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Five Pairs of Shoes Every Man Should Own

Many men lack the passion for shoes which most women possess. Shoes are a practical necessity rather than a desirable luxury. As such, many men own perhaps one or two pairs of shoes which are worn to every conceivable event until they eventually and inevitably fall apart.

So, with this type of man in mind, we have compiled a list of the five pairs of shoes every man should own. With these five shoes, every event will be covered without further embarrassment!

Work Office Shoes

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OK, we appreciate that different jobs require different shoes but, on the whole, these shoes will need to be smart, practical and durable. Preferably in a dark colour (usually black or brown) so as to match any outfit.

Whether you work in an office, shop, restaurant or similar, your shoes will need to be comfortable enough to wear all day every day. Quality is key, as these shoes will realistically take more wear and tear than most other shoes you own.

If you like to keep the same shoes for years, ensure they are made in a material which can be cleaned and polished, and also ensure they can be re-heeled/soled.

Whilst these shoes should look smart and professional, don’t be afraid to experiment a bit. Men’s work shoes have come on leaps and bounds in the last 5-10 years, so check out some more contemporary styles. The key is to choose a style which reflects you   and will stand the test of time.


Casual Shoes

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Work is over, time to head to the pub, cinema or any other weekend pursuit. Your office shoes may be too formal, so you will need some more casual attire for the weekend. Whether that be boots, leisure shoes, moccasins or something a little different is entirely down to personal taste. There really are no restrictions. Here is your chance to let your personality shine through. Go crazy with colour, or simply stick to something neutral which will go with everything in your wardrobe.

Comfort is key, so ensure the right fit for the perfect casual addition to your wardrobe.


Smart/Formal Shoes

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How many of us have been in the situation where we have been invited to a wedding/funeral/formal event and have no shoes whatsoever which will fit the bill. It’s a common situation which, let’s face it, a lot of men find themselves in.

So treat yourself to a pair of smart, formal shoes and you won’t regret it. Realistically speaking, these shoes will last you for years as the likelihood is that you will probably only wear them four or five times a year (unless of course you are very very popular!)

So, choose a classic style which won’t date. Look after them and they will look after you for many years to come.


Sports Shoes

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Whatever your sport, whether it be running, tennis, squash, football, rugby or something completely different, you will need the appropriate footwear. Your feet are under an enormous amount of pressure, so choosing the right shoe is imperative. An ill-fitting sports shoe can cause untold damage to your feet, so choose wisely. Common foot complaints associated with inappropriate shoes include blisters, bunions, corns, calluses, hammer toes and heel pain.

Research what you need. You may end up spending more than you originally intended, but above all other footwear, your sports shoes are going to take a pounding, as are your feet if not protected by the appropriate shoes.


large sized mens sandal

OK, so Britain isn’t necessarily known for its blazing hot summers, but as a general rule we can expect a few weeks of great weather each year. On these hazy lazy days of summer, you need the appropriate shoes. Let your feet breathe in a pair of sandals.

Whether they’re flip flops, walking sandals or slip on shoes is entirely down to personal taste. Sweaty feet can lead to athlete’s foot and other skin conditions, so do take it seriously and choose the right footwear for our somewhat temperamental summers!

So, there you have it, five pairs of shoes which will see you through every upcoming event. So, take the bull by the horns, and rest assured that you no longer need to be embarrassed about your somewhat limited footwear choices!

We appreciate how difficult it can be to find one pair of shoes if you have larger feet, let alone five. This is why, at BIG FOOT SHOES, we specialise in sizes 11 and above. The go-to destination for men with large feet.

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