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Loafers, Sneakers and Slides: The Complete Guide to Men’s Casual Shoes for Every Occasion

Shoes are the ultimate status symbol. While traditionally, it was oxfords, brogues and loafers that exuded style and wealth, these days it’s the more casual slides and sneakers that men and designer brands, are turning to. Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent have adopted traditionally casual shoes and turned them into items men want to wear all year round – no matter what the occasion.

The Summer Slides

Favoured for their comfort and convenience, slides are the go-to shoe of 2021. When choosing slides, we love Louis Vuitton’s, Miami Mule. The relaxed shoe is crafted in basketball-style, grained calf leather embossed with the Louis Vuitton Monogram pattern.

Belonging to the Louis Vuitton x NBA collection of accessories and ready-to-wear, the shoe boasts the NBA logo on its padded anatomic insole. With a comfortable velcro strap and a lightweight micro outsole, these slides are the perfect weekend style.

Miami Mule A$1,260 | Miami Mule Monogram Canvas A$1,220

The all-year-round boots

Burberry creates boots that are inspired by water and the outdoors. These porthole-detailed Chelsea boots are made in a distinctly rain boot style with a protective polish overcoat. While the boots come in black and the dual-toned black and white styles, we particularly love the coated canvas Chelsea boots with archival vintage check side panels.

Boots 1: Logo Detail Leather Chelsea BootsPrice A$1,150.00 | Boots 2: Contrast Sole Leather Chelsea Boots A$1,150.00 | Boots 3: Vintage Check Detail Coated Canvas Chelsea Boots A$1,050.00

The Spring Loafers

A pair of quality loafers are an essential part of any man’s shoe collection. This iconic shoe has been around since 1926 and it seems this classic style is here to stay. Gucci loafers are inspired by their archival predecessors with historic codes and an interlocking G Horsebit. The Gucci Jordan loafer, which is now updated in black GG velvet and defined by its Horsebit detail is the perfect shoe to par with some cream chinos and a linen shirt for a smart but casual look.

Shoe 1: Men’s loafer with Interlocking G Horsebit A$1,010 | Shoe 2: Men’s leather Horsebit loafer with Web A$1,085 | Shoe 3: Gucci Jordaan GG velvet loafer A$1,085

The Fancy Loafer

Handmade in Italy by highly skilled craftsmen, the ‘Ralph’ is a bold tassel loafer. The vamp with tassels and reinforced heel add an original edge to these loafers made on a rounded last. This is the perfect shoe to wear with a pair of shorts and polo in summer or add a sock and wear with chinos during the autumn months.

Shoe 1: Stefano Nero Cocco Loafer $505.00 | Shoe 2: Ralph Black Bright Loafer $505.00 | Shoe 3: Ralph Brown Suede Loafer $505.00

The Everyday Sneaker

Fashion-forward sneakers are quickly becoming the it-shoe. Currently, Dolce and Gabbana are designing some of the coolest sneaker designs on the market. Blending signature details of the fashion house with distinctly contemporary elements, the brand’s Daymaster sneakers are made in both vintage and contemporary designs. For a bold style statement, go for the Daymaster sneaker with hand-painted graffiti detailing.

Shoe 1: Mixed-materials Daymaster sneakers A$845 | Shoe 2: Calfskin Daymaster sneakers A$595 | Shoe 3: Hand-painted graffiti calfskin Daymaster sneakers A$895

The Teddy Shoe

Saint Laurent’s Teddy Derbies are a great example of turning a vintage style into a modern shoe. With an almond toe and metal D-ring eyelets, the men’s designer shoes are made in black, blue and red suede, as well as glistening patent leather. While the suede design is perfect for a more casual look, the patent leather is sure to turn heads.

Shoe 1: Teddy Derbies in Suede A$1,305 | Shoe 2: Teddy Derbies in blue suede A$1,305 | Shoe 3: Teddy Derbies in patent leather

Looking for more designer shoe inspiration? This is our guide to the dress shoes you need to know about.

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