Red Moose on The Differences and Benefits of Slip-On vs. Laced Shoes
One of the great things about shoes is that it's a place where men can show some individuality and style. While there aren't too many options when it comes to business attire, the colors and styles of dress shoes are nearly limitless.
One of those options for you to consider is whether you want to have slip-on or laced shoes. We're going to go over the differences and potential pros and cons of both to help you decide if you're wavering between the two.
Lace-up shoes are considered more formal, so you'll always want to consider the purpose of the shoes you will be wearing. If you're attending a traditional wedding or business event, lace-up shoes may be the way to go.
If you need increased support, lace-up is the better option. The laces provide better overall support for your feet, ankles, and even your back, so your podiatrist may tell you that lace-up shoes are the best choice.
Laced shoes will also provide a better fit, because you can adjust them by either tightening or loosening the laces.
Slip-on shoes are great for both their convenient and casual nature. You will likely see them more in the summer months and in casual situations to go with a pair of jeans or khakis.
You may not get the accurate fit that you get with laces, but you can add some inner soles to the shoe if necessary. They will generally have softer interiors and allow your feet to breathe easier as well. And it goes without saying that you won't have to check to see if your shoes are untied!
Slip-on shoes can also benefit people who have trouble bending over to tie their shoes. Being able to slip on a shoe with the assistance of a shoehorn will make this process a breeze for just about anyone.
Regardless of your preference, be sure to shop Red Moose's line of shoe-care products to make your laced or slip-on shoes look their best!