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30 trainers, boots and smart shoes you need to own this winter

Throw your flip flops away, you won't be needing those abominations anymore

30 trainers, boots and smart shoes you need to own this winter

Summer footwear is awful. Flip flops? No thanks, put your cheesy toes away you heathen.

Winter footwear is where it's at with its massive array of fur lined boots, decadent colours, luxury party shoes.

So with the last nail finally hammered into the coffin containing the hazy days of summer, we've rounded up our favourite men's winter boots, trainers and smart shoes to get you geared up for the new season.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTEs

This is what lumberjacks would wear if they left the forests for East London. They don't just look good either, they're made to survive winter with Scothguard treated leather and suede uppers, as well as a warm fleece lining and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole.

£80


Reebok X Faces & Laces Club C 85

The footwear choice of the painter/decorator is back with a bang with loads of modern looks and killer collaborations, like this tarmac black pair with neppy soles made in association with Moscow's Faces & Laces club.

£89


Red Wing 875 boots

These boots feature a lightweight crepe sole with minimal tread that reduces the cling of mud without skipping out on the comfort and durability of other Red Wing boots.

£239


Converse Chuck II Shield Canvas

Thought Converse hi-tops were reserved for spring and summer with their thin fabric? Think again, because the brand has updated their iconic shape with water-repellent canvas for the rainy months ahead.

£70


Nike X Pendleton Air Max 1

Nike has teamed up with American workwear specialists Pendleton for a pair of multicoloured striped wool hi-tops. The best thing about them? They're only available through niche sneakerhead sites like atmos, so you won't have to worry about bumping into anyone wearing the same pair (well, as long as you stay away from Tokyo).

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Grenson Brady leather boots

Have the look of a mountaineer without all that pointless physical activity with these chunky soled, silver hook eyelet boots from Grenson.

£230


Filling Pieces velcro low top

Who wants to fasten up damp laces on cold, rainy mornings? Not us, we're going back primary school with these luxury nude velcro trainers.

230€


New Balance M1500TN

These England made trainers are so autumnal you can practically smell the pumpkin spice coming off the tanned orange leather (please note that shoes do not actually smell of the iconic Starbucks seasonal latte).

£139


Ugg Larus boots

Uggs aren't all floppy boots worn by upper class university students, they also do military inspired boots lined with Twinface sheepskin and dual density foam insole. Like strapping pillows to your feet, but without the strange public glances.

£200


Dr Marten Lite

The Newton boot has been reinvented by the brand for a new generation with lighter materials that loses a third of its original weight. But don't worry, it's still sturdy and water-resistant with its use of wicking SoftWair Technology insole.

£105


Hush Puppies Davenport High

Depressing weather calls for a decadent boot, and with a cushioned foam insock and premium suede, this absolute classic does the trick (just make sure you use a suede protector, because wet suede is the worst). 

£100


Nike Air Zoom Spiridon

If you're not into dressing smart for the party season but still want to get into festivities, then this pair of metallic gold and silver Nike trainers are definitely the alternative solution you're looking for.

£139


Nike Air Max 1

The classic Nike silhouette gets a premium refresh for winter with a bright Sherpa-fleece lining. Just look at them. You could hibernate in these bad boys.

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Golden Goose hi-tops

You don't have to worry about getting your white trainers dirty in bad weather conditions, because these hi-tops from Golden Goose are already mucky (on purpose), fitting into the trend for all things distressed.

£310


Jack & Jones leather workwear boots

Every man needs a decent pair of timeless work boots, even if he just sits at his desk blinded by Excel sheets all day with no manual labor involved whatsoever.

£80


Jeffery West Corleone brogues

The enigmatic British rock 'n' roll brand has created a brogue that doesn't look like it belongs on the feet of Victorian gentleman with it's shiny leather and lightening-esque design.

£195


Nike SFB canvas boot

Nike combines the world of performance footwear with heavy-duty utilitarian boots, creating a hybrid that boasts the durability and traction of a boot with the comfort and funcionality of a trainer.

£129


Selected Homme Chelsea boots

Is there such thing as a bad Scandinavian brand? If there is, we haven't seen it yet. The Denmark label has created a sleek pair of brown boots here that can be worn with work and weekend attire.

£95


Hudson London Wyman boots

At some point we all wanted to be a cowboy (f you didn't, what' wrong with you?). Although we might get some funny looks wandering around in leather chaps, you'll only jealous glances wearing these buckled leather boots.

£135


Nike Air Max 90 trainers

It's like Nike turned a bonfire into a shoe. We bet you could roast marshmallows on these autumnal kicks. But don't try to, that'd be a nightmare to get off.

£120


Balenciaga silver high-tops

On those dark nights walking back to your flat in a drunken stupor, you have to make sure you're noticed by traffic. No one ever looked good in a high-visibility vest, so swap the safety gear for a pair of futuristic lookin shiny silver trainers instead.

£365


Nike Air Max 90 Mid Winter

These blacked out kicks are winter appropriate with its use of weather-resistant uppers, warm neoprene lining and are higher cut at ankle to keep away the cold.

£109


Gucci loafers

The classiest shoe of all time? Arguable, and if the past few winters are anything to go by, the loafer is only going to get bigger and better this year, becoming the footwear of choice to wear with your party suit.

£440


Moncler Peak ankle boots

The footwear choice for guys who climb mountains during the day then go out to an exclusive club at night, these stylish hiking boots in chocolate brown suede will keep you warm and comfortable on any terrain.

£420


Weberhodelfeder double monk straps

Try saying that name after a couple of pints. Combining monkstrap fastening with premium Bordeaux leather, these streetwear inspired shoes will go with both casual jeans and smart trousers.

£370


Saint Laurent Court Classic velvet trainers

If you always wanted to wear an animal print but were too scared you'd end up looking like this, then this is stylish gateway into the look whose subtle monochrome design will liven up the plainest of looks.

£460


Loake tan suede desert boots

Desert boots with suede so soft you could cuddle it as you drift off to sleep (it's not weird, that's a thing).

£70


ASOS zip borgues

The classic brogue gets a contemporary update with a chunky sole and zip detailing instead of traditional laces.

£55


All Saints Otis camo boot

Fusing the post-punk details of the creeper with the classic shape of a work boot, All Saints' stylish mutant camo boot shouldn't really work, but it really, really does.

£158


Timberland 6" red boots

Practical tech joins forces with high fashion with this all-red Timberland boot, featuring a waterproof barrier 400g of PrimaLoft insulation, which is also environment friendly, as it's created utilising a range of recycled materials.

£169