You can’t head out en masse to the sports club right now. There’s no pre and post-match beers to be dressed up for. No chance, either, of that family gathering around the fire with the big game on the telly.
Instead, now is the time to plan for both small outings and big occasions to come, and there’s nothing like getting your mind and your feet alike feeling good about going out with a revamped shoe rack complete with footwear for any occasion.
So let schuh help you slalom your way through the mountain of rearranged weddings, date nights and weekends away that you have planned post-lockdown with a rundown of the five shoes every man should have to cover appointments big and small.
Leisure: The Wigham Trainer white
You probably don’t need us to tell you that a classic white trainer should be your go-to for casual social occasions and de-stressing walks in the park alike. White goes with everything, it’s a blank canvas which allows you to style the rest of your outfit without worrying about clashing. In a versatile wipe-clean fabric and a rubber sole for comfort you can’t go wrong with these classic trainers.
Wedding: The Toby Lace-up
With Covid restrictions making guest lists much smaller than usual, all eyes are on you at weddings these days. Not literally, but you don’t want to be the one letting the side down in terms of style! The Toby Lace-up comes in either black or brown, allowing you to choose whichever complements your suit colour. We love the slight two-tone look of them in brown, but you can never go wrong with a classic black. Made in a supple leather fabric, these shoes will last you, and the stitched detailing also ensures timeless style. These beauties also feature a slight heel, adding confidence to those who like a little boost.
Weekend away: The Victor Trainer
Weekends away may be few and far between at the moment, but when you are next lucky enough to go on a UK minibreak you’ll want something both stylish for date night, but also durable for those country walks. Enter the Victor Trainer. An all-rounder, meaning you can pack light and pair with anything - these are easily dressed up or down, with a black man-made upper and eye-catching rubber outsole. Ideal for matching with classy slacks and well-kept jeans alike.
Date night: The Simpson Desert
The desert boot is a timeless style and these Simpson editions in a premium brown leather are a luxury take on the everyday classic. Pair these with some slim leg jeans, a dark wash will complement the brown and look smarter than your classic denim. We like to roll the cuff of the jeans to hit the top of the boot, keep your colour palette neutral and add a light blue shirt to complete your simple, but on-trend date night outfit.
Weekend wander: The Griffin Chukka
With limited options for entertainment this winter, country walks are top of our list. Getting out of the city - read: stifling one bed flat - and getting fresh air in your lungs and the blood pumping is a sure-fire way to release those endorphins. Look no further than the Griffin Chukka, available in navy or grey, as these will look great with jeans next to the fire in a country pub while a rogue labrador tries to share your lunch. In a suede upper with a flexible rubber sole, these are comfortable and durable. Just make sure you give them a blast with some suede protector before wearing, it is Blighty after all.