The Most Comfortable Dress Shoes for Men
It may be a cliche, gentlemen, but it’s still important: Life is all about putting your best foot forward.
And when we say “best foot,” we mean a foot that’s clad in a stylish and comfortable dress shoe, when appropriate. Whether you’re spending countless hours in meetings and presentations or you have to attend wedding after wedding this year, a comfortable men's dress shoe is a wardrobe necessity.
Related: Comfortable Dress Shoes for Women
Fortunately, finding the right dress shoe is relatively simple. All you really need is one pair in a neutral color, crafted with quality materials and solid sole support.
Here, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best men's dress shoes that will keep you going and looking sharp wherever your business may take you.
Johnston Murphy Bradford Cap Toe Derby Shoe
Johnston Murphy has been a popular shoe brand since 1850 for a reason. It is known for producing high-quality, lightweight dress shoes that are extremely comfortable, and this cap-toe derby shoe is no different. One happy customer wrote, “Shoe is very comfortable. Lightweight and very elegant looking.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $130
Clarks UnKenneth Way
These stylish dress shoes by Clarks feature a breathable leather lining and padded leather upper for extra comfort and support. They also have a cushioned footbed that is removable and a durable rubber sole for added traction.
To buy: zappos.com, $160
La Milano Double Monk Strap Slip-on Loafer
This sleek pair of slip-on loafers from La Milano will look good both in and out of the office. The shoes have a stacked heel and padded insole that make them comfortable enough to wear all day long. Plus, they come in seven stylish colors.
To buy: amazon.com, from $50
Vionic Shane Oxford
This smart-looking pair of oxfords by Vionic was specially designed by a podiatrist to provide ultimate comfort and orthopedic support. It also has a removable leather-covered footbed that helps provide ample arch support and a rubber outsole for great traction.
To buy: zappos.com, $150
Cole Haan Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford
“It truly is like wearing running shoes disguised as the perfect-looking dress shoe,” stated one reviewer of the Cole Haan Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford. And it certainly doesn’t get more comfortable than a pair of sneakers.
To buy: colehaan.com, $400
Hush Puppies Men's Rainmaker Slip-on Loafer
Not a wingtip kind of guy? Hush Puppies’ slip-on loafer might just be your new favorite dress shoe. No laces to deal with and they’re waterproof — how easy can it get? Just be sure to order on the smaller end of your size spectrum, as this pair tends to run large.
To buy: amazon.com, from $106
Rockport Essential Details Waterproof Wingtip
Using sport technology in the heel area for shock absorption, Rockport created the ideal men’s dress shoe for just $100. This pair even comes in two different colors: classic black, and a rich shade of burgundy.
To buy: zappos.com, $100
Samuel Hubbard ‘Tipping Point’ Wingtip Oxford
Two words to describe this oxford from Samuel Hubbard: classic and sturdy (the two traits you definitely want in a quality shoe). Plus, the Vibram Morflex rubber sole and the memory-foam insole will keep your feet happy for hours on end.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $245
Gucci Jordaan Leather Loafer
Designed with an elongated toe to complement the quality Italian leather Gucci is known for, the Jordaan leather loafer is both a dress shoe, as well as a wardrobe staple. Pair with a stripe (or your favorite funky pattern) sock, and go from the office to the dance floor without changing your footwear.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $730
Dockers ‘Edson’ Slip-on
The least expensive pair of dress shoes on our list certainly doesn’t sacrifice comfort for price. If you aren’t quite ready to invest, but still want to look and feel good, the Dockers slip-on is the way to go.
To buy: zappos.com, $50
Florsheim Men's Marino Wingtip Oxfords
A more budget-friendly option for the wingtip oxford is this smart pair from Florsheim. At just $100, these timeless shoes are made with a leather lining added specifically with comfort and longevity in mind.
To buy: macys.com, $110