Shoe Style Trends for 2024
February 21, 2024

Shoe Style Trends for 2024

The 5 Essentials Shoe Trends of 2024

In 2024, new shoe trends are emerging, taking traditional and balancing it with the modern, to meet men’s expectations. This year looks at a captivating combination of classic, formal designs and contemporary silhouette made from new and different material, giving a renewed aesthetic. Here are a few trends to look out for this year.

1. Boots Take Centre Stage

Boots continue to dominate men’s footwear. Be it your rugged work boots, sleek chelsea boots or a pair of chukkas, boots remain a staple pair in every men’s wardrobe. A pair of boots does it all; from your rugged terrain to dressier events, there is a pair of boots that can suit each and every occasion and every individual’s style preference.  

Soft suede and earthy tones are also coming into trend. With their minimalist look and simplicity, these shoes exude quiet luxury and elegance. Check out our new Suede Centenarios - available in Beige, Tan and Brown. Take this pair of Chelseas and redefine your fashion as you step further into 2024.

Boots offer a combination of both versatility and style that few other shoe types can match. They can be both dressed up or down, depending on the type of boot and your outfit. Plus with so many different styles and materials to choose from, there is a boot for every man's personality out there. 

Left to right: Centenario Beige Suede Chelsea Boots, Centenario Tan Suede Chelsea Boots, Centenario Brown Suede Chelsea Boots

2. The Resurgence of Loafers

Loafers are arguably one of the biggest emerging shoe trends this year. This classic shoe style is seeing tremendous increase in popularity, from the traditional penny loafers to the more contemporary moccasins. The reason they’re considered a staple is because they are really versatile. They can be worn for dressier events and you can even dress them down for a casual setting, making them a reliable choice for any occasion. 

The rise in loafers is also a testament to our changing work dynamics. People are adopting a more balanced lifestyle and loafers have emerged as the perfect footwear for just that. They’re sleek enough to wear in the office and comfortable enough to transition to dad duties or a quick grocery run.  

Left to right: Esperanza Walnut Moccasins, Rafael Blue Tassel Belgian Loafers, Arrecifes Chestnut Penny Loafers

3. Renaissance of Dress Shoes

Despite the huge dominance of sneakers in recent years, dress shoes are making a much-needed comeback. This would suggest that men are looking for more polished footwear like oxfords, derbys and monk straps that would go with their increasingly sophisticated wardrobes.

One of the more interesting trends this year is the emergence of hybrid style dress shoes - cue the semi-wholecut derby or side-laced oxford. As men’s fashion becomes more elegant and refined, so does their choice of footwear. Dress shoes, once considered too formal, are now a staple due to their timeless and elegant design. 

Left to right: Ibaretta Semi-Wholecut Chestnut Derby, Calzada Wholecut Walnut Oxford, Mirador Single Monk Black 

4. Comfortable Dress Casual Footwear

As workwear becomes more casual, so too does men’s footwear. Casual dress shoes, which combine the elegance of dress shoes and the comfort of casual shoes or sneakers, are becoming increasingly popular. 

Though timeless pieces such as your chelsea boots, loafers and oxfords are becoming increasingly popular, some men are shifting more towards the comfortable and relaxed aesthetic. With workplaces becoming more casual, men are also seeking footwear which can easily transition from work to after-work activities. With that, comes the casual dress shoes.

One of the unique things about these shoes is their combination of style and comfort. These shoes bring about the elegance exuded by dress shoes, but the comfort of more casual shoes. They offer the cushioning of casual shoes, and the polished elegance of a dress shoe. This makes them a versatile choice for any man as they would go with any occasion. Keep your eyes out for them! We might just bring them in sometime in the future.

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5. Classic Styles Comeback

Classic and traditional shoes are coming back into fashion this year. In this era of fast fashion and ever-changing trends, classic shoes offer a particular appeal with their timelessness that provide a reassuring sense of tradition. Their versatility positions them as a wise and enduring investment for those looking at building a men’s capsule wardrobe.

As classic shoes revive their status, their designs have been updated to give them a modern twist with new materials and an updated silhouette. This then results in a shoe that pays homage to tradition while at the same time, embracing contemporary elements that appeal to the modern gentleman.

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With the old money aesthetic being revived, people are looking at more classic, timeless designs now. This year, we can expect to see a rebirth of refined craftsmanship and timeless designs that exude elegance. In summary, men’s shoes are no longer considered a mere accessory; they’re expressions of each and every individual’s style. Whether you’re putting on a pair of boots, loafers, or a pair of oxfords, 2024 promises an exciting array of choices. So gentlemen, keep a lookout for these trends and put your best foot out there.