Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Luxury Mens Footwear Tested And Reviewed

In this stylelujo.com guide, our fashion editors will present some of the best men's shoes on the market today.  Searching for the best men's footwear as a Holiday gift can be pretty overwhelming - unless the recipient is shopping with you and trying the shoes on for fit and style.

By Joseph DeAcetis Published: October 26 2023

In this stylelujo.com guide, our fashion editors will present some of the best men’s shoes on the market today. 

Searching for the best men’s footwear as a Holiday gift can be pretty overwhelming – unless the recipient is shopping with you and trying the shoes on for fit and style. 

During the holiday season, you’ll naturally find a pair of shoes designed for 2024. While winter focuses on protecting yourself from the harsh elements of ice and snow, it is also a time to find fresh styles to take him into the new year – dressing for success. The holidays sit right at the point of the new year, so you need to find him shoes that have a little grip on the bottom if he wears them out to business lunch or dinner in icy conditions. 

Santoni:

Andrea, the new Santoni’s unisex loafer, represents the expression of a formal, modern, and sophisticated style, characterized by a rigorous and distinctive heritage. The new style is the best option to complete your outfit, everyday, from leisure to back to work, thanks to its comfort yet elegant appeal. Courtesy of press office

The Andrea loafers (Price: $830) are dedicated to those seeking lightweight elegance without compromising on luxurious materials and workmanship. Reinterpreting an archival classic, this iteration flaunts a sleek design with a low-cut silhouette that leaves the ankle bare, supported with an elegantly bevelled heel. Its soft nappa-esque leather construction is elevated with tassel embellishments and a stitched toe box. Being a unique and tangible expression of the manual craftsmanship of Santoni’s artisans, the product is available for both Men and Women, in leather or suede and in a wide colour palette – from classic black to bright pink.  @santoniofficial #SantoniAndrea 

ZEGNA:

Global leader of luxury menswear ZEGNA announces the launch of the Triple Stitch™ Vetta: an outdoor-inspired evolution of the house’s iconic Triple Stitch™ Luxury Leisurewear Shoe.

The Triple Stitch™ Vetta strikes the perfect balance between urban style and technical functionality, making it suitable for both activities in the city and exploring outdoors. The winter-ready footwear is a truly versatile addition to the modern wardrobe, grounding a dynamic selection of sophisticated everyday outfits. Its robust construction and comfortable fit offers stability and support while tackling the cold season in elevated style, ready for rugged mountain trails and beyond.  

A centrepiece of ZEGNA’s Luxury Leisurewear wardrobe since its introduction, the Triple Stitch™ Shoe reflects the brand’s focus on catering to the needs of modern lifestyles. Designed by Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori, Luxury Leisurewear sees traditional craftsmanship meet modern practicality, making the wardrobe ideal for any occasion. Designed to be worn anytime and anywhere, the Triple Stitch™ Shoe is celebrated for its lightness, softness and remarkably flexible construction.

Ludovica Mascheroni:

Ludovica Mascheroni shoes are all handmade by the artisans of the company and features a peculiarity that makes them unique: the internal insole, extremely comfortable, can be wrapped in a special lining in fine cashmere, removable and washable, which allows avoiding the use of socks, keeping feet warm even in the winter season.

Ludovica Mascheroni presents and men ankle boots: The price: $1.020,81
handcrafted, with a “classy” style, perfect to wear even without socks,
thanks to a fine cashmere lining of the insoles

For men, the novelty are the ankle boots, in suede or elk skin, with rubber outsole. Extremely elegant, soft and comfortable, they are presented in different color variations: ice, brown, mahogany, blue and taupe.

Ludovica Mascheroni shoes are all handmade by the artisans of the company and features a peculiarity that makes them unique: the internal insole, extremely comfortable, can be wrapped in a special lining in fine cashmere, removable and washable, which allows avoiding the use of socks, keeping feet warm even in the winter season.

” Our shoes are handmade in Italy, with fabrics and materials of great value, finished with the utmost attention to the smallest detail. We have also created an innovative and original way that allows avoiding the use of socks, even in the coldest months. These are fine cashmere coverings to be applied to the insoles, removable and washable, to guarantee maximum comfort and aesthetics. Our loafers and ankle boots convey a sense of pleasure and comfort to the foot which remains in contact with the warm and soft cashmere”- Fabio Mascheroni and Roberta Caglio, founders and owners of the brand Ludovica Mascheroni.

Marc Nolan:

Pinterest just dropped their 2024 trend report, and guess what’s predicted to make a big sweep through the fashion world?! Say goodbye to the coastal grandmother and hello to the “Eclectic Grandpa”! 
We’re talking customized denim jackets, retro streetwear, and that effortlessly cool grandad vibe. And what better way to embrace this trend than a pair of Marc Nolan shoes?

Mezlan:

Mezlan – Men’s Shoes

  • Almansa, part of Spain’s larger Castile-La Mancha region, is the birthplace and home to Mezlan Shoes. 
  • Founded by master shoe designer Antonio Sánchez, a legend in handcrafted men’s shoes, the brand blends traditional craftsmanship with modern designs in its sophisticated collection of affordable luxury, featuring leather, exotic skins, and innovative colorways. 
  • They are the perfect gift providing unparalleled comfort to elevate your man’s footwear game. 
  • Follow them on Instagram @mezlanshoes.

Available on Amazon

CARLOS SANTOS:

Courtesy of Carlos Santos

GERALD 9796PRICE (USD): $400

The GERALD 9796 Is formal, comfortable, and nothing short of eye-catching, making it an essential everyday shoe for the office and tasteful occasio

FENDI:

FENDI’s 2023 holiday gift guide: Footwear

Available in FENDI boutiques on fendi.com starting November 20th

Brandle:

Brandle, the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest craftsmanship born from the storied legacy of Nicks Handmade Boots. With a lineage spanning six decades, Brandle represents the culmination of a quest for excellence in bootmaking, merging the mastery of skilled artisans and the finest leather imaginable into each exquisite pair.

Merging Pacific Northwest heritage with a treasured family legacy, Brandle’s boots redefine luxury footwear, fusing refined design elements with enduring quality.

The brand’s flagship 1925 boot is a style that aims to transcend time. Inspired by vintage PNW logging boots, it exudes modern sophistication with sleek design and meticulous brass accents, embodying the highest standard of attention to detail and offering options of nearly ten leather colors and variations. Brandle also offers several leather accessories to complement and complete the experience.


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