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Besides the white sneakers and black casual shoes, monk straps and brogues are a part of the must-have list of footwear for men this year, say experts

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“A man is known by the shoes he wears.” This popular saying explains the importance of shoes for men. You may have a large collection of shoes or you may own ‘two of your favourite pairs’, but there’s always a want for more. Expert may be able to help you with it.

Besides the white sneakers and black casual shoes, monk straps and brogues are a part of the must-have list of footwear for men this year, say experts.

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The footwear trend for men in the coming days:

The double monk straps are for people with narrow or smaller feet as it fits better. Pixabay
The double monk straps are for people with narrow or smaller feet as it fits better. Pixabay

Monk straps and double monk straps

They are the most fashionable dress shoes. There are two different types of monk straps — the single monk straps that have a single belt and one with double monk straps. They can be paired with formal trousers, chinos and denims.

The wing tips look sharp and make good formal shoes. Pixabay
The wing tips look sharp and make good formal shoes. Pixabay

Wing tip brogues

Any wing tip shoes are perfect for formal attire. The perforated additional decoration in the toe cap makes it look sophisticated and fun. They can be paired with suits and trousers with button-down shirts and blazers.

They are the go-to shoes for formal outfit and are here to stay. But be mindful of the occasion — avoid garish coloured shoes for an upscale formal event. Instead, one should go with the classics.

You can leave your trousers sitting over your Chelsea boots as it looks neat. Wikimedia Commons
You can leave your trousers sitting over your Chelsea boots as it looks neat. Wikimedia Commons

Chelsea boots

The laceless boots are sleek and the most versatile of its kind. They can be paired with casual, semi-formal and formal outfits alike. Make sure that your trousers are of the perfect length so that they don’t hide those boots.

Trainers are a must if you want to wear something sporty yet trendy. Pixabay
Trainers are a must if you want to wear something sporty yet trendy. Pixabay

White sneakers

One could argue that they get dirty but they go with everything and the colour gives the option to play with it when you experiment with layering.

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These shoes will keep your feet warm and at the same time add to your style quotient. Wikimedia Commons
These shoes will keep your feet warm and at the same time add to your style quotient. Wikimedia Commons

High top sneakers

Mix and match the print or the fabric of the shoe to suit your requirement — from leather to suede or print to plain.

From high-tops to slip-ons to lace-ups, there are so many options from which you can choose. Pixabay
From high-tops to slip-ons to lace-ups, there are so many options from which you can choose. Pixabay

Black casual shoes

Black sneakers go well if you are going for a monochromatic look this winter or your game is neutral colours.

Ankita Bajaj, Marketing Head at Vans India, and Kim Virk, Business Head at Carlton London, have prepared the list. (IANS)

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Here’s How You Can Pick The Right Pair of Sneakers

Ankita Bajaj Shankar, Marketing Lead at Vans India and Harkirat Singh, Managing Director, Woodland, list down some looks while wearing sneakers

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Looks to nail with right pair of sneakers. Pixabay

Kick those heels goodbye as sneakers are here to save the day or rather the feet. They are not just for running marathons as you can wear sneakers almost anywhere, as long as youve picked the right style.

Ankita Bajaj Shankar, Marketing Lead at Vans India and Harkirat Singh, Managing Director, Woodland, list down some looks while wearing sneakers.

* Skirts and more: Who says you can’t wear sneakers with skirts? Be it a mini or a maxi or a midi, anything from a slip-on to a high-top works. Add a sling bag to complete your look.

* Indian wear: This festive season wear those white lace-ups with your sari or Patiala to go all rock-chic.

* Anti-fit dress: Anti-fit dresses with their relaxed silhouettes, easy-going and carefree vibe are the perfect to be paired with a pair of sneakers. You can opt for a printed or plain depending upon the dress.

As for men, a white pair of sneakers is an essential wardrobe item. It can be perfectly paired with most jeans.
This festive season wear those white lace-ups with your sari or Patiala to go all rock-chic. pixabay

* Weekend trips: When the weekend rolls around and you’ve got a Saturday ahead of you with a random smattering of errands but nothing big to do, it’s your time to bust out a pair of trendy kicks. Take the lightweight sport sneakers on your weekend trip. They are comfortable for city trekking and will keep your style game on point. Steer clear of denim that’s loose fitting as it never seems to work.

* Casual outings: Sneakers on their own are already conducive to happy feet, but take away the faff of lacing up and you’ve got a genuine feat of human ingenuity. These come in variety of textures, prints and patterns that are comfortable and easy going.

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A pair of fashionable sneakers can play an essential element to up ones accessory game. Wear them with dark indigo denim for a killer outfit or can easily be paired with joggers, rugged jeans, denim shorts as well as trousers.

* For Friday parties (FFP): When wearing high-tops, think smart casual, a common approach to wearing these sneakers, match them with slim denim that’s often gathered at the bottom and t-shirts with open plaid shirts. High top sneakers will become an ideal companion to your style. (IANS)