Dads who travel for business need shoes that are appropriate for the job and are comfortable for running around airports and good looking to instill confidence.
Here are some great choices that work as hard as they do.
“Esperto” is Italian for “expert” – an apt description for the artisans who hand make these gorgeous leather shoes in Tuscany. With a clean, modern design, rich patina and Blake stitching construction for longevity and dependability, the Esperto is likely to become your go-to business shoe, and you may want to consider buying it in both black and chestnut. Price: $278
This new classic is so versatile, you can wear it from work to weekend without having to pack extra shoes. Handcrafted in Spain, using wool flannel made in Italy, the Kennedy is fully-lined with cushy leather for instant comfort, and features Blake stitching and a stacked leather sole. NBA stars have personally invested in the company, celebs show off their own Tafts on Instagram, and you’ll feel like an A-lister yourself as soon as you put them on. Price: $235
Available in 100% leather and 100% suede, these statement-making loafers are sophisticated and stylish but fit like your favorite slippers. Great for travel, they’re easy off-on when going through security and are so handsome, they just may get you an upgrade. Price: $575
This is really a sneaker – shh! – but, thanks to its sleek style and soft nubuck, it will easily pass as a business shoe. Plus, it has a climate control socklining, memory foam footbed and beveled heel and toe construction which encourages balanced motion for all-day comfort. You should only perform as well as it does. Price: $119.95
With the casual comfort of a driving moccasin, this loafer is tailored enough to work as a business shoe but ready for after-hours fun. Woven huarache-inspired styling is enhanced with a flexible sole, making it easy to cruise through the day. Price: $89.99
This minimalist, Oxford-style shoe features a light, flexible grippy sole and a comfortable footbed that make you feel like you’re walking barefoot while protecting you on city streets. The perfect summertime shoe, it transitions from meetings to dinner and looks as good with jeans as it does with trousers. Price: $150
Great for traveling in/to bad weather, these waterproof suede boots are handmade in Leon, Mexico and are lined in soft, natural sheepskin. Ready for action right out of the box, there’s no break-in period necessary, making them reliable workhorses. Because they’re part of a small batch manufacturing run, you’ll want to grab them now before they run out. Price: $298
This cap toe oxford adds polish to a classic style, and features an OrthoLite® cushioned footbed for all-day comfort. It even comes in burgundy to add a little pizazz to your meeting. Price: $99.99
No matter how comfortable your shoes are, you still want to take them off at the end of a long day. These great-looking leather flip flops from Hari Mari are perfect for lounging around the hotel and feature firm arch support for all-day wear on a casual Friday. They’re also a good choice for long international flights. Price: $125