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Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Yahoo Shopping) for the best men’s business shoes. We then chose the 14 most popular products and tested them for the following:

  1. Craftsmanship
  2. Material
  3. Comfort
  4. Water-Resistance

We were looking for shoes that would be easy to walk in, rain or shine. We also considered breathable options for folks who stand all day. We even enlisted the help of a journalist who specializes in men’s fashion to check for quality. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese business shoes available online.

Experts featured in this article

Takahiro Iino
  • Last updated: 02-04-2021
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Top 14 Best Japanese Business Shoes

To test the shoes, we checked the material and structure, skidded over wet surfaces to make sure they wouldn’t slip, and checked for water resistance by stepping into water buckets. Based on how they performed on these tests, we ranked the top 14 Japanese business shoes available online.

※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
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Balance Works Business Shoes

SPH4610

$106.29

Japaneseバランスワークス ビジネスシューズ SPH4610
TypePlain Toe, Derby
Available ColorsBlack, Dark Brown
Craftsmanship5.0
Material5.0
Comfort4.0
Water resistance4.0
Overall score5.0
2

REGAL Business Shoes Plain Toe

JU13 AH3

$196.60

Japaneseリーガル メンズ ビジネスシューズ JU13 AH3
TypePlain Toe, Derby
Available colorsBlack
Craftsmanship5.0
Material3.0
Comfort4.0
Water resistance5.0
Overall score4.0
3

TEXCY LUXE Leather Business Shoes

TU-7774

$54.23

Japaneseテクシーリュクス ビジネスシューズ 本革 TU-7774
TypePunched Cap Toe, Oxford
Available colorsBlack, Brown
Craftsmanship4.0
Material5.0
Comfort4.0
Water resistance4.0
Overall score4.0
4

Tsukin KaisoBusiness Shoes GORE-TEX

TK3309

$184.38

Japanese通勤快足ビジネスシューズ ゴアテックス TK3309
TypeStraight Tip, Oxford
Available colorsBlack, Brown
Craftsmanship5.0
Material3.0
Comfort4.0
Water resistance4.0
Overall score4.0
5

Rinescante Valentiano Business Shoes

TB3023

$74.32

Japaneseリナシャンテバレンチノ ビジネスシューズ TB3023
TypePlain Toe, Derby
Available colorsBlack, Dark Brown
Craftsmanship5.0
Material3.0
Comfort3.0
Water resistance4.0
Overall score3.0
6

Balance Works Business Shoes

SPH4601

$67.05

Japaneseバランスワークス ビジネスシューズ SPH4601
TypeStraight Tip, Oxford
Available colorsBlack
Craftsmanship4.0
Material4.0
Comfort3.0
Water resistance4.0
Overall score3.0
7

KENFORD Business Shoes Straight Tip

KB48AJ

$96.43

Japaneseケンフォード ビジネスシューズ ストレートチップ KB48AJ
TypeStraight Tip, Oxford
Available colorsBlack
Craftsmanship4.0
Material3.0
Comfort4.0
Water resistance4.0
Overall score3.0
8

Hydro-Tech Business Shoes Black Collection

HD1362

$63.94

Japaneseハイドロテック ビジネスシューズ HD1362
TypePlain Toe, Derby
Available ColorsBlack
Craftsmanship4.0
Material3.0
Comfort5.0
Water Resistance3.0
Overall Score3.0

Compare the Best Japanese Business Shoes

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Balance Works  Business Shoes 1

Balance Works

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REGAL  Business Shoes Plain Toe 1

REGAL

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TEXCY LUXE  Leather Business Shoes 1

TEXCY LUXE

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Tsukin Kaiso Business Shoes GORE-TEX 1

Tsukin Kaiso

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Rinescante Valentiano  Business Shoes 1

Rinescante Valentiano

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Balance Works  Business Shoes 1

Balance Works

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KENFORD  Business Shoes Straight Tip  1

KENFORD

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Hydro-Tech  Business Shoes Black Collection 1

Hydro-Tech

Name

Business Shoes

Business Shoes Plain Toe

Leather Business Shoes

Business Shoes GORE-TEX

Business Shoes

Business Shoes

Business Shoes Straight Tip

Business Shoes Black Collection

Features

Carefully Juggles Quality, Comfort, and Price

Sturdy Build, Grippy Soles, and Comfortable Lining

A Reliable and Comfortable Budget Oxford

The Most Lightweight, Breathable, and Waterproof Shoes We Tested

Craftsmanship and Comfort in a Derby Style

More Than Enough Comfort and Lightness for the Price

Clever Design That Cuts Costs Where It Can and Exhibits Quality Where It Can’t

A Well-Thought-Out Shoe

Price$106.29$196.60$54.23$184.38$74.32$67.05$96.43$63.94
Japaneseバランスワークス ビジネスシューズ SPH4610リーガル メンズ ビジネスシューズ JU13 AH3テクシーリュクス ビジネスシューズ 本革 TU-7774通勤快足ビジネスシューズ ゴアテックス TK3309リナシャンテバレンチノ ビジネスシューズ TB3023バランスワークス ビジネスシューズ SPH4601ケンフォード ビジネスシューズ ストレートチップ KB48AJハイドロテック ビジネスシューズ HD1362
TypePlain Toe, DerbyPlain Toe, DerbyPunched Cap Toe, OxfordStraight Tip, OxfordPlain Toe, DerbyStraight Tip, OxfordStraight Tip, OxfordPlain Toe, Derby
Available ColorsBlack, Dark BrownBlackBlack, BrownBlack, BrownBlack, Dark BrownBlackBlackBlack
Craftsmanship5.05.04.05.05.04.04.04.0
Material5.03.05.03.03.04.03.03.0
Comfort4.04.04.04.03.03.04.05.0
Water resistance4.05.04.04.04.04.04.03.0
Overall score5.04.04.04.03.03.03.03.0
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Products That Didn't Make The Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Water-Resistance Left Something to Be Desired

Water-Resistance Left Something to Be Desired

Jo Marino Leather Business Shoes were comfortable enough to walk in on a normal day, but not the best when it rains. The soles slipped easily. We could feel the cold as soon as we dipped our foot into the water for the water-resistance test, and at the end of five minutes, our socks were drenched.


Craftsmanship was poor, and that became even more apparent when we cut the shoe open. The cup insole was of an awkward thickness. The leather upper smelled of chemicals. The stitches were all of different lengths.

Wears Down Easily Due to the Too-Thin Material

Wears Down Easily Due to the Too-Thin Material

Kobe Liberal Business Shoes LB209 didn’t mold well to feet and felt stuffy. The soles were light but flimsy and cheap. Slip-resistance and comfort were both rated at a D.


When we sliced the shoe in half, we saw that the front half of the insole and midsole were thin. There was very little padding, and the shoe looked like it would wear down within months. The left and right shoe were also asymmetrical.


AAA+ Business Shoes Long Nose was made of shiny faux leather. Inside, the shoe was way too thin. It was light, but there was zero support and it looked ready to fall apart at any moment. The midsole and innersole also didn’t lie flat, and they kept digging into our feet.

Issues With the Design

Issues With the Design

Arno Men's Business Shoes' soles were synthetic rubber with a wooden heel attached. It was poorly made and the heel doesn’t really reach the floor and it slipped easily. Even though it was light, this pair was unstable and overall tiring to walk in.


When we cut it open, we saw the materials were roughly sewn together. The price and brand name may suggest class, but don’t be fooled.
Issues With the Design

We were shocked at how different the front half and back half of ZEENO Business Shoes Heel Up was. The materials used for the lining, the thickness of the midsole, the shape of the insole… That’s going to translate into pain after a long day of walking.


Visionreast Business Shoes Derby had soles and uppers that were glued together. The materials were too flimsy to offer much support. The cup insole was nothing more than a decorative accent. And there were plenty of discrepancies between the left shoe and the right shoe.

Introducing the Expert Who Lent Us His Knowledge

We borrowed the expertise of fashion journalist Takahiro Iino, who has been featured on many television series' and in magazines.

<Fashion Journalist Takahiro Iino>


He was born in 1967 and raised in Tokyo. After graduating from university, he worked for a major corporation but switched careers in 2002 to work as a freelance fashion journalist.

Iino specializes in men's fashion, including, but not limited to, suits, shoes, writing tools, and cologne. He also works as a lecturer at a fashion school and has written many books on clothing.


Some of his works include: "Men's Shoes: How to Choose from the First Step" (Asahi News Publishing), "Men's Clothing: How to Choose Clothes That Fit" (Asahi News Publishing), and "How to Take Care of Your Shoes" (Ikeda Shoten Publishing).

How We Tested Our Products

We determined that the best leather shoes needed to exhibit a high level of craftsmanship. They needed to be made from practical, durable materials and be comfortable no matter what the weather or how long you wear them.

This is how we tested for those factors.

Test ① Craftsmanship

Test ① Craftsmanship
We asked our specialist to inspect the following points.
  1. Structure of the upper
  2. Structure of the lining, midsole, and insole
  3. Structure and shape of the outsole
  4. Stitching on the upper
  5. Symmetry between the left and right shoe

He then graded each pair of shoes on a five-step scale from 1.0 to 5.0.

Quality is Closely Tied to the Details

Quality is Closely Tied to the Details
We did see a correlation between price and quality. We were also surprised to see that a lot of shoes were made crudely, especially concerning the height of the soles, the left and right shoes being asymmetrical, or the distance between seams on the left and right foot being different.

When considering where the shoe was produced, Japan-produced shoes were slightly better than the rest. Shoes produced in Vietnam or Cambodia also managed to receive good scores.

Takahiro Iino
Fashion Journalist
Takahiro Iino

In terms of shoe quality, price and make really go hand in hand. I'd like to point out two products in particular.


One is Regal's Business Shoes Plain Toe. The highlight of it was the make! The threading was different from other shoes and the lining on the inside of the shoe and the cloth that is firmly sewn and attached to the instep was an example of high-quality standards.


I was happily surprised that Rinescante Valentiano's business shoes weren't over the top in design. The sewing work done on it was done well, and it was easy to slip on the feet. Overall, shoes sold at a higher price were made to a better degree.

Test ② Material

Test ② Material
We sliced all the shoes in half so we could get a peak inside. We then had our specialist dissect each pair, pointing out materials that are comfortable, durable, and practical.

Regal and Rockport Shoes Looked Great Inside

Regal and Rockport Shoes Looked Great Inside
We found most budget shoes have one thing in common; the front part of the footbed, which you usually can’t see, was usually made of cheap materials and exhibited shoddy craftsmanship.
Takahiro Iino
Fashion Journalist
Takahiro Iino

Regal branded shoes had stable, reliable quality across the board. Rockport has a reputation for not compromising when it comes to the make of their shoes. However, you could say that these are created to be more like sneakers than men's formal shoes.


After conducting these tests, I believe that men's business shoes prices match the quality. In ither words, the difference in prices really makes a difference in craftsmanship.


There are a few shoes that were outside of this norm, but, based on these tests, the difference in quality was clearly visible with a divide of about 8,000 yen (~$76) to 10,000 yen (~$95). 

Test ③ Comfort

Test ③ Comfort

You can inspect materials all you want, but the best way to tell how a shoe’s going to perform is to wear it yourself. So we slipped on the shoes and took them for a stroll. We checked for each of the following factors, then graded each pair on a five-step scale from 1.0 to 5.0.

  1. How form-fitting it was
  2. How comfortable it stayed over long walking sessions
  3. How breathable it was
  4. How slip-resistant it was

Sneaker-Like Shoes Were Generally Rated Highly

Sneaker-Like Shoes Were Generally Rated Highly
Nowadays, there are more and more shoes built to look like business but feel like sneakers. They have soles with specially designed cushions and are engineered to be as light as possible. Rockport products are a great example.
Takahiro Iino
Fashion Journalist
Takahiro Iino

Rockport has been said to have had one of their employees wear their business shoes and run the New York Marathon before. One of their products, the Dressports 2, looks like your typical business shoe, but it feels nice to wear like a sneaker. 


It's not like the naturally comfy leather soles and cushions we usually see in business shoes, but they have a flexibility that I highly recommend for people looking for a sports-like formal shoe. 

Test ④ Water-Resistance

Test ④ Water-Resistance
We filled a tray with four centimeters of water and soaked our shod feet for five minutes. We then judged how wet our feet got by the color of our gray socks and graded each product on a five-step scale from D to A+.

GORE-TEX Was the Most Resistant

GORE-TEX Was the Most Resistant
Shoes with any kind of water-repelling technology did pretty well on this test, but those that utilized GORE-TEX were especially impressive. Not a drop of water got in. On the other hand, untreated shoes leaked all across the board.
Takahiro Iino
Fashion Journalist
Takahiro Iino

There are quite a few shoes that have been made to repel water, but when you're talking about waterproofing shoes, then GORE-TEX and other types of similar newly developed materials are best.


Every company has their own make and materials, so it's best to check your information before purchasing any pair. However, regardless of the make, water is naturally bad for leather goods, so make sure to take care of and upkeep your shoes.

Tips on How to Choose Japanese Business Shoes – Buying Guide

Here are three big things to look out for.

Play It Safe and Choose a Business-Appropriate Design

Personal appearance can still play a huge role in business culture. You want to appear put together from head to toe–nothing out of place and nothing too showy, either.

When it comes to shoes, pay close attention to whether there’s any broguing (flowery perforations) and the shape of the toe cap.

The Reliable, General Purpose Shoe: Plain Toe

The Reliable, General Purpose Shoe: Plain Toe
Plain toes are just what they sound like–the front part of the shoe is free from any ornamentation. They’re unassuming and can be worn most anywhere.
For day-to-day wear, consider a derby. Derbies have their eyelets stitched over the vamps (the part of the shoe that covers your toes). You can actually see the front ends of the quarters, which is the part of a shoe that covers the sides and back of your foot. The shoe above is an example of a derby.
Oxfords, on the other hand, have their quarters tucked away under the vamp. They appear more formal than derbies. The shoe below is an example of an oxford.

The Dressier Shoe: Cap Toe

The Dressier Shoe: Cap Toe
A cap toe is any kind of shoe that has a horizontal line of stitches running across the toe box. The most popular variety in Japan would be the straight tip. There’s no broguing, the sole ornamentation being the stitches themselves. It’s considered a formal design.
If you’re looking for decorative perforations along the horizontal seam, you’re looking for a punched cap toe. The broguing gives the shoes a bit of flair. It’s not as austere as the straight tip, but if you get a pair of punched cap toe Oxfords in black smooth leather, you shouldn’t have a problem even at formal events.

Consider the Material and Structure of the Shoe

You don’t need to be a connoisseur to identify a badly made shoe.

Learn about Different Types of Leather and Why Full Grain is So Highly Regarded

Learn about Different Types of Leather and Why Full Grain is So Highly Regarded
The uppers of most business shoes are constructed from leather. You have your natural leathers, coming from animals like cow, horse, pig, goat, and deer. Natural leather wears well over time, taking on a beautiful patina. It’s also flexible and breathable. Of all the types of natural leather, full grain is of the highest quality.
Full grain leather is smooth and naturally has few blemishes. It therefore doesn’t need to be sanded down or treated, so it appears softer and warmer than corrected grain leather. Corrected grain leather has a plasticky look to it, as it was crafted from imperfect leather and then buffed and treated until the blemishes disappeared. It’s the budget pick.
Faux leather‘s also another wallet-friendly option. Faux leather usually has a laminated surface, so it’s less breathable than natural leather and cracks with time. Faux leather is easier to care for, however. It’s also evolving, as manufacturers try to develop new ways to produce faux leathers of higher and higher quality.

Make Sure the Rest of the Shoe is Well-Constructed–That is, Sleek but Durable

Make Sure the Rest of the Shoe is Well-Constructed–That is, Sleek but Durable

There are a few things you should look at when you check for craftsmanship.

The first is the quality of the seams. Are they neat and tight? Are there even seams to begin with? Some leather uppers are glued to their soles, which makes it impossible to repair the shoes as they wear out. Make sure, too, that the stitches at the bottom of the sole and the top of the welt line up; if they don’t, then that needlework is purely decorative.
You also want to look at the symmetry of the shoes and pay attention to the materials that are used inside. This isn’t always true, but manufacturers that explain the construction of their shoes are to be trusted more, as they’ve got something to take pride in.
Finally, look at the outsole. If you’re hoping for an elegant finish, then leather soles are your best bet; they’re sleek and classy. Rubber soles are more slip-resistant, but pay close attention to the profile of the shoes before purchase. There’s a chance they’ll appear cheap or clunky.

Don’t Forget About Practical Features as Well

Shoes aren’t just about looks; you have to walk in them too.

Because Floors Get Wet When It Rains: Slip-Resistance

Because Floors Get Wet When It Rains: Slip-Resistance

Tiles are dangerous, stairs are dangerous, and so many other places become dangerous when it rains and you don’t have slip-resistant shoes.

The most typical topple-proof shoes have rubber soles with tire-like treading. Manufacturers, however, are coming up with tweaks and alternatives to streamline profiles, such as lining just the sides of the soles with leather or a similar material and using rubber for the rest.

For Those That Walk: Comfort Over Time

For Those That Walk: Comfort Over Time
The first order of business is to make sure that sizing is perfect. We’re not just talking about the numbers–if you have wide feet, then get something in a wide fit–the same if you have narrow.
Then make sure the insole isn’t completely rigid so it can mold itself to the shape of your foot. Cork footbeds are a good choice because they’re relatively soft, absorb impact, and are odor-resistant. If you need extra arch support or anything of the like, make sure that’s addressed as well.

If You Wear Shoes for More than a Few Minutes a Day: Breathability

If You Wear Shoes for More than a Few Minutes a Day: Breathability
Nowadays, there’s all kinds of technologies in play to make shoes more breathable. These shoes will often be lighter and more flexible (utilizing the best of materials like full-grain leather). They might be lined with mesh or feature a trademarked air circulation system, too.
You can always read reviews to get a feel for how breathable a pair of shoes are; we also tested all the shoes we purchased for ventilation.

Unless You Like Wet Socks: Water-Resistance

Unless You Like Wet Socks: Water-Resistance
While leather won’t be ruined by a little splashing, you shouldn’t wear them during a downpour. First of all, leather absorbs moisture like a sponge, which could not only get you wet but make the material distend.
You could spritz your leather shoes with a waterproof spray or invest in a pair of galoshes. Or you could look specifically for dress shoes that have been treated for water resistance, especially if you live in a rainy part of the world.

Types of Men’s Dress Shoes

Just so you have an idea of what’s out there and want to consider aesthetic.

Straight Tip: Characterized by the Horizontal Line of Stitches Running Across the Toe Box

Straight Tip: Characterized by the Horizontal Line of Stitches Running Across the Toe Box

We’ve mentioned this a few times already, but to reiterate, straight tips have a line of stitches that connects the welt on the right side of the shoe to the welt on the left. (Anything to the front of that line won’t wrinkle easily.) There’s no other ornamentation.

Straight tip is widely considered the most formal type of dress shoe and is appropriate for most any occasion.

Plain Toe: Characterized by the Lack of Flowery Designs, Especially on the Toe Box

Plain Toe: Characterized by the Lack of Flowery Designs, Especially on the Toe Box
Plain toes don’t have any kind of ornamentation. Design elements make themselves apparent in the shape of the shoe itself, resulting in a sleek and graceful profile. They're also appropriate for most events.

Monk Strap: Characterized by a Buckle Fastening

Monk Strap: Characterized by a Buckle Fastening
Monk straps are fastened shut with either a buckle or two. They’re easier to slip in and out of than laced shoes. However, they do look more casual than laces and may not be suited for formal occasions.

Wingtip: Characterized by Their Beautiful Ornamentation

Wingtip: Characterized by Their Beautiful Ornamentation
Wingtips get their name from the broguing that runs across the toe box, which takes the shape of a distant bird with outstretched wings. There’s often arabesques punched into the tip as well.
It’s said that wingtips originated from work shoes, when laborers would punch holes into their footwear to drain water collected when trekking through forests or wetlands.

U Tip: Characterized by the Round Nose and Stitches

U Tip: Characterized by the Round Nose and Stitches
U tips are held together by a curved seam running the perimeter of the toe cap. Many are derbies, and because they’re flexible and comfortable, they’re often taken golfing or to other sporting events.
U tips have also inched their way onto the business scene, though we’d avoid wearing them on formal occasions.

Slip-Ons: Characterized By Their Lack of Fastenings

Slip-Ons: Characterized By Their Lack of Fastenings
There are no laces and no buckles to contend with on these shoes. You slip the shoes on and you slip the shoes off. They’re convenient but not formal.

Looking to Fill out the Rest of your Wardrobe?

Looking to Fill out the Rest of your Wardrobe?

So now that you know what to put on your feet, what about the rest of you? There are plenty of great options for underwear, sweaters, and more. Learn more below.

Summary

We rounded up members from our editing department, purchased the 14 most popular Japanese business shoes, and tested them all.
We have oxfords and derbies, high-end and budget picks, shoes that function like sneakers and shoes that function like rainboots. All that’s left is for you to figure out your preferences, and choose the pair that fits you best.

Author: Ryutaro Hayashi/Translation: Jasmine Li


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    Wear and tear on shoes is inevitable; after all, you're outside and walking on hard pavement all the time. This can become extra painful if accidents happen on your favorite pair of boots or extra expensive leather or suede shoes you expect to last you forever. But, with the help of the right shoe brush, you can remove those stains and restore your shoes back to life. We've picked out some of the best shoe brushes, like Kiwi's Shine Brush, which is made of 100 percent horsehair and is gentle enough on even the most delicate leather shoes. You have nine other options to consider for different shoe materials, as well as a buying guide to introduce you to the right brush to polish and shine your shoes.
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  • Top 10 Best White Sneakers for Men in 2021 (Nike, Converse, and More)
    Top 10 Best White Sneakers for Men in 2021 (Nike, Converse, and More)
    Mixing and matching clothes with accessories and shoes can get quite time-consuming. But not with a pair of classic and timeless white sneakers. You can’t go wrong with a pair of white sneakers that will go well and elevate almost any outfit. You can wear them for semi-formal events or more casual lunch out with family and friends. This is an excellent investment because it will never go out of style. Plus, this versatile footwear is great all year round!Whether you’re looking for a replacement for your old pair or if you're looking for the perfect pair, to make the choice easier, we’ve rounded up a list of the best ones you can buy online. Our top pick is Nike's Air Force 1. We love that it looks clean and sleek, making it a timeless piece that you can easily pair with any outfit. Scroll down to find out the remaining nine items on our list and read through our buying guide for more tips.
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  • Top 10 Best Women's Cowboy Boots in 2021 (Tecovas, Lane, and More)
    Top 10 Best Women's Cowboy Boots in 2021 (Tecovas, Lane, and More)
    Are you looking to buy a new pair of women's cowboy boots but don't know which pair is right for you? With so many different materials, colors, and styles to chose from, it can be hard to make a decision that is right for you. Cowboy boots come in so many different styles, so finding a pair that suits your style doesn't have to be difficult. You'll be adding a pair of cowboy boots to your wardrobe in no time! To help you know which cowboy boots are ideal for you, we've made a list of the top 10 best women's cowboy boots.Knowing which material, style, and color are best doesn't have to be difficult. That's why we've researched all the different materials, styles, and colors of popular women's cowboy boots to help you with your cowboy boot shopping. Our top pick for women's cowboy boots is Tecovas' The Jamie. These cowboy boots are made from 100% real calfskin leather and can be worn for different occasions. To see all of our top women's cowboy boots, scroll down to learn more.
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  • Top 10 Best Men's Walking Shoes in 2021 (Adidas, New Balance, and More)
    Top 10 Best Men's Walking Shoes in 2021 (Adidas, New Balance, and More)
    If you are someone who likes to walk for exercise, then it is imperative for you to get a pair of shoes that will best support you. Wearing shoes specifically made for walking will prevent any injuries or painful walks and help make your walks as comfortable as possible. Get the most out of your walks by finding walking shoes that complement your foot shape and walking tendencies. Searching high and low, we compiled a list of the top 10 best walking shoes for men. We determined the Fresh Foam More v3 from New Balance to be the number one walking shoe. Not only is it incredibly comfortable and durable, but adds a bit of height as well! If this isn't quite the fit for you, make sure to check out the rest of our list.
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  • 10 Best Women's Waterproof Hiking Boots in 2022 (Columbia, Merrell, and More)
    10 Best Women's Waterproof Hiking Boots in 2022 (Columbia, Merrell, and More)
    Whether you're a hardcore backpacker or a casual day hiker, the right hiking boots can make or break your trip. Finding hiking boots with the right fit, flexibility, and support is crucial to your comfort. And if your adventures take you through streams, lakes, snow, or wet climates, you'll want your feet to stay warm and dry too. We combed the internet to find the best women's waterproof hiking boots for all terrains and skill levels. Our favorite pair? Columbia's Newton Ridge Plus. These bad boys are constructed with a combination of leather and mesh to provide support and ventilation without weighing you down. They come in a host of cool colors and are just the right mix of function and fashion. For more of our favorites and tips to help you pick your own pair, read on!
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  • 10 Best Snow Boots in 2022 (Columbia, Kamik, and More)
    10 Best Snow Boots in 2022 (Columbia, Kamik, and More)
    You don’t need to be buried 10 feet deep in snow to appreciate a good pair of snow boots. You have your Northface boots and Columbia boots, your fancy designs and waterproof materials, your heat insulation, and slip prevention. They’re all great, but which pair is best for you?So first, let’s talk about how to choose a good pair of snow boots. We’ll look at popular retail products with an eye out for design and functionality after introducing our favorite UGG boots and the rest of our top 10 picks. May you find a warm companion for those gray, grimy days.
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  • Top 10 Best White Sneakers for Women in 2021 (Nike, adidas, and More)
    Top 10 Best White Sneakers for Women in 2021 (Nike, adidas, and More)
    White sneakers have stood the test of time as a wardrobe staple, having been part of popular fashion for decades. Whether you're sporting a summer body-con dress or baggy jeans and an oversized sweater, white sneakers can be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. No matter the weather, season, or location, white sneakers can fare well in most situations.Of the thousands of white sneakers on the internet, we narrowed the choices down to our favorite 10. Our number one pick goes to the Esplar 3 Locks from Veja. These shoes make life simpler with their Velcro straps and largely natural materials. Look through the rest of our list, including Air Jordans and classic Vans, to see which sneakers you like best!
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  • Top 10 Best Women's Platform Sandals in 2021 (Wardrobe Stylist-Reviewed)
    Top 10 Best Women's Platform Sandals in 2021 (Wardrobe Stylist-Reviewed)
    Platform sandals might just be the perfect summertime shoe. They're stylish without sacrificing comfort, they show off your pedicure, and they give you some extra height without a hard-to-walk-in heel. Whether you prefer your footwear to be delicate and strappy or chunky-soled and tough, there's a style of platform sandal for everyone.For the best balance of comfort and style, we like Teva's Flatform Universal Sandal. The classic sporty silhouette has been given an updated look, with a cushioned platform and fresh colors. But if you're looking for something a bit fancier, check out the rest of our picks below! We've also included a buying guide at the end to help point you in the right direction.
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  • Top 10 Best Water Shoes for the Beach in 2021 (Teva, Keen, and More)
    Top 10 Best Water Shoes for the Beach in 2021 (Teva, Keen, and More)
    Are you looking to keep your feet safe while you swim in the ocean or a pool? Or are you concerned about slipping when you step in and out of the water? If so, then water shoes could be a great solution for you! These are waterproof shoes or sandals that are specially designed to protect your feet in these situations. However, there are so many different brands for these shoes that choosing the best ones for you can become a little overwhelming. But fret no more; we're here to help you make the best choice! We did the homework for you and picked out 10 of the best water shoes to wear at the beach. In particular, we loved the Keen Whisper Sandals. They offer protection, traction and they are very light. Keep reading our guide to learn about other great water shoes for you and your family, as well as helpful hints on how to find a great pair on your own!
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  • Top 10 Best Men's Hiking Sandals in 2021 (TEVA, Crocs, and More)
    Top 10 Best Men's Hiking Sandals in 2021 (TEVA, Crocs, and More)
    If the weather has become hot and humid, and you dread having your feet bound up in those heavy hiking boots of yours, it may be time to consider alternating with a good pair of hiking sandals. Luckily, there are wide selections of hiking sandals available that function just as well or better than your big heavy strapped-up hiking boots, without sacrificing style.The number of hiking sandals available on the market today can be staggering, but we've picked out ten of our favorite pairs to make your hiking experience the best. The TEVA Men’s Hurricane XLT Sandal, in a nutshell, has everything the average hiker will need: support, breathability, and durability. It's also waterproof, lightweight, and easy to throw on and off. Read on for more great choices and a buying guide to help you pick one on your own!
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