4. The Boat shoe
This is probably the most comfortable shoe after sneakers. The comfortablity makes me want to get more. Another thing that excites me about boat shoes, are the manufactures that produce these shoes. Companies with good reputations when it comes to craftsmanship. The likes of Sebago, Timberland, Sperry and Lacoste are the masters of boat shoes.
This shoe is one versitile shoe. You can either wear them with socks or you wear them with secret socks to pull of the sock less look. I personally prefer to wear them with secret socks.
Sperry Top Sider
These shoes were specifically made for Spring and Summer. You can wear them in Autumn,depending on how you wear them. Personally I feel that boat shoes in Spring/Summer are a must have.
5. The Derby
Last but not least is the Derby. This style is characterised by quarters with shoelace eyelets that are sewn on top of the vamp. This construction method, also known as open lacing. So in layman's terms Derby means laced shoes.
This is a must have because as a man you need to have shoes with laces. It's just the right thing to have.
We have touched a bit on the Derby when we were differentiating the Derby Brogue and the Oxford Brogue.
One thing I really love about Derby shoes is the fact that you can lace them according to how you want them, tight or loose. I love mine tight because it's a solid shoe and it takes the shape of my feet. I also love the fact that I can wear them the way I want, sock less or with socks.
For men who do wear platform shoes.
The sock less look.
These are the 5 shoes you should have before 25. Invest in shoes that you will show to your grandchildren, quality goes a long way. The choices that we make in our early 20's are the choices we will live up to in our early 40's. So we need to make the right choices from style, investments and relationships with our families and friends.
Here are some shops where you could find these shoes.
Preview Designer Collection
Sandton City shop number U40
Tel: 011 884 0401/2
East Gate Shopping centre shop number L76 A
Tel: 011 615 7171
Mon to Sat : 9am - 8pm
Sun : 9am - 6pm
New Balance Concept Store
Menlyn Shopping centre Shop Number 2.02
Tel: 012 348 1981
Sandton City Shop number U3
Tel: 011 783 0882
Woodmead Value Mart shop number G07
Tel: 011 804 5857