Step back in time to when men’s fashion was classically good looking. 1930s men’s shoes were sleek yet fancy, and formal yet casual. The classic Oxford of the ’20s expanded to include more two-tone color combinations as well as more brogue (small holes) embellishment all over the shoes. These became the staple features of 1930s dress shoes for men. Black and white, brown and white, brown and tan, and grey and black were common color combinations reflecting the Art Deco movement. Naturally, solid black and brown cap toe or wingtip oxfords were options too. In summer, the all-white oxford was an essential for pairing with white or light grey suits.
On the casual side, 1930s men’s leather sandals came into existence for days on the beach and rubber sole sport shoes such as Keds and Converse were worn on weekends. At home, a comfortable pair of loafers was all a man needed. For work, a sturdy pair of thick sole lace up boots were strong and durable. Learn more about men’s 1930s shoes here or scroll to the bottom of the page (click here to jump) to view our picture gallery.
Most styles of men’s 1930s shoes can still be found today. We’ve searched the web and found a bunch of great 1930s style men’s shoes for sale online: