Top 10 CASUAL Shoe Styles (Best Fall & Winter Footwear Ranked!)


Top 10 CASUAL Shoe Styles
[0:00:00] [Music]
In today’s video, gents, I’m going from number 10 to number 1, ranking the top ten casual
shoes that should be in every man’s wardrobe. So, starting things off, gentlemen, at number
10, the classic canvas sneaker. Now, the classic canvas sneakers has been
around for almost a .hundred years. Has a very modest origin story. Basically, this was a utilitarian shoe, a
very inexpensively made shoe for the masses. In fact, what’s interesting about it is they
used to only make it one particular shoe, you didn’t have a right or left. Now, they stopped that practice once the shoes
caught on they became more popular, they started coming out with all different styles. So, you see right here, we’ve got a low-cut
and that’s one of the reasons I’ve got this shoe on the list. It comes in a wide variety of colors, a wide
variety of cuts and styles, and it really is a go-to shoe for any man in his casual
wardrobe. Now, for those of you that are a bit more
fashion-forward, you know in the last decade, the white sneaker has really been popping
very popular. Why? Because it grabs attention it stands out from
the crowd. And, a guy that’s wearing this, he really
has to pay attention to keeping them clean keeping them looking great. But, if you don’t want to deal with any of
that, you want something still that’s classic, but can deal with stains get a little bit
dirty and no one’s going to see, then just simply go with a dark colored sole a dark
colored upper. And to reiterate, the reason I’ve got this
shoe in my top 10 is its versatility. Now, you can’t dress it up with black tie,
but if you’re a rock star, you could maybe wear it with this suit. But for most of us, this is going to be a
great shoe that you can default to. And what about all the great-looking canvas
sneakers you’ve seen in today’s video? Gentlemen, go grab them over at Nothing New. I’ve talked about this company before. I’m proud to have them as a sponsor because
these guys are making a difference. So, they make stylish great-looking canvas
sneakers. That’s great. But, what I love is that they’re taking recycled
bottles, and that’s what they’re making these sneakers out of. Now, the rubber, they’re taking recycled rubber. Even the inside of the shoe, they’re using
recycled fishing nets. You’ve got to love a company that’s really
doing great things for the environment. In fact, if you go look at another pair of
shoes that use cotton, it uses a hundred gallons more water than a pair of shoes like this. But let’s get back to the look. Let’s get back to the style because, yeah,
you want to save the environment, but you want to look good too, right? So, with these right here, I’ve looked at
the construction, I have worn these. Yes, I wore them at Disneyland. Walked like 15 miles in this pair right here,
and have to say that they did a great job holding up. And, gents, make sure to go check out their
website for all the different options. You want different styles, you want different
colors, Nothing New has you covered. Free shipping and three returns in the United
States, and when you’re done with these shoes, one of my favorite parts, you just send it
back to the company. They will recycle it and they give you a $20
credit. I’m linking to Nothing New down in the description. Go check them out. Coming in at number 9, we’ve got the combat
boot. Now, this is not military issue, and I wouldn’t
recommend military issue. Anyone that’s ever served, one of the first
purchases you make, you go out and you buy your own boots. Where do you get those boots? Guys, there’s tons of civilian companies that
actually have followed the military classic design and they’ve improved on it. They use better soles, they use better uppers,
they use better lacing, just better materials and what you get is a superior boot that’s
actually been tested. And what I mean by tested is this boot has
evolved over the years to meet the demanding needs of not only the men in the military,
but men in other professions. So, smokejumpers, these guys that jump out
of airplanes and deal with fires. Amazing guys, but what they were dealing with
is they needed a boot that could — that could go through rugged terrain, but they also had
the high ankle support when you’re basically coming out of a plane, you need to be able
to protect your ankles. So, they designed this boot to be higher up. Now, the weakness of this boot isn’t sheer
size and its lack of versatility in terms of dressing it up. This is not something you’re going to wear
with a suit, you really wouldn’t even wear it with a sports jacket, but you can still
have fun with the different styles. Black is probably going to be the most common
color out there, but I would recommend you look at other options, at least in dark brown,
maybe a medium brown. This one right here has an olive green suede,
so all of a sudden, yes, it’s a combat boot design, but the style factor has just shot
up. Next on our list, we’ve got the Moccasin-toe
boot, very distinctive because of the style of the upper right here. So, when you look at this, you’re going to
be able to spot it immediately. You’re going to have a very soft overall upper
with that clear moccasin design. Now, similar to the combat boot, this is going
to be a very casual style. You’ll notice actually it’s not nearly as
tall as the combat boot, but it’s going to be the design overall of the upper that make
this just a very casual boot. Another fashionable trend you’ve probably
seen is the contrast in the sole, with the upper you’re going to see a lot of styles
that come out like this. A lot of guys, okay, they’re like that’s maybe
a little bit too loud too much for me, but I still think this is a great boot design
and why it’s on my list is the functionality actually of the sole. Not a lot of guys think about this, but this
sole notice how we have no heel right there, and that’s going to be very common on this
design. This is going to give you more traction. So, if you’re looking for a boot that’s
going to be great during the winter, you can wear it with jeans. And, I think actually if you polish this up,
you could even wear this with a sports jacket in certain situations. Guys, this is a great-looking shoe that could
easily fit in your wardrobe. [0:04:57]
Next on my list, we’ve got the classic penny loafer. When it comes to versatility the classic penny
loafer is tough to beat. You can wear this with a casual suit, you
can wear this with jeans and a t-shirt. Yes, you can. It really just comes down to the color and
the style you choose. So many different options when it comes down
to the upper. You can go with black, therefore it’s going
to be dressier. You can go maybe a blue suede, a red suede,
but understand that’s going to make this much more casual. A lighter color like we’ve got here a light
tan, this is going to make it more casual. But, I still think a very versatile shoe. By the way, guys, all these boots and shoes,
you can grab them over at Thursday Boots, the other sponsor of today’s video. I’ve talked about this company before. I love their products. What they provide, quality footwear at a fair
price. Now, I love talking about the construction
of quality footwear because when I give you this information, you are then armed with
the tools to go out there and buy the right shoes for you. So many of those shoes out there look great,
but they’re glued together. Guys, you want to look for a shoe that’s
actually been constructed correctly. That’s why I love Thursday Boots, they use
a Goodyear welt, one of the best forms of construction that you can find out there for
shoes, and they’re able to offer them to you at an affordable price. And, gents, I’ve had Thursday as a sponsor
for years. The advantage to that is that I’ve worn and
I’ve tested their boots for years. In fact, I did that one video in which I cut
a pair of their shoes right in half that I had worn for over two years and I show just
what goes into the construction on a pair of Thursdays. Guys, for years I’ve been talking about Thursday
Boots because I wear them, I’ve tested them, and I love these boots. I think they’re one of the best deals out
there. Gentlemen, I’m linking to Thursday down in
the description. Use that link. Go check them out, great company. Next up on our list, gentlemen, we’ve got
the chukka boot. Now, similar to the combat boot, this has
a military history. It was in the 1940s when British soldiers
where in Egypt, they actually commissioned a number of cobblers to make these very simple
boots. So, why is this shoe on my list? Because you can dress it up, you can dress
it down. Really the chukka is a very versatile boot
that you can wear in a wide variety of different situations. I could go with a black in leather and I can
wear that with a casual suit. Yes, you could. And you can dress it down, maybe go with a
blue suede like this one right here, all of a sudden you’re going to wear this with a
dark pair of jeans. It’s going to look great. But, this is a pair of shoes that I really
think it really comes down to creativity and how you decide to wear it. Next up on this list, we’ve got the double
monk. Many of you guys know that this is one of
my favorite styles out there. Why do I love this? Like the loafer, you can slip it on and slip
it off. A lot of guys have said, you know in the last
decade, this has become really much more popular, but I rarely ever see a man unless it’s
one of my events wearing a double monk. And this stylish shoe, well, you could dress
it up wear a suit or you can dress it down wear it with a pair of dark colored jeans
a button-down shirt you’ve got a great look there. Now, getting back to boots, let’s talk about
the chelsea. What I like about the chelsea is it’s got
a very sleek elegant design. This is something in inclement weather, I’ve
worn with a full suit, so you could really dress this up depending on the weather conditions. But, what I really like about this is it slips
on and slips off, so that’s why I’ve got this boot ranked so high. Now, if you were to go with a light tan suede
or a dark gray suede like what we have here, I think that you can dress this down, at the
same time, you could actually dress this up wear it with a casual suit. I would recommend something like this, no,
you wouldn’t be able to wear it with a business suit. But, the right style, yeah, chelsea boot,
you can really do a lot with it. And, now, let’s jump back to sneakers specifically
leather sneakers. In the last decade, we’ve seen a wide variety
of companies come out with their versions of leather sneakers. I do think this is now part of a classic man’s
wardrobe when it comes to casual style. White like this is going to pop, again, you
got to make sure to keep it clean. But if that’s not your style, then simply
go with something that’s not going to show stains. And if you want something with a bit more
color, you already know what your colors are what shoes would really stand out from the
crowd there are tons of options out there. Now, coming in at number 2 on our list, many
of you guys may not even consider this a casual shoe, and that is the brogue. Now, the brogue comes in a wide variety of
different styles, but basically when you hear brogues, what they’re talking about are the
basically indentions here in the leather these holes. If you go back and look at the history on
this shoe, this was a pair of shoes that a man could wear in the marsh. The idea was that water would go in and then
it would come right out. So, an early actually combat boot a lot of
combat boots have that as well, but that’s why I love this shoe is it’s got such a rich
history. Now, what you’re seeing here is a wingtip. You can see a wide variety of different ones
out there, but overall, the leather work on this makes this a more casual shoe. Whether it’d be open or closed lacing systems,
it’s still going to be relatively a casual shoe. So, because of that this is something a lot
of guys they’re comfortable wearing a casual suit with maybe a sports jacket odd trousers
even a blazer jacket with. The reason I’ve got this one I think ranked
so high is I think so many men could benefit from throwing out those running shoes and
simply replacing it with a great pair of brogues. This one right here, I have worn to multiple
events. I’ve had to stand up for, you know, sixteen
hours a day in these shoes, I absolutely love them. And I put them high in this list because they’re
comfortable, they’re versatile, and if more men would start wearing shoes like this, it
really just level up their game. [0:10:01]
Coming in at number 1, gentlemen, the most versatile shoe in a man’s wardrobe are flip-flops. Guys, you can wear this with the suit, you
can dress it down. No, I’m kidding because the flip-flop is not
number 1. Let’s get to the real number 1. So, coming in at number 1, I’ve got the modern
laced dress boot. So, for me over the last five years, this
has been the style I’ve defaulted to again and again. And when I ask myself the question why, it
really came down to I love the silhouette and the overall look of the boot. It’s a classic design, been around since from
1940’s. You’ve seen various companies actually take
and run with it. You don’t see too many combat boots coming
out like this anymore, but they actually made it a bit dressier by using better upper, better
materials, different types of lacing systems. But, overall, this is a rugged looking boot
that has a bit of a feel of I don’t know, just a bit dressier than a lot of the other
boot styles out there. And, because of that, I know for me I live
in a part of the world where we get to the full four seasons talking a hardy winter,
we get a fall and a spring with a lot of mud a lot of slush and I want something I can
put on my feet and I know I can go through that slush and not worry about really messing
up. You know I wear jeans with a sports jacket
a lot of time when times when I dress up, so for me this is the pair of boots I’ve just
defaulted to again and again. And, although I wouldn’t recommend that you
wear this style with a suit, I think that you can dress it up go with a darker color
maybe wear it with a sports jacket dark-colored pair of jeans, I really like the look. So, what video to watch next? How about watching me cut a pair of Thursday
Boots right in half? In this video, guys, I talked about what’s
inside quality footwear, what you should look for, and I really do cut that pair of boots
in half, so go check it out right here. I had a lot of fun with this video. Let me know what you think down in the comments. [0:11:38] End of audio

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  • Was already in the process of coughing when you pulled up them sandles. Nearly killed me XD

  • You got me with the flip flops. Great content!!

  • I never see any of my style channels mention the Cole Haan Zerogrand. I have several colors in this shoe and i wear them with and without suits.

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  • Already my leather sneakers and moccasin boots for work.

  • Amazing video well done 😊😊❤️❤️

  • I used to watch other style youtube channels. These days, I only mainly watch your videos. You produce and upload videos that match the sort of style that I try to achieve for my age.

  • Loved this vid Antonio plz stop cuttin those Thursday Boots in half 🤟😁😂🤣👍

  • I actually own some yeezys.
    While they are a comfy shoe they are very much intended for "streetwear" fashion.

    When I'm not working, I try to go for a smart casual look and my white leather sneakers put in a ton of work.

  • Every shoes is so much expensive

  • I often wear sneakers, but can't do the Don Johnson no sock routine.

  • I'm a denier.

  • Laced boot is number one!

  • Definitely need number one this fall! I'm always in need for stylish, water ressistant boots. If I wear my leather Chelsea boots rain will damage them, so this is a perfect fit for me.

  • Cowboy boots?

  • Hey man. What are your thoughts on the shoe brand Nubikk?
    They are for my wallet slightly expensive but worth the buy since they last 2/3 years and still look good. Really good shoes that hold up and are stylish.

  • Hi Anthony,
    Whenever many shoe reviews come up the classic wingtip particularly the oxblood and black have been worn with navy blue and grey suits in business situations for decades and ar perfectly acceptable. Yes I know that some of the other colors make it a more casual shoe but not oxblood or black. This is just my opinion and I am quite a bit older than you, but I just need to remind the younger guys. In fact in Scotland, where the shoe oringinated, this shoe is actually a formal wear staple. Thank you for the great videos. keep up the good work.
    Blessings,
    John B.
    Sacramento, CA

  • Been using Thursday Boot Duke Chelsea for a year and still in a tip top condition. Love it…hope Thursday boot release suede navy Chelsea boot..😉

  • OXFORDS NOT BROGUES!!!!

  • Can a penny loafer be worn without socks?

  • I like the combat boot because it makes you feel like an raggedy ass marine that’s stuck on Guadalcanal

  • ive owned moc-toe boots and i was slipping ALL the time in the snow. however they were PERFECT for rainy weather

  • I loved your videos your videos was up lifting and was helping me to build my confidence. I hated your channel after the video on why being short sucks

  • Can I wear dress laced boots with a sports jacket and odd trousers?

  • I loved your videos your videos was up lifting and was helping me to build my confidence. I hated your channel after the video on why being short sucks

  • Great video! How about fashion for 50 year old men?

  • Hi , iam seeing your videos recently ,your doing well and great and also your good on yours opinion , iam waiting for your other videos 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Vans > Nothing New

    …sorry had to say thay.

  • When Antonio said flip flops
    I was like….;-wait…..what??😕

    Lol😂😂

  • Always enjoy your commentary. However, personal likes and dislikes are a struggle for me on your choices. Thanks again for making me rethink what’s available.

  • I got my pair a Thursday Boots a few days ago for my fall style. I love how they feel and I love the craftsmanship.

  • 6:08
    To show you the power of Flex Tape, I sawed this boot in half!!!

  • Wait where’s the green bay crocks?

  • Très jolie ça c7 combien ça

  • A sneaker that I love as a younger guy in my early/mid 20s is the Vans Authentic. They are a casual sneaker that has unique Oxford lacing style that can be dressed up/down very well depending on the design/material you choose.

  • Very well done as usual Antonio! Can a man in his 50’s still get away with wearing all white canvas sneakers? Cheers!

  • Can you make video about tall guys? how to choose clothes correctly? shoes are the easiest part, but how to match, and not look like a sausege or skinny. thanks

  • I have the love for leather shoes as much as Yeezy and Jordan. Can't help loving both of them.

  • Donald Trump should the number 9 in the White House

  • So.. no crocs?

  • When I injured my foot & was forced back to wearing Asics instead of my Thursday Captains, people began treating me as a lower class person.

  • Sellout

  • This guy knows nothing about dressing other than suits.All he wears is a suit all day.

  • Very bad taste 👎

  • Anyone else notice almost every one of these is a Thursday boots company/affiliate??

  • yeezy are pretty good in summer!

  • I recently bought two pairs of boots for the upcoming fall and winter.
    I got Thursday boots Captain in Black and Danner bull run lux, looking forward to putting them on my feet.

  • You forgot the pink Crocs again man…:(

  • Great video. Love the content on this channel!

  • Chocked on my drink when you said flip flops. Lol

  • I love Chuck Taylor's! So I will definitely buy some of these Nothing New.

  • 🙂

  • I even wear boots and dress boots in our summer. Fight me >:D

  • Please make one for summer!!

    We at southeast Asia cannot relate much with this list 🤣

  • Amaze to see Brogue on the casual list of Antonio… I've been using it for a long time during all my formal occasions considering it a high formal pair of shoes… *palm face

  • This channel made me realize my hidden passion for men’s style. I never even thought it about before. Now every day, every time I go out, I’m style conscious of myself and other men. Style is fun, plain and simple

  • A really nice list, and inspiration for the autumn season. I would like recommendations for quality socks. Ones that both look nice and keep you comfortable even if you are standing for several hours like you mentioned in the video. And keep you warm of course.

  • Clarks wallabee boots 😉 I got a nice dark blue pair of copies from Amazon by a company called Find , there were half the price of clarks because the price of the clarks ones has really gone up over the past year or so.

  • I hate buying shoes

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  • Wow. For once I actually own half of your recommendations. I’ve been in boots, lacers and ropers all of my adult life. As for combat boots, for comfort, many have side zippers for really easy on and off. I prefer Smith & Wesson’s, or Original SWAT as two outside companies that made good durable and comfortable boots. Black and Coyote for me.
    When is that Texas heritage going to allow you to recommend some Ropers? Perfect round toe boot that can certainly be dressed up.
    Anyway, good job as usual, thanks for making me feel fashionable for once!

  • Penny loafers are always terrible. Don't do it.

  • But Antonio, if the Government spends billions developing a combat boot.
    Namely the US military (the modern, in the world), that is by default the best combat boot on the face of the earth.
    How do you mean non-military spec boots are superior?

  • can i wear boots with formal outfit?

  • Moccasin toe boots? Uh…. no.

  • Parkhurst boots. I tried Thursday Boots… they're OK, but fit does not work for me. Love my Parkhurst boots.

  • Antonio knows his stuff. Spot on with everything. I purchased my first pair of double monks this summer. Love them.

  • Whats the intro Song ?

  • Antonio, would you say you can pull off double monks and a suit ?

  • My go-to Footwear in no particular order
    Air Force1's mid top (white on white or black on black)
    Timberland (wheat or black)
    Jordan Retro collection (but only certain numbers)
    Adidas (shell tops classic white on white or black on black)

  • Those shoes look sickkkk those nothing new ones I love them

  • I just died at the flip flops part 😂😂😂 was really hoping I could get away with wearing a suit with them at a summer wedding!

  • I was looking forward to seeing Antonio in yeezys

  • Would be great to have a glass of wine with you. You seem like a very nice person.

  • Please tell Nothing New and Thursday Boots….. WIDE WIDTHS!!!

  • Cool

  • Bought a pair of chukka Vans earlier this year. My last pair finally started falling apart after 10 years lol

  • Ehhh, I’ll leave it at the store and get me some Timbs, Jordan’s, Nike, adidas and yeezies

  • I can't wear sneakers (I must have orthotics in my shoes).

  • I have those exact boots from #1! I got my pair of Thursday boots last year for Christmas and I love them.

  • I know I’m in the minority, but Chuck Taylors (as well as the countless clones) look horrible and cheap.
    When I was a kid growing up in the early 70s they were considered the shoes you got when your family was broke (and I grew up in the projects to boot).
    We always referred to them as clown shoes due to their shape, but EVERY fashion channel on YouTube praise them – even after all of them pretty much admit to them being uncomfortable.

    Maybe it’s just me.

  • Oxford, not brogues.

  • Yeezys >>>> every single one of these. Sorry Antonio but this is one video I disagree with

  • We all know Antonio wears flip flops in his videos 😉

  • No.1 💯

  • Cool

  • I’ve seen women wearing broker shoes

  • Lemme guess sponsor

  • Are caterpillar boots in?

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  • Chelsea boot is my favourite footwear………………………………………….

  • The white leather sneaker is really becoming the go to footwear for the causal weekend look. Any good brands to recommend?

  • Brogues Forever! My first brogues were actually a brown second hand pair that I was was given from a cousin of mine. He swore they would look good with my casual pants and even occasionally jeans. He was right. I ended up wearing them on and off until they were actually stolen when I was in the service. Go figure. But even after all these years, they are definite a main stay of mine. Another great video. Thanks again!

  • Chelsea boots are best!!!

  • Great video. Looking for weathered boots presently. Just wanna' know who thought Flip Flops with Jeans and additionally a collared shirt looked good. That to me has to be the worst look ever!! NO ONE wants to look at a guys nasty feet and when I see them with (darker jeans even worse) jeans?? Ugh…!

  • I just picked up my very first dress boots last week! Is Frye good? I got the Frye Paul Oxford dress boot in slate leather. I really like these and want to wear it every day.

  • The style you tubers really don't have a spine anymore. You can't wear canvas sneakers with a suit it make you look like a fool, but Antonio says you can wear if you're really cool. No what you should be doing is giving good advice. Maybe every week brake down the college game days crews outfits saying what good and bad. My college just had its career fair and I saw one guy go to an interview in a navy blazer black pants cream dress shirt buttoned all the way up with no tie on and wearing sneakers.

    I got into this channel because it offered sound advice now its just a product pushing fast fashion website. That maybe to harsh I like some of the products but the fashion advice on the channel has diminished.

  • Military style dress boots might’ve done it, awhile ago. But now when I see them I think of school shootings and idk why.

  • awesome video

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