I’ve always been the type of person that has been drawn to a pair of black shoes for men. Whether it’s a boot, dress shoe, sneaker, or something a bit more casual, there is just something incredibly sexy about an all black look. Black shoes are a practical option for many reasons. They are easy to maintain, can be fitted to almost any outfit, and can be worn in almost any occasion. I have compiled a list of some of my favourite black shoes that every style conscious man could benefit from owning.
When it comes to casual footwear, think beyond your average sneaker. These slip-on oxfords by Floyd offer beautiful British inspired style and comfort. The Dolcebene shoe is crafted in a two-tone design with brogue details, flexible soles, and textile lining. This premium quality shoe is timeless in design and available at a very accessible price point. I own five pairs of Floyd shoes for many reasons. When it comes to style, the shoe brand delivers on choice, comfort, and characteristics. The Dolcebene shoe in particular is the ideal casual shoe for the modern man who blends casual and classic looks into their personal style. When it comes to walking around the city, these shoes are always my first choice.
When it’s time to suit up, you can count on the Fabio Brogue shoe from Topman to complete your outfit. Made with 100% leather, this lace up dress shoe is equipped with brogue details, soft points, and contrasting laces. There are plenty of options when it comes to dress shoes. The rule of thumb is to ensure your shoes are always complimenting your formal outfit. The Fabio Brogue shoe help to do just that. When it comes to value, there is no other shoe in this category that can compare to the Fabio Brogue shoes from Topman. With that said, I am the proud owner of both the black and burgundy Fabio Brogue shoes to ensure my outfits are always on-point and in-style.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Benjamin Deadfyshe brand, do yourself a solid, and take the time to look into what they have to offer. This Canadian footwear brand bridges the gap between sneakers and dress shoes. Benjamin Deadfyshe take a unique approach to style with an emphasis on design, comfort, and lux. Inspired by the classic high top, the Finley features a sleek silhouette and is finished with a classic cap toe. Crafted from a midnight black leather, this shoe is a great understated option for the everyday. The Finley Midnight shoes from Benjamin Deadfyshe is a perfect example of the quality you get with the brand. Pair these shoes with denim, but also consider pairing them with a dress pant or suit. If you’re a sneaker enthusiast, your collection will never be complete with out one of these diverse and beautifully crafted shoes from Benjamin Deadfyshe. Notable mention: These Herring Chukka shoes, although not completely black, are my favourite shoes from Benjamin Deadfyshe. I couldn’t help myself from plugging these.
I have had the extreme pleasure to preview what TOMS has to offer its fans in the coming months, and let me tell you, they are continuing to do what they do best, while improving their collections with their consumers in mind. But the one shoe from TOMS that will always be a staple in my shoe collection is the Earthwise Classics. They are practical for those hot summer days, whether you’re walking the boardwalk or lounging around in the city. All Earthwise Classics are constructed with a blend of natural hemp and recycled polyester, including the padded insole. The Earthwise Classic from TOMS is the perfect slip on shoe. The best part, with every pair purchased, TOMS gives a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
These traditional welted sole, 8-eye boots from Dr. Martens is the very first pair of shoes I recall saving up for. I must have been in grade 8 and recall never wanting anything more than to be the proud owner of these boots. To this day, these boots are still one of my favorite footwear looks of all-time. They are classic in design, built for comfort, and incredibly durable. No matter how much milage these boots got, the wear and tear adds complimenting characteristics that can’t be conveyed on other similar boots.
There you have it.
Five pairs of black shoes for men.
There are plenty of alternatives and similar options to choose from, but always keep in mind the quality, comfort, and the little details that make and break a pair of shoes. Share your favourite pair of black shoes in the comment section. Let us know why you love them, and why everyone else should too.