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16 Best Shoe Brands for Men Every Guy Needs to Know About

From Christian Louboutin to Armani, from old, established ones to the latest designer ones, we have picked out the best shoe brands for men!

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Hey handsome! There are countless men’s shoe brands, both high-end and affordable. But some brands have made their mark on customers and fashion world alike with their expertise, precision design and quality. With so much variety, it is important to know the best shoe brands available. We have selected these brands depending on their history, design capabilities, precision expertise, approximate price range, varieties offered and overall shoe quality.

The Best Shoe Brands for Men

1. Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana was founded in the year 1985 and is a high fashion house. Apart from being one of the best shoe brands for men, it also offers other products like apparel, bags, sunglasses, fragrances, jewelry and other accessories both for men and women. Dolce & Gabbana is also into kids apparel.

Varieties offered: Boots, casual shoes like sneakers, slip-ons, etc. and formal dress shoes.
Approximate price range in men’s shoes: $200 to $7000




2. Jimmy Choo

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Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat is a Malaysian fashion designer and founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd. The brand was founded in the year 1996. The brand is popular for handmade women’s shoes. In addition to mens shoes, the brand also offers other products like belts, wallets, sunglasses and perfumes. And sunglasses, bags, fragrances and jewelry for women.

Varieties offered: Different men’s shoe styles
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $300 to $4000

3. Christian Louboutin

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Christian Louboutin is a French fashion designer whose brand was founded in the year 1991. Louboutin’s red-lacquered soles are the brand’s signature style and are a coveted wardrobe essentials for many celebs and wealthy! Apart from shoes it also offers other products like wallets and other accessories like ties, cufflinks, etc. For women it includes handbags, fragrances and makeup.

Varieties offered: Casual shoes like espadrilles, boots and formal dress shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $450 to $3300




4. Salvatore Ferragamo

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Salvatore Ferragamo was founded in the year 1928. The brand also offers wide range of other products like bags, belts, leather goods, timepieces, ties, fine jewelry, fragrances and eyewear for men. Women shoes, bags, sunglasses, perfumes, leather goods, timepieces, jewelry are also offered along with kids accessories.

Varieties offered: Casual shoes like driver shoes, loafers etc. and formal dress shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $200 to $2500

5. Fendi

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Founded in 1925, Fendi is an Italian luxury house that makes bags, apparels, timepieces and fashion jewelry for both men and women. The brand is renowned for its fur and fur accessories. It also offers kids apparel.

Varieties offered: Casual and dress shoes.
Approximate price range in men’s shoes: $300 to $2400




6. Givenchy

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Givenchy was founded in the year 1952. It also offers wide range of other products like accessories, bags and clothing. The women’s section includes makeup, skin care products, fragrances and apparel.

Varieties offered: Casual and dress shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $350 to $2100

7. Balmain

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Founded in the year 1946 by Pieere Balmain, it is a French fashion house. The brand is popular for its couture, bags, shoes, accessories and fragrances for both men and women. The brand also collaborates with celebrities for designer collections.

Varieties offered: Boots, casual and dress shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $450 to $2000




8. Giuseppe Zanotti

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Giuseppe Zanotti was founded in the year 1994.  Zanoti opened his first boutique in Milan in 2016. The designer also designs shoes for various brands like Dior, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, etc.

Varieties offered: Casual shoes like espadrilles, boots and formal dress shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $450 to $1900

9. Saint Laurent

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Saint Laurent was founded in the year 1961. Apart from shoes, the fashion brand also offers other products like belts, leather goods, backpacks, hats and sunglasses for men. The women’s section includes handbags, leather goods, jewelry, belts and sunglasses.

Varieties offered: Boots, casual and classic shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $230 to $1700

10. Gucci

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Gucci is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods  founded in the year 1921. According to Wikipedia, “Gucci is in partnership with UNICEF since 2005. Gucci stores worldwide donate a percentage of the sales for special collections made specifically for UNICEF to go toward the United Nations Children’s Fund”. Popular for its creative haute couture and ready to wear runway collections, Gucci has made a name for itself as a high fashion brand.

Varieties offered: Dress shoes, casuals and boots.
Approximate price range in men’s shoes: $200 to $1600




11. Versace

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Gianni Versace founded this Italian luxury fashion company in 1978. The Versace logo is the head of Medusa, a Greek mythological figure. Not only shoes it also offers other products like eyewear, watches, pens, bags, apparel, jewelry and fragrances for both men and women. Is is also in the kids and home collection. In 2015, Versace also ventured into real estate when the Palazzo Versace hotel opened in Dubai, designed by Donatella Versace, Vice President of the Versace Group.

Varieties offered: Dress shoes like derby, Oxford, etc. and casual shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $200 to $1550

12. Valentino

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Valentino was founded in the year 1960. It includes a plethore of brands like Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma, and R.E.D. Valentino. The brand also offers wide range of other products like apparel, bags, accessories, eyewear and jewelry both for men and women. The fashion house is famous for its Rome-inspired haute couture. Maria Grazia Chiuri exited Valentino in 2016 to join Dior as artistic director.

Varieties: Dress shoes, casuals and boots.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $150 to $1500

13. Alexander McQueen

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Alexander McQueen was founded in the year 1992. In addition to shoes, it also offers other products like apparels, bags, wallets, cardholders, sunglasses, shoes and gifts for both men and women.

Offers: Casual shoes which includes sneakers.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $200 to $1450




14. Lanvin

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Lanvin is a French multinational high fashion house, which was in 1889. The head quarters of this brand is in Paris, France. The brand also offers other products like apparels, accessories, jewelry and gifts for women and bags, tie, cufflinks, gloves and belts for men.

Offers: Dress shoes like brogue, derby, etc., cross-trainers and boots.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $250 to $1400

15. Prada

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Prada is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. In addition to shoes, it also offers other products like sunglasses, handbags, fragrances, wallets and jewelry for both men and women.

Offers: Dress shoes like monk, derby, etc., and casual shoes.
Approximate price range for men’s shoes: $220 to $1400

16. Armani

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Armani was founded in the year 1975. The products are sold in different labels like Giorgio Armani Privé, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Armani Jeans, Armani Junior, Armani Exchange. As written in Wikipedia, “The brand utilizes the association of the Armani name with high-fashion, benefiting from its prestige in the fashion industry”. Armani brand also has its own luxury hotels, resorts, cafes and a bar.

Offers: Boots, casual and dress shoes.
Approx price range for men’s shoes: $120 to $900

So, these are the best shoe brands for men. I am personally looking to get sneakers by Alexander McQueen for my special man! Which brand do you prefer? Do let us know in the comments below!

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