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These Are the Most Versatile Shoes You Can Buy Right Now

Men's fashion often gets the short end of the stick. And that can include footwear too. Drawing a blank when you look at your wardrobe? You need these shoes.

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Everyone needs shoes—unless you enjoy walking around town barefoot. But we don’t recommend doing that. When it comes to men’s fashion, you can often get the impression that there aren’t a lot of options. And especially for footwear, it can seem like the only shoes available are truly casual sneakers or dress shoes. But with these cool picks from Huckberry, we’re highlighting some versatile styles that can take you from a day at work to a weekend getaway.

Court Classic 2.0

Sneakers often get a bad rap for not being versatile. And that’s true if you’re trying to wear your gym shoes anywhere but at the gym or on the court. But the Court Classic 2.0 is a more sophisticated sneaker—especially in the colorway shown above. Their minimalist design makes them equal parts low profile and sleek. For the Natural colorway as shown here, the uppers are designed with a Horween Chromexcel leather. But the black and white versions are designed with Tasman leather. All styles feature a Compass sole that is 50% lighter than a traditional rubber sole for a more comfortable fit. The interior is lined with suede which means that you can go barefoot and won’t end up with sweaty feet.

Nomad

It’s currently summer, so you’re probably looking for a more lightweight shoe so that you can actually enjoy being outside. We get it, and that’s why we think you’ll love the Nomad. This woven is a comfortable and travel-friendly twist on the traditional derby silhouette. The cork insole makes for a comfortable experience while the breathable woven canvas material ensures that you won’t be left walking in puddles of sweat. These handmade shoes also feature padded arch support for maximum comfort.

Gobi II WH

Boots don’t have to be boring and Vivobarefoot proves this with their Gobi II WH boot. Crafted from ethically sourced African cowhide, these lightweight boots feature a thinner sole so you can enjoy a heightened sensory experience as you walk. Best of all, the Gobi II WH boots can be rolled up, making them the perfect travel companion when your wandering calls for a sturdy shoe that can stand up to a day of extensive walking. And the cork insoles ensure that you’ll stay comfortable and dry during all that activity too. These boots are also ideal for those with wide feet.

Semnoz II

Sometimes though, you really do need a sneaker. But you might want to elevate your profile with something that looks a tad more sophisticated and unique than the sneakers that everyone else and their cousins are wearing. The Semnoz II sneaker is uber lightweight and includes a canvas and mesh upper that stretches to accommodate your feet while providing breathability. And these are shoes that you can feel good about as you wear them since they are composed of recycled materials.

Tender Boat Shoes

Boat shoes are a staple for any man’s closet. And if you’re in the market for a new pair, these Tender Boat Shoes are the perfect move and are exclusively available at Huckberry. Go with or without socks in this low-profile moccasin style shoe. The suede upper wears well over time, and the anti-slip rubber soles ensure a perfect grip. The cushioned insoles provide a comfortable fit while the side ventilation eyelets allow for airflow.

Patnoflex

This is another Huckberry exclusive—and it’s sophisticated too. The Patnoflex is the perfect update to the classic loafer style. The shoes are handmade in Italy using a supple leather sourced in Europe and also include a traditional leather sole. The slip-on style makes these loafers truly versatile, able to transition you from the office to date night with ease.

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