While most New Year’s resolutions involve getting fitter and eating healthier, you can add a style resolution to your list: wear better shoes.
Whether you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe or try out new menswear trends, one thing every well-dressed gentlemen needs is a few pairs of stylish and comfortable shoes to see you through all occasions in 2018.
But why should you consider wearing better shoes in 2018?
The design of men’s shoes date back to centuries, and over those centuries these shoes have been building up a sort of persona and have said a lot about the men who wear them.
Anatomic & Co looks at how shoes influence the way people perceive us as well as some tips to help you plan out your shoe wardrobe for 2018.
You can judge a man by his shoes
The shoes a man wears revels his pride in the little things. If he’s wearing a well-fitted suit and pairs it with cheap lace-ups, he is not seen as a detailed man. Also, keeping your shoes in pristine condition rather than scuffed and unpolished makes a statement about who you are as a man.
Shoes have a significant impact on first impressions and can be a cue to your personality – so make sure you’re giving people the right impression
Be adventurous with your shoes
You may want to add a bit of excitement to your shoe wardrobe in 2018.
If you’ve stuck to a certain shoe shape, square-toe for example, maybe it’s time to try a more rounded (but not sharp) toe. Not only does this style look more stylish and tasteful, but will also add more sleek to the rest of your wardrobe.
Apart from the shape of the shoe, you can try out new colours that will help separate you from the crowd. The perfect example of this is the Pilar Smooth Burgundy/Black brogue, which features distinctive two-toned leather finish.
Don’t forget the basics
One shoe every man should own is a black lace-up, which can be dressed up or dressed down. This shoe will work with everything from jeans to suits, and if you avoid a black lace-up with frilly or ornate details, you’ll be able to wear the shoes as easily to the office as to the pub.
Don’t compromise comfort for style
Have both. While no one can see the bottom of your feet, shoes take a pounding – especially in their soles.
Anatomic & Co shoes are built with special Anatomic Gel Technology. There isn’t any gel in the soles but the soles are made of a rubber material mixed with a special gel which makes the soles of the shoes incredibly flexible, bouncy and comfortable.
Furthermore, soles and insoles also have a memory, so once you take your shoes off and leave them to rest, they go back to their original shape ready to look after your feet the next day.
Wearing better shoes as part of your New Year’s resolution will go a long way. Not only will your new shoes change the way others perceive you, but also add value to your 2018 wardrobe.