Casual shoes are that perfect “middle ground” for the days when you’re not at work, but don’t want to stay home.
They’ll add a bit of class to your outfit so you can enjoy strolling around town in style, but are comfortable enough to keep you relaxed and happy all day long.
Having at least a couple of pairs of casual shoes in your closet—along with your dress shoes, sports shoes, hiking/walking shoes, and beach sandals—will be an absolute game-changer.
Check out our list of the best casual shoes for men. I guarantee you’ll find at least one pair that fits your style and comfort needs to a tee!
Step up your style game with these sleek blue-and-white beauties! These sneakers are the ideal streetwear for guys who want to dress up their outfit, but are just as much at home on the basketball court as the running track. Heck, you can even pair them with a business suit to maximize the “relaxed formal” flair.
Made with leather uppers and sturdy rubber soles, these are hard-wearing shoes that will keep your feet comfortable all day long. They’re easily scuffed—the light blue and white color palette makes marks show up very visibly—but that’ll just be on the surface. You’ll find the leather soles and leather-and-polyester interior lining are as tough as they are supportive.
Looking for a more elegant alternative to the classic Chucks? These bad boys are just what you need!
They’re cut in the same style of your favorite Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor high-tops, manufactured with better-quality materials that will be more comfortable and last longer. Unlike Chucks, these shoes come with a zippered cargo pocket that gives you storage space for cash, keys, and cards. Now that’s a fancy upgrade you definitely want.
The rounded rubber toecap maximizes the durability of these shoes for skateboarders, protecting the canvas uppers from damage or impact. Thanks to its ridged rubber sole, you’ve got all the grip you need to stay firmly planted on your deck even in wet weather.
Saint Laurent is a line of YSL’s finest, clothing and footwear specifically manufactured to be ready-to-wear at a much more affordable price. The casual low-top style of sneakers is the perfect footwear to complement your fashion-forward outfit, but don’t think for a minute it sacrifices form for function. These are hard-wearing shoes made using premium leather for the upper and top-quality rubber for the grippy, supportive outsoles.
The pure white color scheme is complemented by just the right amount of eye-catching green. Thanks to their minimalist design, they’ll draw enough attention to prove that you’re at the top of your style game, but won’t be so flashy they detract from your casual weekend outfit.
Keep it budget-friendly with these spectacularly comfortable slip-on moccasins, the perfect shoe to wear both inside and outside the house. They’re not only cloud-soft on your feet, but they’re also light as a feather but stay securely in place, thanks to the stretch fabric uppers.
Though they’re slip-on shoes, they do include elastic laces that allow you to tie them up—ideal for transitioning from at-home use to heading out on the town and back again without changing your shoes. The “Flex and Fold” system makes them ideal for stowing in your backpack, luggage, or carry-on. Despite their compact design and light weight, however, they offer excellent support and cushioning, thanks to its memory foam insoles.
For a simple, inexpensive pair of shoes you can wear anywhere, anytime, you won’t find much better than these!
Are you sick and tired of wearing the “same old” sneakers, slip-ons, or mocs? Ready to dress like a real grown-up? Then you’ll love these Florsheim shoes—the perfect balance between comfort and elegance.
The Oxford shoes are made with leather uppers and a canvas exterior, making them sturdy without being too “stuffy”. It’s a great casual look to pair with jeans, slacks, or capris, and the white sole is eye-catching enough to make sure people know how smart a dresser you are. For your comfort, the shoes also include a fully cushioned footbed for maximum arch support and Suedetec linings to keep your feet warm even when the weather gets cool.
Best of all, they’re supremely affordable and hard-wearing!
These are the shoes you’ll want if you need a bit more comfort and support on your days off. They feature a built-in orthopedic insole that provides excellent arch support, reduces foot fatigue, and even combats over-stretch (a problem common with Plantar Fasciitis). The insole’s “massage layer” will provide a foot massage with every step, helping to loosen up tense connective tissue and relaxing your feet. At the end of a long day, your feet will feel better than ever.
The leather upper is simple and plain, making them the perfect no-frills shoes to match a simple house outfit or casual jeans-and-tee wardrobe. However, they’re also durable enough to spend all day walking around town, or even take them on a hike (though that’s not recommended, given their slip-on design and lack of shoelaces). For the affordable price tag, you won’t find casual orthopedic shoes much better than these.
Keep it simple and sweet with these sneakers by AX Boxing! They don’t bother with flashy, eye-catching decorative details, but they’re a beautifully understated addition to your wardrobe. Comfortable, affordable, and stylish: that’s what these sneakers are all about.
The shoes may not be the most durable—the upper is made using polyurethane leather, which is prone to scuffing and peeling—but they’ll look great and wear well while they last. The inner lining is beautifully soft and offers excellent ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry even on the hottest summer day.
Thanks to their non-slip, durable, highly grippy sole, they’re the perfect pair of shoes to own if you plan on skateboarding or scootering around town. You will love them while you wear them, but because of their low price tag, you can always pick up another pair when you’ve worn them out.
Go eco-friendly with this Vegan product! The Comet by GolaUSA is registered with the Vegan Society as being 100% animal-free, making it a great addition to your vegan-friendly wardrobe. It’s also a stylish choice, cut in the beachy Plimsoll style that will give you the “laid back” feel to make your weekends or weekdays off work truly relaxing.
The uppers are made using a washed canvas that has just a hint of the “distressed” look, great for pairing with jeans and a polo or your favorite capris. Thanks to the padded collar, your feet and ankles will stay comfortable in the shoes all day long. It’s just a clean-looking, hard-wearing sneaker you’ll love from the moment you slide them onto your feet!
Steve Madden is a brand we all love for its no-nonsense, guy-friendly designs. The Fenta Fashion Sneaker fits that to perfection; it’s a simple, yet surprisingly elegant pair of sneakers you’ll be glad you had in your closet because of how well it pairs with any outfit you want to wear. Sneakers and jeans? Check. Sneakers and slacks? Yep. Sneakers and board shoes? Absolutely!
The shoes are understated in their elegance—a combination of chambray cotton upper and leather heel tag give them a classy look, and the sleek white synthetic rubber outsole is just eye-catching enough to make them noticeable without drawing undue attention. The insole offers excellent padding and support so your feet will be comfortable whether you’re walking, running, or lounging.
A number of user reviews complained that the leather backing is prone to breaking off, or the stitching around the lace area may start to come undone. However, given its high rating on every site where it’s retailed, it’s clear that the shoes are overall well worth wearing
Skechers is a brand we all know and love, thanks to their sports-friendly, highly durable footwear. Though the Moreno Canvas Oxford Shoe is better-suited to casual than athletic use, it still features Skechers’ cutting-edge triple-layered insole. This insole combines air-cooled, gel-infused, high-rebound memory foam with a moisture-wicking fabric and molded proprietary Dual-Lite base material to provide next-level support and comfort for your feet.
The inside may be high-tech, but on the outside, the shoes are simple and classy, cut in the Oxford style but using canvas rather than stuffy leather. The result is footwear that can be worn around the house and out on the town with equal comfort. Pair them with joggers, jeans, or Bermudas, and they’ll complement your outfit to perfection.
Looking for a truly versatile pair of shoes you can wear anywhere? Take a look at these Levi sneakers, and you’ll immediately fall in love. They’re built with vegan-friendly synthetic leather uppers that can take a beating—perfect for skaters and athletes—but they’re designed with the sleek, casual style that goes well with any shirt and pants. Thanks to their durable rubber outsole, you’ll have excellent grip on slick floors, a skateboard deck, or a muddy back yard.
They’re also incredibly comfortable, with a memory foam insole that provides next-level cushioning and excellent arch support for your unique foot shape. Some users complain that they’re a bit narrow in the footbed and take a bit longer-than-expected to break in, but once they’re broken in properly, they’ll be some of the most comfortable—and affordable—casual shoes around.
There’s a reason these Adidas shoes have been a “best-seller” for as long as they have: they’re just so sturdy, comfortable, and versatile. I’ve personally worn them exploring New York City streets, playing pick-up “futbol rapido” (soccer) in Mexico City, and flying in comfort and style across continents. Thanks to their stark white color with just the right black accents, they’re an eye-catching and fashion-forward choice.
For the price, you won’t find many better, sturdier tennis shoes to match your casual vibe. The suede leather uppers are tough as nails but adapt nicely to conform to your foot shape, and even with the sturdy rubber outsole, the shoes weigh next to nothing. The fit is slightly on the tighter side and sizes tend to run small, but the court-inspired shoes are an absolute winner in my books.
There’s casual and casual, if you know what I mean! You can enjoy your days off without slouching around the house in stained sweats and sandals. For those weekends when you’ve got company coming over, these moccasin shoes are the perfect way to class it up in an instant.
The moccasin is made from soft, supple suede leather that feels cloud-soft to the touch, and provides ample cushioning so that your feet are comfortable whether you’re lounging, driving, or strolling. Despite their affordable price tag, they’re still hand-made using top-quality materials (sturdy suede leather and quality rubber) so you know they’ll last you for years of regular use.
Fair warning, though: as the manufacturer states plainly on their page, sizes tend to run a half-size large, so purchase accordingly.
There’s something truly wonderful about this vintage-inspired sneaker by Cole Haan. The GrandPro Rally Canvas Sneaker adds a touch of class to your weekend outfits, but keeps it simple and understated with the canvas uppers and stark white outsoles. Pair them with jeans and a tee or a polo and bermudas—they’ll look good either way.
The shoes feature the brand’s proprietary “Grand.ØS comfort technology”, which combines a durable EVA cupsole with a textured outsole and grand foam and EVA footbed. Plus, they’re beautifully lightweight and surprisingly flexible.
Men with wider feet should know that they do run a bit narrow, and one user complained that they gave him blisters. However, the majority of customers praised the shoes for their comfort, durability, and classy look.
Sperry is a brand known for its hard-wearing, comfortable shoes, and the Halyard CVO sneaker offers exactly that—at a price you can love. The combination of lightweight canvas for the upper, memory foam footbed, vulcanized rubber midsole, and rubber treaded outsole makes for a truly versatile shoe you can walk, run, jump, and play in at a moment’s notice.
The shoes feature a soft textile lining that will protect against blisters, help to keep your feet dry and cool, and even provide better grip on the shoe’s interior. Users rave about its “timeless style”, and how it’s perfect for “dressing up or down”. Once you feel these bad boys on your feet and see the way they pair with any outfit—from athleisure wear to a dinner jacket—you’ll definitely agree.
These sneakers may look slim and low-profile, but wait until you try them on! They’ve got a beautifully thick sole that offers not only superior cushioning, but excellent support and traction. The molded EVA foam insole cradles your arches and prevents foot fatigue, but the Tencel mesh top cover helps to keep your feet dry and cool even after hours of walking. Thanks to the rubber cupsole, you’ll stay steady even on wet streets and slippery surfaces.
The New Republic shoes also feature a stylish suede leather upper and ultra-soft microsuede and leather lining that makes them both incredibly hard-wearing and supremely comfortable. With their low lace-top silhouette and wide color range—from black to gold to port red—they’ll pair effortlessly with just about anything you want to wear.
Be warned, however, sizes do tend to run small, and stock can run low or sell out because of how popular the shoes are.
These boat shoes are definitely a cut above the rest in terms of class and elegance. They’re not your regular weekend-lounge-in-front-of-the-TV shoes, but perfect for if you expect to entertain guests in your home and want to keep it casual while still showcasing your style. The handcrafted, Guatemalan-made shoes are just what your outfit is missing!
The shoes are made using full-grain leather with a super-soft calfskin interior lining, and the stacked leather heel (with its rubber outsole) offers a classy look. You’ll never sacrifice comfort just because you’re dressing up, though—the high density memory foam insole will cradle your feet and offer wonderful arch support all day long. And, thanks to the Goodyear welted construction, the shoes are incredibly durable and reinforced at the part most likely to break: the heel.
Though they’re expensive and a bit more “upscale” than you might expect, they’re a great pair of casual shoes to own to bring a bit more elegance into your home entertaining.
If you want a pair of shoes that are crafted with all the care of your favorite wine or Scotch (literally!), you’ll love these Boatflex shoes by Astorflex. The process begins with the finest premium European leather on the market, which is submerged in a bath of mimosa, oak bark, and water for a full month. After that, it goes through a softening process—using all-natural ingredients—to create a next-level suede that is cloud-soft and supremely supple. That suede is then handsewn into the upper of these elegant boat shoes, and combined with a cushioned sole and grippy textured rubber outsole. The end product is an absolute masterpiece that you’ll love from the moment you put them on.
The Boatflex are light, incredibly comfortable, and bring a touch of elegance into your casual weekend outfits. Honestly, you’ll probably never want to take them off—and thanks to their durability, you won’t have to, no matter what you’re doing.
You’ve never tried a pair of chukkas quite like these, I guarantee it! They’re made using the finest Brazilian suede leather, along with a polyamide (synthetic) suede lining that offers insulation during cold seasons and breathability during the hot seasons. That’s right, they’re an all-season pair of shoes you’ll be glad to wear all year long.
The design is unique—not exactly a boot, not exactly a shoe, but the best of both worlds—and the Brazilian craftsmanship makes them worth every penny. Not only are they crafted using sustainable, eco-friendly materials, but they’re manufactured in a family-owned, ethical factory. Add to that the supreme comfort and the reasonable price tag, and they’ve got all the makings of a truly next-level pair of shoes.
If you’re looking for high-quality, ethically-made shoes that will last you for years, give these V-10s by Veja a chance. The Brazilian craftsmanship and durability is game-changing—it’s a pair of shoes you’ll love wearing until they literally fall off your feet.
Both the insole and outsole are made using fair-trade rubber sourced directly from the Amazon rainforest, with a bit of recycled and synthetic rubber mixed in to reduce the environmental impact. The lining is made using a blend of recycled polyester and organic cotton, while the leather uppers are made in Leather Working Group Gold-certified tanneries. The shoes are then assembled in workshops and factories that exceed International Labor Standards—a truly ethical product at every step of the process.
One look at the sleek, classic style, and you’ll know these are shoes you can be proud to own.
Olukai is a Hawaiian-based brand that builds shoes with durability and versatility in mind, but never sacrifices quality and craftsmanship just to cut costs. Their shoes are perfect for the water-based, ocean-loving lifestyle, and these Nanea Li shoes are precisely what you’ll want to wear for your island or jungle vacation.
The uppers are a lightweight, ultra-flexible twill canvas that is treated with a special weather-resistant coating. Though they’re not waterproof, they can stand up to heavy rain and still be comfortable when wet. The dual-density footbed (combining EVA and rubber) includes a gel insert to maximize cushioning, and the arch support is perfect for a day spent walking or lounging poolside. You’ll find fewer shoes more breathable and versatile, which makes them an excellent choice for anyone, no matter what you get up to on your day off.
One look at these Vans sneakers, and you know exactly what you’re getting: hard-wearing comfort and reliable quality worth every penny. The Ultrarange EXO may be built as a skateboarding sneaker, but they make the perfect casual shoe to match quite literally any outfit you want to wear. Thanks to their UltraCush Lite midsole, you have arch support enough to stave off foot fatigue no matter how active you are.
Despite their durability, the shoes feel feather-light on your feet, and they’re made with breathable fabric that will keep you cool even on hot summer days. The reverse waffle-lug outsole offers amazing traction on wet floors, and the heel lock keeps them firmly and snugly on your feet through any activity.
Class up your shoe game with these Rockports, but rest easy knowing that you’re not sacrificing comfort for elegance. At their core, these shoes are made for walking, with excellent impact absorption, an EVA midsole that offers wonderful cushioning, and a soft mesh interior lining that will allow your feet to breathe even after miles of trekking.
However, what makes these such a great choice for your casual days off is that they can go from trail to track to taphouse in a second. You’ll be just as comfortable strolling city streets or grabbing a drink with friends as you would be sitting on your deck with a cold one. Some users have complained that the durability isn’t the best, but for a pair of shoes mainly for casual use, they’ll last you long enough that you’ll get your money’s worth—and then some!
It’s safe to say you’ve never worn a pair of shoes that can compare to the Terra Low by LUCA. They’re made in a truly unique style, combining the best of sneakers with durable moccasin construction that will last for years of regular use.
The full-grain suede leather uppers are super tough and damage-resistant. Thanks to their fully-lined interior, you can wear them with or without socks—perfect for those barefoot weekend days—and the cupsole construction makes them as comfortable as your favorite pair of shoes.
Best of all, these shoes just get more beautiful as they age. Not only will the leather develop a patina, but the Lactea Havea rubber outsole will darken and look more beautiful.
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