These Are the 9 Pairs of Men’s Spring Shoes You Need
Let’s hear it for men’s spring shoes!
Okay okay, so you’re not going to hear that cheer in a stadium anytime soon, but Team SG has enough enthusiasm for footwear to at least fill the student section.
Here’s two things I love about shopping for shoes, and they’re true for both men and women:
1) You don’t have to take any of your clothes off.
Now, I’m no never-nude, but when you’re shopping in-store, and you have to change out of your regular clothes to try on clothes you just have to change back out of EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY THEM? It’s the worst!
But shoes? You get to keep all your clothes on. Just don’t forget a pair of socks just in case.
2) It’s very rare that a shoe can make you feel fat, or ugly, or too short, or too tall.
Meaning? No matter how bad the lighting or mall store mirrors, you’ll probably feel like a million bucks in your favorites you try on.
So if you’re not ready to start shopping for spring and summer staples like shorts, camp collar shirts, or swim trunks, consider starting your spring wardrobe update from the ground up.
A fresh pair of kicks—or, ahem, nine—will make you feel ready to take on any weather…and any clothes shopping trip.
Below, check out Team SG’s roundup of the best shoes for Spring 2024. Do you need all of them? Of course not. But once we start a list, well, it’s hard to stop.
wide-profile sneakers: Saucony Shadow 5000, $120
narrow-profile sneakers: Adidas Originals Samba, $110
moc-toe boots: Clarks Wallabee, $160
open-backed clogs: Polo Ralph Lauren jute-trimmed suede clogs, $170
lug loafer: G.H. Bass Lincoln lug sole bit loafers, $195
pool slide: Polo Ralph Lauren slide, $58
Chelsea boots: Blundstone, $230
Upgraded slip-ons: OluKai Lae’ahi Lauhala loafer, $165
High-top sneakers: Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Premium, $110
Below, the best men’s spring shoes for 2024:
1. wide-profile sneakers
SG Says: A chunkier sneaker is perfect for this year’s workwear trend. When it comes to baggier pants, you don’t want a shoe that disappears under the ankle.
So a sneaker with a wider profile is a must if you’re planning to embrace carpentercore.
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You have plenty to choose from, as most shoe brands offer a chunkier style in 2024.
2. narrow-profile sneakers
SG Says: On the flip side, when you’re wearing straight leg or slim-fit pants, you’ll want a more narrow sneaker.
Thankfully, a slimmer shoe like the Adidas Samba isn’t going anywhere in 2024, so if you’ve been on the fence about investing in this trendy-again shoe, this is your time to go for it.
3. moc-toe boot
SG Says: We’ll never stop loving a chukka boot, but a moc-toe boot like the Wallabee feels very fresh for spring.
The pair above would look great with some light rinse denim and your favorite shacket.
4. open-backed clog
SG Says: The good thing about clogs right now? There are so many cool choices to choose from, it’s almost impossible to take a wrong style step.
The bad thing? Well, if this feels outside your footwear comfort zone, you’re going to have to do some mental gymnastics to convince yourself that you, brave sir, can absolutely pull them off without looking like an unemployed theatre teacher.
Sport them with or without socks, depending on your preference and bare foot in a shoe-comfort level.
5. lug loafer
SG Says: A penny loafer with a heavy lug sole feels fresh, cool, and modern right now. Perfect for spring.
6. pool slides
SG Says: I know what I just said about flip flops, and I can’t quite explain why, but pool slides fall into a totally different, totally stylish spring (and summer) men’s footwear bucket.
Slipping into a pair of pool slides as an adult feels a bit like dating a woman who wears your mother’s perfume – unsettling, yet strangely comforting.
7. clompy Chelsea boot
SG Says: This men’s spring shoes recommendation, of course, only applies to those who haven’t already invested in a pair of iconic Blundstone boots.
You’ll be surprised by how versatile these boots will be in your casual wardrobe. Wear them with everything from jeans to chinos and even textured trousers.
8. a slip-on upgrade
SG Says: Okay, these are more of a “Get ready for summer!” kind of pick, but we’re standing by it.
Our team discovered OluKai after Jason Kelce shouted out their flip flops on the New Heights podcast.
While the flip flops won’t be making an #SGapproved roundup anytime soon, we’d love to see these stylish and comfortable-looking slip-ons make your regular rotation.
As for your own go-to’s this spring, do you! For you, a slip-on upgrade could mean driving shoes, Huarache sandals, or even a more casual shoe like a fresh pair of Vans.
9. High-Top Sneakers
SG Says: When it comes to men’s spring shoes, a high-top sneaker is a perennial favorite. And yet, it always feels like embracing a “trend” because it just feels sort of fashion-y.
Like with the clogs, only you can gas yourself up to embrace this style.
Showing them off is a must, so get ready to roll the ankles on whatever you’re wearing.
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