Do you get confused hearing Oxfords and Derbies, and trainers and sneakers? Are you still at that stage where every kind of footwear gets clubbed under the group named 'shoes'? Let's be a teensy bit more fashionably aware, and address particular footwear by their respective names.
It makes your life easier and it also adds to your vocabulary, which is never a bad thing. For that, you need to be able to differentiate shoes just by looking at them, and this is where we come in to help.
Here are 10 types of shoes every fashionable man should be able to recognize and differentiate between:1. Sneakers
Sneakers are shoes with rubber soles that are usually worn as casual footwear. It's perhaps the most popular type of footwear at the moment, and is an indispensable element of street-style.2. Trainers
Trainers and sneakers are often hard to differentiate, but trainers are usually worn while working out and in the gym. People often wear them instead of sneakers and just go about their business.3. Oxfords
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An Oxford shoe, usually, is a plain leather shoe with shoelaces. Now, however, Oxfords are made in a lot of materials.4. Moccasins
Moccasins are soft, flexible shoes usually made up of one piece of leather (variations are being made now though) for the sole as well as the sides. Moccasins are often adorned with embroidery or beading.5. Monkstraps
Usually known as Monk shoes, Monkstraps are dress shoes that are devoid of any lacing and contain buckles and straps.6. Brogues
Brogues are shoes or low heeled boots that usually are composed of multiple leather pieces and have decorative perforations on top.7. Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boots are snug-fitting, ankle-high boots with elastic side panels.8. Espadrilles
Espadrilles are casual, flat shoes that usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of Esparto rope.9. Loafers
Loafers are laceless, buckle-less shoes that are comfortable, and are also sometimes known as slip-on shoes.10. Boat Shoes
Boat shoes are usually canvas or leather shoes, with rubber soles designed for use on a boat. They are supposed to be worn without socks.