Casual boots for men are one of those long-term decisions. Every stylish capsule wardrobe needs a pair. If you find yourself hiking a lot you’ll want something that can double up between the trails and the pavements whilst those with a penchant for denim will want something less tech-orientated in a dark leather. Whatever casual boot you’re on the hunt for, we’ve got a list of the best in show. Here’s our picks.
15 Best casual boots for men
Casual black boots for men: Clutch Cafe
White’s, available at Clutch Cafe, are one of the world’s most renowned bootmakers, dating back to 1853 and founded in Connecticut. Proudly handmade, they’re constructed to be comfortable, last a long time and be able to face whatever the day’s work throws at them. They also look great, with the semi-dress black chromexcel boot a middle ground between smart and work. The leather will age beautifully and ‘Arch Ease’ technology spreads weight across the foot added extra support. A semi Vibram sole protects the leather sole above (allowing for re-welting) and provides extra grip. A smart, day to day workhorse casual boot for men.
Casual brown boots for men: Velasca
If you’re on the hunt for a sturdy brown semi-brogue casual boot for men, you’ve come to the right place: Velasca. Soft, tumbled brown calf leather is comfortable but remains resistant to the elements. A heel tab makes them easy to put on and take off whilst a light but hardwearing winter Vibram lug sole will last for years on both flat and rugged ground. The rich brown tones compliment dark denim and chinos with a jacket or thick jumper on top.
Casual chunky boots for men: Kleman
Don’t miss out on the Kleman hype. Get a pair whilst you can before everyone’s wearing them and you feel like it’s too late. The French brand has been making utilitarian chunky footwear for decades and many of their styles sit elegantly underneath a wider Cos or Universal Works pant or pleated trouser. The Division casual boot for men has a slightly military feel to it, with lacing that goes closer to the toe and an all-important chunky rubber sole.
Casual leather boots for men: Myrqvist
The origin story of Myrqvist comes from the founders wanting more men to discover the refined feeling of handcrafted shoes. You will struggle for a more refined leather casual boot for men than the shoemaker’s Kungsholmen in black calf. A minimal, monk strap boot designed by Swedish architect Thomas Sandell exclusively for Myrqvist. Made with a half rubber sole and slight lift at the heel, the boots are Goodyear welted and made in Portugal.
Business casual boots for men: Closed
A solid business casual leather boot for men from Closed. The boots are 100% made in Italy, with a fine matte finish and solid rubber sole. A soft leather lining and inner sole means they’re comfortable on the foot and hardwearing with a sleek profile that lends itself to capping off monochrome outfits. Wear with Closed’s bloomberg wide pant and a fine knit shirt.
Casual waterproof boots for men: North-89
We’re here for the recent take-up in rain boots. A lot of brands are making lightweight, Chelsea-style boots with thinner soles and an all-weather profile. A rubberised leather upper keeps the rain comfortably away whilst a memory foam insole aids comfort and an all-important heel tab makes them easy to get on. Handmade in Portugal using European materials, the Ivy Green colourway from North-89 is a nice touch.
Casual streetwear-inspired boots for men: Oliver Cabell
Is it a high top is it a sneaker boot? As far as we’re concerned it’s streetwear-inspired casual boot for men and being from Oliver Cabell, it’s from a brand you can trust. A classic high-top silhouette given the Italian craftsmanship treatment in Marche using all Italian leather components. The Margom outsoles are an intriguing opaque rubber, a contrast to the black leather. Wear with loose denim.
Casual Chelsea boots for men: Aurelien
We love the Aurelien snow Chelsea boot, a quintessentially European luxury casual boot for men that wouldn’t be out of place mooching around the winter shores of Como or between bars in Chamonix. Made from an easy to wash and waterproof technical fabric and a chunky grip rubber heel, inside there’s extra padding and insulation for warmth, with the Cashwool trim extra soft. Wear them below your best puffer coat and enjoy the wintry months on foot.
Casual puffer boots for men: Axel Arigato
Looking for something that will keep your feet extra warm and snug for the changing seasons? Axel Arigato’s got a boot for that. Snow boot or puffer boot, you decide, what we know for sure is the Blydeboot is lined with fleece and has a durable shell on the outside for keeping the elements at bay. The perfect alpine aeshtetic boot for city pavements, a drawstring toggle fastening keeps them secure and a chunky sole keeps your feet above the puddles.
Casual hiking boots for men: On Running
Are you ready to (Cloud) rock? And by rock, we mean invest in an all terrain casual boot for men that will do the trick on mountains and pavement-based commutes? The On Running Cloudrock 2 is the waterproof boot you need for such escapades. A closed midsole channel means less muck stuck to your feet and improved heel stability means safe ankles on uneven ground. Fully waterproof and available in four dashing colourways, it’s a boot with outdoor practicality and gorpcore street cred.
Lace-up casual boots for men: Common Projects
A no-nonsense, modern hiker-inspired lace up casual boot for men from minimalist sneaker big dogs, Common Projects. Hiking calling cards like metal eyelets and a chunky commando sole are present in these rich, chocolatey brown boots, but the whole package has been refined for a fashion-forward offering with a glossy calf leather construction. Rock them with your favourite denim for an outfit upgrade.
Casual designer boots for men: Tom Ford
The sleek Alec suede Chelsea boots from high fashion powerhouse Tom Ford are a Mr Porter exclusive, don’t you know? You can just picture what goes with them. Structured leather jacket, slim black trouser or denim. All black everything. Sophistication and elegance in casual boot form. Finished with the house signature lining, with a slim profile that goes slightly higher up the ankle, they are a true luxury investment.
Casual suede boots for men: Loro Piana
Timeless comfort meets casual elegance at Loro Piana with these Open Wintery Walk cashmere-trimmed suede desert boots. Made especially for cold winter weather, they’re hand-stitched in Italy using a weatherproof suede atop sturdy rubber soles. Elasticated, cosy cashmere trims make them easy to slip on and the collar provides a warm barrier from the cold. A treat for your ankles.
Casual sneaker boots for men: Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen is a brand that loves an exaggerated sole and these tread slick exaggerated-sole canvas casual boots for men certainly fit the brief. A chunky rubber platform with rubber toecaps puts inches between a canvas upper and the floor, with a contrast black and white colourway. Made for wearing with combat trousers or wide denim, they’re a casual sneaker boot for men to be seen in.
Casual Western boots for men: Celine
Are we on the verge of Western-core? Is that even a thing? Who knows. Whether you’re looking for something to match a bolo tie with and get ahead of trends or you just love a heeled boot, these Celine Homme moon embroidered boots are a thing of beauty. A substantial Cuban heel and a pointy toe give big cowboy energy to a casual boot for men crafted in Spain from tan suede.