Put your best foot forward with these fashion savvy shopping tips.
Step 1: Fit the occasion Fit the type of shoes to the occasion. If you need dress shoes for work, you need a different shoe than for a wedding.
Step 2: Buy quality Buy quality shoes that will last. Look for thick soles, durable stitching, and quality leather.
Step 3: Choose color Choose black or brown to get the most use out of your dress shoes. Pair brown with khaki, blue and green, or brown-toned pants. Black shoes can be worn with black and grey suits, as well as with white and cream in warmer months.
TIP: If you're very fashion forward, consider white shoes.
Step 4: Find your style Find shoes that suit your style. A loafer is an easy to wear slip-on that is versatile and comes in many styles. Oxfords are formal shoes that lace up and are fairly conservative. Derbies lace-up, but are more casual. Monks feature a buckle and are more cutting-edge. Moccasins are often high-end looking, but light and casual.
Step 5: Try them on Try them on while shopping, but when it comes to purchasing, there can be great deals online from shoe retailers that often offer free shipping and returns.
FACT: According to one poll, men own an average of 12 pairs of shoes, while women average 27 pairs.