The world of footwear has changed a lot since your father’s days of wearing oxfords to the office and boat shoes to the barbecue. “Work” and “weekend” shoes have officially merged into the best casual shoes for men that you can wear every single day, anywhere. Whether you’re on the job, on a date or on an airplane, there are now shoes that fit every role in your life—many are sophisticated, some verge closer to sneakers, but almost all of them are laidback and casual.
Casual isn’t to say boring, rote or unstylish, but easy to wear and easy on the eyes. Each one of these picks goes with everything from a simple pair of jeans to your more buttoned-up chinos, or even a suit in some circumstances. If you have specific needs—you’re a big walker, you prefer slip-ons or you have flat arches—there are options for you. I poured over the choices and picked out the best men’s casual shoes that you can wear every day, including my top favorites from Allbirds. Each one is worth a place in your rotation.