We’re going to make a sweeping generalization: the best way to judge a guy is by his shoes. Yes, his shoes. When it comes to guyâ€™s style their shoes could very well determine if he is a suitable contender for you.
Think about it – most college guys are put into four main categories according to their sense of style. And for some of them, the word â€œstyleâ€ could be a stretch based on what they find on their floor and sniff to see if it’s O.K. for the dayâ€™s wear.
Boys who wear Nike shoes usually pair their kicks with sweats and a hoodie or oversized sports shorts with a basic t-shirt. There is nothing wrong with this look, but if you do see a boy walking down the sidewalk with this attire, the majority would consider them an athlete or a sports fanatic in general. These guys are the people that aren’t necessarily jocks (since we arenâ€™t in high school anymore), but they do have jock-ish qualities. From making a March Madness bracket and placing bets on their winning team to using the word â€œgymâ€ as a verb, not a noun, these guys are very competitive and won’t “just do it” with anyone.
Chelseas are the latest fashionable boots featured on sites like H&M, Urban Outfitters and Topshop. A guy wearing these shoes commonly pairs them up with cuffed jeans, a leather jacket and a nice brand shirt. If you see a guy walking down the sidewalk in this outfit, you can tell he is very confident. Chelseas are an androgynous style of boot made for guys who arenâ€™t afraid to have a sense of style that differs from the â€œNike guy” look. With the different colors and textures of these boots, a guy wearing these isn’t afraid to go outside the box and challenge the norm.
These popular boat shoes have been the look for many guys identifying with a fraternity or at least like the image of a clean-cut â€œbro.â€ Paired with chubby shorts and a button-down polo, Sperrys are for guys who like to look good and keep everything in check – they may even be carrying a lint roller. If your type aligns with aÂ good-boy image that enjoys looking good but doesnâ€™t mind getting a little dirty, then a guy wearing Sperrys is the way to go.
However, if you stumble upon a guy who doesnâ€™t sprot any of the options above on their feet, they most likely fall into the â€œotherâ€ category. No, these guys arenâ€™t any less of a guy per say, they are the ones who honestly doesnâ€™t care what they put on their feet, as long as it covers their toes and gets them from point A to point B. So if you spot a guy with an â€œotherâ€ on, disregard his shoes and actually check out what is really importantâ€¦ his chosen denim-wash, of course!
But really, most guys won’t wear brand-name shoes because they donâ€™t wake up in the morning and decide if thatâ€™s going to be a deciding point in whether or not they’re hot and if you should pursue them. Yes, looking good is important to a lot of people, but at the end of the day, who they are as a person is what really counts. Plus, if their shoes are really bad, then a project makeover would never hurt!