you have a long walk to work, they are a very good choice.
Brogue style boots
Brogue-style boots are ideal for those men who have to wear a suit. The part that shows looks very similar to a pair of shoes but offer you the warmth and support of a regular pair of boots.
Hiking style boots for the weekend
At the weekends, most of us like to wear something a bit more casual. For the active man that spends a lot of time walking the dog or taking the kids to the park, a pair of hiking boots is a great option. These days, you do not necessarily have to spend a fortune to buy a pair that is suitable for these activities. However, if you are a serious walker, you really should buy the type that has been designed and made with the serious hiker in mind.
This year, sprint boots are widely available. These boots look very much like trainers. They are extremely comfortable and look great when worn with jeans. However, you need to bear in mind that they are not really sturdy enough to wear for jogging or playing sports in. For those activities, you will need to buy a proper pair of trainers.
Military style boots
Most military-style clothes look good on most men. They are usually comfortable too. The demands of military life mean that these designs are practical and durable, so they are a particularly good style to wear. This year, they are an especially good option because military style coats are back in fashion. As a result, they are a good fit in more ways than one.
Let’s Take a Look at Shoe Trends for 2017 – 2018
When it comes to shoe trends there are far fewer changes than there has been with boot styles. Most footwear designers seem to have chosen to stick with their 2016 winter designs and just tweaked them a little. Therefore, if you have a nice pair of shoes from last year still in the wardrobe you can definitely get away with wearing them again this season. Just be sure to give them a good clean and get them repaired if they need it. However, there are one or two designs that were not widely available in 2016, which are set to be popular this winter.
This year, brogues are very much back in vogue. They look great with a suit but go surprisingly well with a pair of jeans. This is especially the case if you go for the smart casual look and choose to wear a smart jacket and shirt with your jeans. Just be careful to buy a pair that has a thick enough sole. This style of shoe tends to have thin soles, which is no good when you are standing around on a cold station platform.
Plain toed Derby style shoes
This super smart style of shoe is great for wearing to the office. They cover most of the foot, which means that they keep your feet far warmer than some other styles of shoes do.
For hanging around the house, popping to town and enjoying a kick around with your friends, sneakers are a good option. Most fashion designers have taken their inspiration from the 90s for 2017. You certainly see this reflected when it comes to sneaker styling. All white versions are very much back in vogue. They look particularly good when worn with the light, slightly baggier style of jeans that are coming back into fashion, right now.
As you can see, there is a remarkable level of choice available. All you need to do is to choose the best style for your look and buy a pair that fits well. If you want a bit of guidance on how to measure your feet so you buy the right size, you can find it here.
This is a collaborative post.