Kick Back with Casual Shoes
There’s certainly a time and place for patent leather and elegantly-tied laces, for glittering buckles and pristine suede. But there are some days when you just want to slip into footwear that’s unfussy and reliable.
Whether it’s because you have a specific activity in mind or because you’re just feeling laid-back, casual shoes will help you get from point A to point B without a worry. Here, we outline which pairs are right for you depending on your leisure-loving personality.
It may mean you’re running across the court or sprinting across the field, but either way your time off means it’s game on. Slip into some trainers appropriate for your sport of choice, whether it’s ultra-sleek track shoes or well-supported sneaks for the gym. Outfit yourself in sweat-wicking athletic gear to make sure you’re ready for victory from head to toe.
On weekends and holidays, nothing gets you more excited than the thought of taking the train downtown and exploring the threshold of cultural happenings. For your big-city jaunts, pick a pair of flat boots or oxfords that will be comfortable for a long day on your feet. Don’t be afraid to experiment with an unusual color or pattern—a city-dweller like you needn’t shy away from experimentation.
You’re the kind of person whose desk is covered in plants, who wants to sit near the window and who’s never been scared by a little mud. For you, the best casual shoe will be something that empowers you to climb, jump, swim and scale whatever’s in your path. To make the most of your communion with Mother Nature, pick a shoe that’s sturdy, water-resistant and has either laces or Velcro to make sure it doesn’t slip off while you’re mid-jump.
Give shiny surfaces and ornate decor a rest, and slip into straightforward casual shoes instead. With the right pair, you’ll be ready for whatever your relaxation schedule demands of you.