Driving shoes have become a fashion staple for a lot of men, even as it has remained trendy and gradually moved it’s way to the top of the list of mens footwear. Driving shoes were originally reserved for the pedals of Italian roadsters but have now become a preppy style staple of modern menswear.
Driving moccasins are one of the most on-trend casual shoes of 2017, perhaps because they were designed to be more sensitive to car pedals. They are made of supple leather with a pattern of rubber nubs on the sole for extra grip.
The Reasons above and more should make this comfortable slip-ons form part of your casual wear wardrobe. Here are all the things that can make you look your best when you wear driving shoes and the do’s and don’ts you need to follow.
Forget Your Socks
Driving moccasins are supposed to give you a casual look, as such, you can go ahead and flash some ankle. Pairing them with socks will only give you an awkward and plain look.
If you’re worried about stench from your feet, get some invisible socks. If the extra layer of material from socks makes your slip-ons too tight, make sure the inside of the shoe is leather so it can absorb sweat better than a synthetic material could.
The material of your driving shoes, the toe shape (which should be squarer than pointy for dress shoes), and vibrant colours mean that driving moccasins should be reserved for casual occasions only.
Think of a casual lunch or dinner with that special person, hanging out at the bar with your friends, taking a stroll with your dog . . . But not with a suit, a wedding, nor a nightclub, except if you want your soft soles tackling a nightclub bathroom floor, or the leather exposed to any moisture anywhere.
Pair your driving shoes with slim cut jeans or chinos rolled up at the ankle, or shorts on a hot sunny day.
With driving shoes coming in Chunky stitching, bright colours, and a variety of styles they provide you with a lot of opportunities to make huge statements.
Moccasins especially come in almost every colour that there is and this can make it easy for you to co-ordinate them nicely with a summery pastel polo, as well as a stack of different uppers, from tassels and buckles to faux laces and the classic penny loafer strap.
Keep Them In Good Shape
Driving shoes have some sort of luxury vibe about them and they are basically what rich and stylish dudes regularly slip on in the car just for the road, which is why they need to look fresh. Have it at the back of your mind that soft leather and rubber dimples aren’t too forgiving and you will be happier for it.
The fact that they are less expensive than dressier shoes and come in a wide variety of styles means that it is worth investing a wardrobe full of a few different pairs that you can mix and match with different outfits.