Dress shoes look very nice and are mostly worn for formal events. Many people wear them daily and it becomes especially important that the shoes are durable and comfortable. Most dress shoes are made of leather. Shoes with rubber soles are far more durable than with the leather ones.
There are several types of men’s dress shoes available: oxfords, loafers, derbies and monk shoes. The difference between these types is mostly how they are laced. Loafers typically doesn’t have laces, oxfords have closed lacing and derbies have open lacing.
|Product||Price||Good for||Widest size||Overall score|
|Johnston and Murphy Men's Shuler Bicycle Toe Oxford||$$$||Stylish shoe with soft rubber sole. Good for everyday semi-formal wear and for work at the office.||2E||4,6|
|Clarks Men's Portland 2 Tie Casual Shoe||$||Good for standing all day.||3E||4,4|
|ECCO Men's Helsinki Oxford||$$$||Light and durable for a daily wear. Good for sweaty feet.||M||4,4|
|Clarks Unstructured Men's Un.Sheridan Slip On||$$||Dressy everyday work shoe that is easy to take on and off.||2E||4,4|
|Dockers Men's Moritz Wingtip Oxford||$||Good looking shoe with wingtip perforated seams for formal everyday wear and with suits.||M||4,3|
|Hush Puppies Men's Gus Oxford||$||Lightweight shoe to wear everywhere all day.||3E||4,2|
|Rockport Men's Margin Oxford||$$||Cushioned dressy walking shoe to wear on sidewalks and to the office.||3E||4,2|
|Dr. Martens Shoes: Men's Original Gaucho Leather Shoes||$$||Comfortable and waterproof shoes for everyday wear.||M||4,2|
|Cole Haan Men's Tucker Venetian Slip-On Loafer||$||Both casual and dressy slip-on loafers with cushioning for standing and walking all day.||2E||4,2|
After you have picked your dress shoes the first thing you should do is to give them proper care. Initial care includes treating the shoes with a wax or a special cream.
Leather shoes: use some wax or simple Kiwi shoe polish to protect the shoe before wearing.
Nubuck or suede: Make sure to protect the soft leather against moisture. If they get soaking wet or very dirty the leather may become damaged. Simple protectant spray is a must.
Patent leather: The shoes are shiny from the start, but you should also protect them from damages, scuffs and marks and preserve shine. Use lack cream or a milk conditioner. Remember to try the stuff out on a hidden part of a shoe first!
Remove scuffs and marks from shoes immediately.
If you are having problems with your back and standing for long times during day at the office than you should probably take a look at what shoes you are wearing. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes with the right foot support. Concrete floors are not a natural environment for your feet. Some cushioning will help you keeping your joints healthy.
The most comfortable dress shoes for men who are standing all day according to many reviews are Johnston and Murphy and Hush Puppies oxfords. These shoes have also widest sizes and go up to 3E width which make them the most comfortable dress shoes for wide feet as well.
You can also see the most comfortable dress shoes under $100 in our table. The prices are being updated automatically each time you visit our website.