20 Shoes Every Man Should Own

Many men do not invest in shoes as much as the ladies, but there are still a few shoes that every man should buy and own.

We often found the same question in mind ‘How many shoes should I actually own?’ The answer varies. The absolutely bare minimum is two pairs of shoes. One for work and another for after-hour drinks. Of course, you’re not going overboard by buying another pair of sports shoes for your morning jog and a pair of oxfords for formal events.

All you have to do is choose your footwear wisely and make sure every pair of shoes has its own purpose so that it won’t just sit idle on the shoe rack for months — and heaven forbid — years.

We have curated 20 shoes that every man should own in the gallery below. But we hope you don’t take it too literally. Invest a pair of shoes that can match with your favorite attires and suitable for most occasions.

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Sneakers: shoes for a casual day out

Red sneaker

The sneaker is one of the essential items that men should have in their shoe closet, it is simple and can be paired easily with jeans and casual outfits.

White sneaker

Don’t you think the white sneaker is super cool? Seriously we love these shoes.

Training Shoes: versatile footwear for sports and walking

White training shoes

It’s very common nowadays that men are wearing training shoes to pair with their casual outfits and, of course, to gym .

Golden training shoes

Oxford: shoes for formal events

Leather Oxford dress shoes

Every man should at least own a nice pair of Oxford dress shoes in his shoe closet. Wear them to an interview or to formal occasions like wedding parties, and graduation ceremonies.

Brown leather Oxford shoes

Oxford leather shoes 7

Slip-on Shoes: for men who seek comfort without sacrificing style

Faux leather slip-on shoes

If you hate to tie a shoelace, a pair of slip-on shoes is definitely a good choice for you while still looking stylish and cool.

Black slip-on shoes

Men wearing slip-on shoes


Brown leather combat boots

 When it comes to footwear that is suitable for frigid weather, you need some sturdy boots in your shoe closet. Out of so many types of boots, combat boots are the coolest footwear that matches just about every kind of outfits and also the common choice among all men.

Dark brown leather boots

Brown leather boots


Faux leather loafers

Same as slip-on shoes, but loafers is between casual and formal. Loafers and a blazer for an after-work drinking session.

Black loafers

White loafers

Boat Shoes

Black boat shoes

Another slip-on masterpiece, boat shoes are the best fit for casual outfits.

Brown boat shoes

Brown boat shoes

Suede boat shoes

Brown suede boat shoes


Olive green sandals

The most convenient footwear to be worn on the street and beach. The sandals are also the cheapest footwear you can invest and own.

Brown sandals

Semi brogue dress shoes

Dark brown semi brogue dress shoes

These are some of the best shoes that it is good to know but only invest if budget allowed.
Semi brogue dress shoes

Brown semi brogue dress shoes

Double monk strap dress shoes

Double monk strap shoes

Leather double monk strap shoes

Chukka boots

Gray chukka boots

Brown chukka boots


Brown moccasins

Light brown moccasins

Wingtips boots

Wingtips boots

Hiking bootsBlack wingtips boots

Black hiking boots

Gray hiking boots

Chelsea boots

Gray Chelsea boots

Chelsea boots is one of the sleekest selections of winter boots and it is perfectly matched with a trench coat.

Brown leather Chelsea boots

Brogue dress shoes

Brogue dress shoes

Brown brogue dress shoes

Canvas shoes

Converse canvas shoes

White converse canvas shoes

Derby dress shoes

Black derby dress shoes

Derby leather dress shoes

Flip flops

Flip Flops

Brown flip Flops


Green espadrilles

Gray espadrilles