They round-up a great outfit, they talk much about personality and with the right attitude they can easily enhance your entire existing wardrobe. We are of course talking about shoes, and now that the fall 2013 fashion season is closely approaching, it’s not only nature that experiences a change in colours. Foundation for both a functional and an on-trend wardrobe, good footwear becomes mandatory once the cold season gets settled in.

And although men’s shoe trends don’t seem to undergo dramatic changes as the season go by, novelty often finds its way to those little, but always relevant details. The fall season brings along a wide palette of reinvented staples, spanning over casual, elegant and even sportier styles. Here’s what the runway suggests in terms of fashionable footwear options, perfect for those crisp days of autumn.

Mens fall winter shoe guide

Men’s shoe guide for fall

Nothing like the excitement accompanying a new season to get you to step outside your comfort zone and try out something new, something a little out of the ordinary. From traditional to modern, and from classic to utterly-fresh, this season keep an eye out for:

The monk-strap men’s shoe.

Not necessarily new on the fashion scene, but not really jaded either, the monk-strap shoes promote the double buckled straps as a fashionable alternative to the good-old laced oxfords. Providing enough versatility and a distinct point of view, these are the shoes that will make stand out either in the office, or on the street. More so, when you dare wear them in a bold camouflage print.

Mens Shoe Trend Fall 2013
Monk-strap shoes at Carven F/W ’13 men’s

Mens monk-strap shoes fall 2013
Shop the style: Camo double monk strap shoes at Suit Supply; John Lobb William Leather Monk-Strap Shoes at Mr. Porter; Mr. Hare Shiny Leather Monk-Strap Shoes at Luisa Via Roma

The loafer.

Love them or hate them, but loafers provide an elegant option that maintains relevance, more so for the cold season. Made out of exquisite combinations of leather and suede, the loafers for fall come in many styles, making them approachable and functional. Seek them in black for a timeless investment, or colour for a bolder statement.

Mens Shoe Trend Fall 2013
Loafers at Emporio Armani F/W ’13 men’s

Mens loafers fall 2013
Shop the style: O’Keeffe Algy Patent-Leather Loafers at Mr. Porter; Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Loafers at FarFetch; Paul Smith Shoes & Accessories Graham suede tassel loafers at Matches Fashion

Men’s trainers.

It’s not only the ladies who will be sporting a cool pair of trainers as part of their on point wardrobe com fall. Gentlemen will also be accessorizing everything in between jeans and sleek suits with fashion’s newest shoe statement. Forget all about trainers for gym, as their sporty appeal moves onto the street.

Mens Shoe Trend Fall 2013
Trainers at Lanvin F/W ’13 men’s

Mens trainers fall 2013
Shop the style: Raf Simons Leather-Panelled Sneakers at Mr. Porter; Kris Van Assche Hybrid Derby sneaker at FarFetch; Ami Multi panel trainers at Matches Fashion

Men’s slippers.

Transitioning from summer to fall with just a quick change in wardrobe, slippers made a statement of elegance on the fall/winter 2013 runways. Playful, sophisticated or casual, they can easily take you from lunch to dinner making use of the same aplomb. Seek them in black suede or embroidered tweed.

 Mens Shoe Trend Fall 2013
Suede slippers at Louis Vuitton F/W ’13 men’s

Mens slippers fall 2013
Shop the style: Stubbs & Wootton Embroidered Tweed Slippers at Mr. Porter; Taupe Snake Leather Casual Slippers at Topman; Giuseppe Zanotti Horn tassel slipper at FarFetch

The brogue.

In terms of shoes nothing speaks of autumn quite like a pair of solid brogues. Made out of leather or suede they look great as paired with everything building a wardrobe, really. Traditional or a little bit on the unconventional side, the brogues will carry you through fall in full style.

Mens Shoe Trend Fall 2013
Brogues on the runway at Moschino F/W ’13

Mens brogues fall 2013
Shop the style: Campanile Mad leather brogues at Matches Fashion; Anthony Miles Navy Suede Derby Brogues at Topman; Church’s New York Leather Brogues at Mr. Porter

The Ankle Boots.

Judging by Valentino’s fall/winter ’13 runway, nothing seems to possibly complete an autumn look better than a pair of black leather ankle boots. Both sophisticated and edgy, the boots provide a solid choice in terms of cold weather appropriate footwear, as they will surely transition you into winter. Style them with a slim-fit pair of trousers, a white button down and a preppy sweater for a little bit of contrast.

 Mens Shoe Trend Fall 2013
Black leather ankle boots at Valentino F/W ’13 men’s

Mens ankle boots fall 2013
Shop the style: Jimmy Choo Bryant Patent Leather and Suede Boots at Mr. Porter; Maison Martin Margiela Zipped Leather Ankle Boots at Mr. Porter; Saint Laurent Zipped Ankle Boot at FarFetch

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