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 shoe color combinations reflecting the Art Deco movement. Naturally, solid black and brown cap toe or wingtip oxford shoes were options too. In summer, the all-white oxford was an essential for pairing with white or light grey suits and casual outfits.
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 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 shoe styles here.
Most styles of men’s 1930s shoes can still be found today.
1930s Men’s Shoes