Hybrid dress shoes are redefining workplace footwear by offering a more casual alternative to standard dress shoes. They take many forms, but typically have the look and shape of a dress shoe while incorporating materials often seen in athletic shoes or sneakers. Our Classico, for example, uses an agile, sneaker-like sole that sits below our premium Italian leather upper. Uniting these functions gives flexibility to your wardrobe, dressing up casual outfits and dressing down formal ones.
Why They Matter?
Not every setting warrants a full suit, just many situations require more than a pair of sneakers. Occupying that space in-between suit and sneaker is the broadly defined “Business Casual” dress code. This wide range can create problems for men, and often leads to outfit combinations that feel more forced than functional. Hybrids give clarity to "Business Casual" by combining complementary elements from both sides in ways that make sense for a variety of scenarios. When done right - like with our Informal - you have a shoe you can be confident is appropriate for your environment.
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