2024 Men’s Style Guide – Footwear Edition

By Glossy Magazine

2024 Men’s Style Guide - Footwear Edition

2024 Men’s Style Guide – Footwear Edition

2024 Men’s Style Guide - Footwear Edition

While the clothes do indeed, maketh the man, no outfit is complete without the right footwear. The good news is you can find out about the most compelling men’s footwear trends for 2024 and ensure your feet are as well-dressed as the rest of you. Read on to find out more.

Leather Sandals

First of all, leather sandals for men are big in spring-summer 2024. However, not just any pair will do. To be truly on trend you’ll need to choose a sandal with a chunky flatform sole, in black, brown or muted leather tones.

Of course, it almost goes without saying that if you’re going to choose to rock sandals you’ll need to make sure your feet and nails are in good condition beforehand. However, the maintenance work is well worth it as not only will your feet look fantastic but you’ll be able to reap the many benefits of summer sandals including keeping your feet deliciously cool, and excellent versatility as sandals can be worn with a wide range of outfits, and a custom fit. Yes, sandals that are made from natural materials such as a leader will, over time mould to your foot, providing you with incomparable comfort and style at the same time.

Skate Shoes

Chunky soles and tongues and super flat bottoms to provide balance and grip when skating are what define these styles of shoes. Yes, skate shoes (trainers) have returned with a vengeance this year, as spotted on A$AP Rocky, and with Louis Vuitton releasing their own version.

What that means is if you want to keep up with the latest footwear trends you’ll need a pair of these bad boys in your wardrobe. Happily, there is a vast array to choose from including more subtle all-black suede looks which can provide just a hint of edge to an otherwise conservative outfit to something more outlandish like rainbow leopard skin numbers that will cement the wearer’s place in the eccentric style stakes.

2024 Footwear Colors and materials

In addition to the specific styles that are on trend this year, it’s good to have an understanding of the materials and colours that are in fashion so you can apply these to any of your shoe choices.

Muted and earthy tones

First of all, when it comes to the colours of footwear for 2024, earthy and muted tones are a must. That means browns and tans, as well as creams and in some cases even greens will be seen a lot more in stores and on online retail platforms.

Soft suedes

Next, the material of 2024 for footwear has to be suede! Its soft, and enduring elegance combined with excellent comfort make suede the perfect material for footwear. Indeed, it can be used to craft a wide range of shoes including relaxed and stylish loafers, ideal for a hot summer’s day or a steamy summer evening where you wish to create a casual but also elegant look.

Then there are the work-style boots made from suede which combine the chunky robust shape of a boot, with the softness of suede, creating an accessory that can add a distinct sense of style and individualism to any outfit.

Hiking trainers

Utility combined with style is big news in 2024 and no shoe quote represents this so well as the hiking sneaker. Designed to offer superior grip, comfort and water resistance while trail walking, the hiking trainer is also becoming something of a style choice for those bright young things in the know.

Indeed, with a move towards a much more casual and oversized clothing look in some circles, the hiking trainer, or in some cases the hiking sandals provides the perfect footwear companion. After all, they are not only comfortable, and practical but look great too.

Beautiful Brogues

Last, of all, if you want your feet to be fashionable in 2024 then your wardrobe must contain a pair of brogues. Distinct from other types of closed-toe formal men’s shoes due to the pattern created with holes in the upper, a pair of brogues can elevate any outfit in the style stakes.

These distinctive holes, now a major fashion statement, were in fact at one time a practical necessity for farmers who had to walk through wet ground such as bogs. Indeed, Brogues were decidedly working-class footwear up until the early 20th century when they became a much-loved fashion statement worn by celebrities of the 1920s Jazz Era and the snappily dressed alike. Ever since then, brogues have been regarded as a simple stylish way to elevate an outfit such as a suit with real panache and flair.