Just because a shoe is designed to be casual doesn’t mean that it can’t have a little bit of style, and no shoe manufacturer knows this better than La Milano. Which is probably why they’ve designed these shoes with a such a beautiful and classic look. These shoes have full leather uppers, stacked heels and a synthetic lining that looks as professional as any dress shoe. However, it also has a comfort insole and stacked heels that make it one of the more comfortable shoes to wear. And because they are designed with absolute precision, these shoes always run true to the actual size of the wearer’s foot.
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Casual Shoes For Men Buying Guide
There are so many different types of casual shoes for men that’s it’s almost impossible to list them all in one guide. Not only are their laid-back casual shoes such as tennis shoes or crocs, but there are also more formal casual shoes such as loafers or Chelsea boots. And that’s not even mentioning all of the other casual shoes which fall in between these two sub-categories, such as boat shoes or moccasins. As you start sorting through all of them, you see how it can become quite easy to get bogged down with shoe lingo and in the various shoe sub-categories. That’s why we’re going with a more casual approach to finding a casual men’s shoe.
When I say that we’re going to take a more casual approach to find one of these shoes that fit your style, I mean that we’re going to consider any type of shoe that you feel as comfortable as a casual shoe. It doesn’t matter if it’s a slip-on, a desert shoe or trainers, then it’s a casual shoe. Now, that we’ve dispensed with these formalities, let’s find you a shoe that works for you.
Formal Casual or Leisurely Casual?
Although we’ve done away with most of the sub-categories used to describe casual shoes, we are going to create two sub-categories which will help you narrow down your search: Formal Casual and Leisurely Casual. After all, finding a pair of casual shoes for a board meeting is going to be different than finding a pair of casual shoes for the boat dock, so let’s divide potential shoes into these two categories. This will give us a better idea of what we need to look for when searching for a shoe.
Formal Casual Shoes
- Oxford Shoes
- Chelsea Boots
Leisurely Causal Shoes
- Boat Shoes
- Chukka Boots
Choose The Correct Shoe Size
The style of your casual shoe is only part of the battle of picking the right shoe. You also have to make sure that the shoe fits correctly. If you don’t, then that incredibly comfortable shoe is either going to be too big for your feet or can be too tight. Either way, it’s not going to be a casual shoe at all, especially if it causes blisters. Thinking about that, let’s talk about the correct way to measure a casual shoe.
Materials You’ll Need
To get an accurate measurement, you are going to have to gather a few supplies together. These supplies include the following:
- A pencil
- A Ruler
- A Piece of Paper
- A Shoe Size Chart (They’re available online)
Measuring Your Feet
- Step One: Step on the piece of paper and trace the outline of your foot. If you can’t do this on your own, then enlist a friend or family member to help you out.
- Step Two: Measure the length of the foot starting with the longest toes and ending with the heel. Write down that measurement.
- Step Three: Measure the width of the foot across the widest portion of the foot. Write down this measurement, too.
- Step Four: Compare the length against a shoe length chart to get the correct size.
- Step Five: Compare the width against a shoe width chart to get the correct letter.
For example, if you measure your foot and its length is 10.69-inches long and is 4-inches wide, then you’re shoe size is a 10D or a regular size 10. That’s your true size.
Some Final Thoughts
A helpful tip I can give you for measuring your feet is to make sure that you measure it either with socks or without socks, depending on whether you intend on wearing socks with the shoes. For example, if you’re going to wear loafers without socks, then measure your feet without socks. However, if you measure intend on wearing socks with your sneakers, then measure your feet with socks on. This will ensure that you get the best fitting shoe possible.
And that’s all there is to buy a pair of casual shoes for men that fits your style as well as your feet. Once you have the basics down, you can apply these tips to any type of shoe you intend on buying. It doesn’t matter if you like loafers, sneakers, Chelsea boots, desert boots or anything in between. And once you do have the basics down, you can be extremely confident in the choice that you made and wear them with pride.