When I was growing up, I had a pair of church shoes and a pair of tennis shoes. For whatever occasion I faced, one of those pairs had to work. These days, shoe manufacturers have designed footwear for any possible need – though I gravitate to those comfy-looking models and yearn for days spent under the sun and away from the office. Here are our picks for favorite men’s casual shoes.
Clarks Bushacre Chukka Boot
Clarks has been in the shoe business for more than a century, so it’s a name you can trust. These 100 percent leather boots measure about 4 ½ inches high from the arch and are available in more than 20 shades.
Skechers Equalizer Loafer
Sketchers has practically reinvented the casual shoe business over the last three decades. Consumers who have purchased these loafers swear by them, some calling them the “most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned.” That’s high praise. Find out for yourself by adding a pair to your closet.
Rockport Eureka Walking Shoe
Walk for miles with a smile thanks to the latex foam footbed and moisture-wicking mesh lining. Rockport offers this model is a wide variety of sizes and widths.
Crocs Santa Cruz Loafer
These Crocs have the signature tiny nubs in the footbed for that famous feel. Made from imported canvas, they’re the ultimate casual shoe.
ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker
Founded in the early ’60s in Denmark, ECCO knows a thing or two about making shoes. Their Soft 7 Sneakers feature a removable leather covered inlay sole with a comfort fiber system designed for improved air circulation. The sole is hard-wearing but flexible.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.