Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford

Their fusion of a running shoe-derived outsole and a leather upper gave Cole Haan one of the comfiest dress shoes around. Their Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford kicks it up another couple of notches with a new single-piece of stretch knit material that’s lighter, more breathable, and offers better lateral stability. The shoe’s flex outsole mimics the natural motion of the foot just as well and rubber pods at the forefoot and heel increase traction whether you’re walking across sleek office floors or running a few blocks to catch a bus. Available in Marine Blue (shown), Black, Burnt Orange, Ironstone (grey), and White, all paired with an Ivory-colored outsole.

Check out the full lineup at Cole Haan – $180

GET IT: $180


Duke & Dexter Loafers

The words quality and loafers needn’t be mutually exclusive, and Duke & Dexter’s Loafers are a living example of this. For one, each shoe is both designed in London and handcrafted in Sheffield, the latter in a family run factory that’s been producing footwear for over 80 years. The shoes themselves pair a traditional loafer style with a large selection of colors and patterns — 33 by our count — that sets them apart ad includes a variety of suedes (Tanner Suede shown), several camo patterns, and tweed, amongst many more.

Learn more at Duke & Dexter – $150+

GET IT: $150+


Nike Mag

The Nike Mag has been teased for years. You still can’t outright buy the limited-edition 2016 Nike Mag, but this release is still the most widely available to date with a solid 89 released, given away by means of a draw starting tonight, with 10$ entries that benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund Parkinson’s research. The highly sought-after shoes feature Nike’s Adaptive Fit technology that tightens and loosens the laces to conform to the user’s foot, and sport concealed buttons on the inside their topline to loosen or tighten the shoes manually. They’re also fitted with a variety of LED lights and are of course true to the Back to the Future Part II originals in looks.

Learn more at Nike – $10 per ticket

GET IT: $10


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Boot

Bare canvas doesn’t hold much heat in cold weather, and a bit of slush and snow only makes the situation worse. The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Boot takes care of that while retaining the brand’s spirit and classic silhouette. Made of a mesh-backed leather, the boot naturally repels water and boasts a neoprene inner sleeve for warmth. It may be a little less spartan than their standard canvas-on-rubber shoe — which most die-hard fans appreciate — but more than makes up for it with a Nike Lunarlon insole, beefy and grippy rubber outsole, and the option of wearing these kicks all year round.

Check out the full Counter Climate collection at Nike’s Converse Store – $130

GET IT: $130


Tanner x Rancourt Court Classic Low

Sometimes, you come across a pair of sneakers so well-made and so rare they’re begging to be snatched up. Such is the case with the Tanner Goods Court Classic Low, a new American-made sneaker produced in conjunction with the legendary footwear purveyors at Rancourt & Co. The sneaker is all class and heritage blended into one stylish package, featuring rich Natural Essex Horween leather and Vibram Honey Strighton sole. The Vibram sole in particular also made an appearance on the Court Classic Mid as put together by Tanner Goods & Rancourt, and the Court Classic Low is just the latest stunning iteration in the partnership. If ever there was the perfect fall sneaker, the Court Classic Low might just be it — it’s a casual option to pair with dark selvedge denim, and it’ll look just as sharp with wool trousers and a herringbone blazer on the first chilly day. A mere 80 pairs were made, so you know you’re getting something that’s, as Tanner Goods says, worth holding onto.

Learn more at Tanner Goods – $290


ITS Kevlar Escape Laces

Escape gear comes in many forms, but we definitely didn’t expect to find it in laces. ITS Tactical’s Kevlar Escape Laces are made of 100% Kevlar and come in 54-inch, 60-inch and 72-inch sizes to fit standard shoes and boots. Sure, they’re strong, providing 360 lbs of tensile strength, are both fire and chemical resistant, and they won’t break. But they really shine if you’re ever in a bad situation and tied up with zip ties or the like, doubling as a friction saw with a bit of ingenuity (i.e. stringing the laces through the zip ties, tying them up between your feet, and basically pedalling for a few seconds until it cuts).

Find it at ITS Tactical – $11 [via]


Trask Brady Chukka

When you combine rich, rugged Horween leather with a clean, classic silhouette, you get a new version of what could be your favorite boot for fall. We’re talking about the Trask Brady Boot, a super-clean take on the more casual chukka. With a leather lining and an Ortholite insole, they combine comfort and style for days in spades. The clay-colored Horween Norwegian elk leather exterior will look just as great after years of wear as it will fresh out of the box, and the stitch-out welt construction adds another layer of durability to a pair of boots that’s ready to wear with light wash denim now and with a crisp wool suit this fall and winter. With styling potential that’s versatile and prepared for anything, this just might be your new favorite pair of chukkas.

Learn more at Trask – $265


Custom Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars

A pair with classic black and white is iconic enough. But if you’ve ever wanted to experiment with a larger gamut of colors you’re bound to love these Custom Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. Starting with a blank canvas these shoes can be customized in ten ways, including both individual sides of upper, the tongue, heel strip, inner lining, laces, eyelets, and rubber sidewall most with 25 colors to choose from. You can even change the color of the stitching and add a short message or ID to the heel strip, meaning the odds of bumping into somebody with the same exact shoe is statistically impossible if you put a little effort into customizing yours.

Learn more at Nike – $75


Helm Boots Sam

The detailing is fantastic. But it’s the big picture that matters more, and Helm Boots’ Sam puts a dapper finishing touch on your outfit. Each pair is handcrafted in Maine at one of the last shoe factories in the USA using full-grain Tasman York leather for the upper and an oil-treated leather sole for longevity, the latter complemented with Helm’s signature white midsole. Available in black (shown) or original, which features brown Horween Chromexcel leather paired with Cone Mills Denim trim. Wear them and resole them as need be, and you’re bound to have these boots for a long while.

Learn more at Helm Boots – $499

Sports & Outdoors

Nike Flyknit Elite Golf Shoe

Nike’s Flyknit Elite strays far from the traditional golf shoe, and with some merit. The shoe uses Nike’s lightweight and breathable Flyknit upper to securely hug your foot without building up as much heat as leather, as well as a full-length Lunarlon midsole for soft but responsive cushioning. The former also extends to your ankle thanks to an extra-long collar that adds a sock-like fit on top of naturally keeping out pebbles and dirt. But more radical is the absence of traditional golf spikes, replaced instead by a Traction pattern integrated in the base of the shoe that ensures grip on grass — and adds solidity to the shoe’s overall stability.

Learn more at Nike – $270


Jack Erwin Parker Driving Loafers

Jack Erwin started out focusing on essentials like sleek dress shoes, sturdy combat boots, and lately, a great pair of boat shoes. That focus on taking over your footwear shelf (or hell, closet) just added another point of attack, as the brand’s new Parker Driving Loafer is a welcome change from other shoes in the category in both looks and functionality. Available in an array of eye-catching colors and made on a custom last that creates a streamlined look, the Parker would be a particularly handy pair to have on your feet when hitting the road for a Sunday drive — and for taking a leisurely stroll thereafter. The Italian suede and nubuck are sharp and premium, creating a pleasing visual effect (something for which the brand is known). Plus, eight color options, each suited to warm weather, are going to look even better when combined with a very agreeable price point.

Grab a pair at Jack Erwin – $115

Sports & Outdoors

Skinners Shoes

Thick-soled shoes have coddled your feet far too long. The proof of weakened muscles and ligaments? Try running barefoot. Skinners Shoes are probably closer to socks than shoes, but still offer enough protection to guard your feet from succumbing to adverse terrain. They’re hand-made in Europe and boast a durable dual coating of an anti-abrasive polymer underneath that’s affixed to antimicrobial fibre. Admittedly, working up to being able to run a few miles with this style shoe might take awhile, but they’re handy for a multitude of uses since they roll up tiny and are ideal for bringing along as an extra pair of shoes that you can shove in your pocket.

Find them at Kickstarter – $32+


Taft Jack Boot

Perfectly suited to either casual or formal wear depending on how you dress it, Taft’s Jack Boot combines an Italian full-grain calf skin toe cap and counter with a natural raw wool upper for a distinguished look you won’t find on shoes in your local department store. A calfskin inner lining adds structure to the upper and is fitted with metal-reinforced upper eyelets to support the cotton laces. They’re rounded out by a leather sole featuring rubber inserts for comfort, grip, and durability, making this a pair of boots you won’t want to take off.

Check out the Jack Boot in brown (shown) and Grey/Oxblood at Taft – $235