Work Shoes: A guide to shoe styles for the working man

As a working man, you spend a lot of time in your work attire, which is why it’s so important to have work shoes that will support you during your day-to-day tasks.

Not only do they need to look good, but also comfortable enough not to slow you down. From classic Oxfords in shiny black to stylish brogues in smooth bronze, there is a wide range of work shoe styles to choose from.

Anatomic and Co takes a look into different shoe styles to include in your work attire wardrobe.

Steve Smooth Black


If you’re looking for a classic pair of men’s work shoes, the Steve Smooth Black men’s lace-up ticks all the right boxes. This classic lace up style shoe is handcrafted with elegance and simplicity.

Carrying you from boardroom to bar, you’ll feel the comfort of their soft sheepskin lining throughout the day. Simple, yet refined, they work with neatly styled tailoring.

Charles Smooth Bronze


Looking to add a modern twist to workwear with punched detailing? Then the Charles Smooth Bronze brogue is just what you need to help you polish off loads of your looks.

The shoe is lightweight and flexible, thanks to their soft leather uppers and rubber gel soles. A navy suit paired with brown shoes is a classic – combine these brogues with a well-tailored navy suit to show off their beautiful punched detailing.

Pilar Vintage Graphite/Burgundy


We all know your shoes speak volumes about who you are, and if you’re looking to shine above the rest in the office, the Pilar Vintage Graphite/Burgundy will help you do just that.

The Oxford shoe features a distinctive two-toned leather finish and contrasting hand-stitched welt that’s sure to get heads turning. Their natural leathers and cushioned sheepskin lining will support you when you need them most.

Partner these shoes with herringbone trousers to show off their mix of leathers.

Bilac Full-Grain Chumbo

If you work in a more casual environment or feel like taking it down a notch on a Friday, the Bilac Full-Grain Chumbo will help you step out in style.

Hand-crafted with soft leather uppers, ankle padding ensures additional support, and the sole featuring innovative gel technology absorbs shock and adds all-day comfort. Pair these with your favorite pair of denim jeans.

Goias Smooth Burgundy


If you’re looking for a practical wide-fit everyday shoe for the office, then look no further than the Goias Smooth Burgundy men’s lace-up.

Built around a sturdy rubber gel sole, soft hand-stitched full-grain leather uppers provide all the comfort and durability you’ll need during your commute and boardroom meetings. Dress up these shoes with a pair of tailored trousers.


Remember to always care for your dress shoes. Your footwear makes a lasting impression, and whether you’re looking to land a new client or nail a presentation, your work shoes will say a lot about who you are as a man.

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