5 Pairs of Men's Shoes to Kick in August

07/28/2017 06:57 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2017

July was Men’s Fashion and Market Week in New York, and while that may not be such a big radar sweeper for some, it’s an overwhelming vortex for others. Buyers, editors, and brand reps pound the pavements for first looks at designer and showroom collections, while procuring business conversations with their local fashion colleagues. Though concrete Jungles are a hard place to maintain our handsome soles, a widely implicit rule remains to society, “always judge a man by his shoes.”

Rewinding to the early 1900s, a quality pair of shoes have slowly etched back up on our lists of male priorities. August is an amazing month to flex our footgear into more than just the dreadful flip-flops & socks combo. From all sorts of varieties in sportswear, traditional loafers, new colors and trends, three things are reigning this season- comfort, innovation, and function.

Tune in below for my go-to list of men’s shoes your feet will simply thank you for.

DEEOHS, Bravo Haurach

“Artisan-style Meets Modern Sneaker”

DEEOHS’ Bravo Haurach
DEEOHS’ Bravo Haurach

Combining traditional artisan-style craftsmanship with modern sneaker technology for a unique shoe that is both playful and stylish as it is comfortable and functional. [DEEOHS]

Rob McAllan, The Old English

“The Luxury Performance Shoe”

Rob McAllan’s The Old English
Rob McAllan’s The Old English

Reinventing the stigma of discomfort surrounding mens dress shoes, Rob McAllan aims to be the first luxury shoe that performs just as well as the men who wear them. Dubbing proprietary insoles, lightweight upper materials and finely tuned design patterns, the resulting construction feels less like a dress shoe and more like a custom athletic sneaker. [Rob McAllan]

PUMA, Tsugi Netfit

“Performance Ready”

PUMA’s Tsugi Netfit sneaker, as worn by rapper The Weeknd
PUMA’s Tsugi Netfit sneaker, as worn by rapper The Weeknd

Revisiting cues from the past, "Tsugi" means "next" in Japanese. With its progressive design inspired by Japanese architecture, this iteration of the Tsugi is adorned with NETFIT, a unique lacing system used for customizable fit, style and enhanced comfort. [PUMA]

LAJABU SEVEN, The 5” Blue Sky

“Royalty on Soles”

LAJABU SEVEN’s The Blue Lava
LAJABU SEVEN’s The Blue Lava

Illustriously described as "Royalty on Soles”, LAJABU SEVEN’s luxury sneakers feature exclusive gold piping, stunning spikes, and a signature- lustrous cobra statue. A German based fashion brand pioneering a majestic-municipal vibe to the luxury sneaker market. [LAJABU SEVEN]

Dr. Scholl’s, Barchetta

“New Style Meets Classic Comfort”

Dr. Scholl’s Barchetta Shoe
Dr. Scholl’s Barchetta Shoe

No longer dubbed the “old lady” shoe, these sleek- new styles bring classic comfort and svelte sexiness to nearly everybody’s shoe game. [Dr. Scholl’s]

Bonus

Lavati, Chelsea Boot

“The Fall-ready Token”

Lavati’s Chelsea Boot
Lavati’s Chelsea Boot

Sharp and classic, yet minimal- these atonal leather beauties come stacked with a gum bottom finish, featuring a sleek ankle opening and svelte, narrow shape. A chic look that’s both durable and aesthetically pleasing to the modern man. [LAVATI]

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