Best shoes for high school guys

Last updated July 7, 2017

It is important for high school and college students to have proper shoes. Cool and comfortable shoes make your day better. High school is a time when boys become men and switch from Big Kids size shoes to men’s. The transition may often be overlooked by the parents so here we are to help.

Shoes for children no matter big or small should not have any kind of support or restriction. This is due to the fact that developing feet should have the freedom to develop naturally. Men’s feet are growing till around 16 years old so the proper footwear up until this age is very important.

We have made extensive research of which shoes are popular and comfortable and we’ve chosen the best shoes to wear in high school. Based on the fact that most high school and college guys wear shoes between 6 and 16 men US, here are the best ones for you to pick this fall:

ProductPriceGood forWidest sizeOverall score
PUMA Adult Suede Classic Shoe PUMA Adult Suede Classic Shoe $25.00 - $295.51 Stylish and fresh old school sneaker to wear all day.M4,5
New Balance Men's MW411V2 Walking ShoeNew Balance Men's MW411V2 Walking Shoe
$43.99 - $64.95 Comfortable sneakers for walking a lot.4E4,5
Minnetonka Men's Hardsole Pile-Lined Slipper Minnetonka Men's Hardsole Pile-Lined Slipper $39.95 - $50.95 Warm, soft, nice and durable moccasins to wear on dry days.2E4,5
Vans Men's Atwood Skate ShoeVans Men's Atwood Skate Shoe $35.14 - $151.00 Popular canvas slightly padded shoe to wear everywhere and instead of fashion sneakers. M4,5
Merrell Men's Moab Rover Shoe Merrell Men's Moab Rover Shoe $54.37 - $141.69 Comfortable and durable walking shoe for active students.2E4,5
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox SneakersConverse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Sneakers $20.99 - $300.00 Lightweight classical shoe to wear all day.M4,4
Clarks Men's Portland 2 Tie Casual Shoe Clarks Men's Portland 2 Tie Casual Shoe $59.47 - $125.00 Perfect walking shoe for people on the move.3E4,4
Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot $41.91 - $249.50 All weather shoes that dress with anything from suits to jeans.M4,3
Rockport Men's Banni Mocc-Toe Rugged Oxford Rockport Men's Banni Mocc-Toe Rugged Oxford $60.00 - $110.00 Dressy comfortable shoe that fit with everything.3E4,3

Running shoes

Running shoes are designed for you to run in. They support only forward and backward movements of the foot (eventually from side to side like tennis shoes) but do not give the freedom of move. They are very cushioned to accommodate for stress during the run. They are thus not suitable and even dangerous to wear all day! Avoid buying running shoes to wear to school or to work.

If you absolutely like New Balance shoes that makes footwear for sports go with a walking shoe like New Balance Men’s MW411V2 Walking Shoe. Walking shoes allow for a greater range of movements. They are not ideal for your feet, but better than running shoes and are fashionable.

The best sneakers for high school in our test is PUMA Adult Suede Classic Shoe. It is very popular and never goes out of fashion.

Suede shoes

Suede is a delicate quality leather material that withstands scuffs and scrapes but gets dirty and absorbs moisture. If you have bought suede shoes like Minnetonka Slipper or Clarks Desert Boot treat them with water repellent boot spray, fabric protector or water and stain protector before wearing them regularly.

Also you may buy a brass suede brush and brush them before and after wearing to keep them looking like new.

Another tip is to clean suede shoes buy rubbing them with sand.

If you are looking for scuff resistant school shoes than suede is to the rescue! Choose between sneakers, moccasins or boots.

Wide feet

Not many fashion footwear fit the wide feet. The best shoes for teenagers with wide feet are Minnetonka moccasins and New Balance walking sneakers. Moccasins are very stretchy and can handle much wider feet naturally, while New Balance’s go up to 4E width size (which is very wide).