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The New Men's Shoes on Our Radar

Mar 22, 2024

From recovery clogs to some modern leather drivers

Leon Hedgepeth


July 21, 2023

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Is it time to re-evaluate the shoes in your closet? Maybe this list will help get you going in the right direction. There are so many great options dropping these days, we thought we would pull a few of our current favorites to showcase. From a K-Swiss collaboration and recovery clogs to some classic derbies, these are the shoes our team can’t stop talking about.


If you don't know already, recovery slides have been a growing segment of the slip-on market and they happen to make for the ultimate house shoe. Why? They're sturdier than the ones you receive from a distant relative during the holidays and way more acceptable to wear out on quick errands. Whenever you're home, the limbs should be on linguine, right? So why not rock a pair of clogs that reduces pressure on your feet, knees and back? The brand's patented footbed contours to your feet and is so good for you, it's actually endorsed by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Genuinely orthopedic and cool looking? You can't lose.

$79.95 by OOFOS

The campus sneaker by adidas is one of the brand's most popular styles, but if you want to break away from the pack, upgrade to the premium version made with Norse Projects. The tonal green colorway is subtle and stylish—it looks like a gunmetal grey from afar, and the uppers are cut from C.F. Stead “Repello” suede—renowned for its exceptional quality, luxurious feel and weather resistance. The stripes and heel overlay are constructed with recycled materials, and a perforated EVA tongue enhances breathability. Sport these with an all-black fit for an even more sophisticated yet understated look.

$190 by adidas x Norse Projects

This is my personal sneaker of the year so far, and it's very slept on. K-Swiss has been killing the collabs this year, first with Corridor, and now Engineered Garments. Daiki Suzuki and the EG team reinterpret the classic GT sneaker, one of the brand's oldest styles that debuted back in 1966. The asymmetrical upper materials are made of smooth leather on one side and a nubby suede on the other. The three-piece toe construction is hand-sewn, and there's a lace toggle to loosen or tighten your shoes with ease. The light whiskey “chipmunk” colorway is rich and looks excellent with any olive drab pant or a full-navy linen suit.

$115 by K-Swiss x Engineered Garments