"A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes." - Christian Louboutin

Shoes may be just another accessory, but they hold the power to make or break an outfit. Therefore, it's vital to wear the proper shoes. Unfortunately, this is where most men get things wrong. Here are the top five shoe mistakes you're probably making right now without even being aware of it:

1) Comfort and fit

Selecting the right pair begins with the exact size and fit . No matter how beautiful or expensive a pair is, it’ll be of no value if you can’t wear it often. Therefore, make sure that your shoes are comfortable, flexible and snug.

 2) Purchase the right pair

Nowadays, people pay attention to every detail of your appearance. And this includes shoes. Therefore, make sure that you have the right shoes for every occasion:

  • Dress shoes for parties and formal events
  • Formal shoes for work
  • Casual sneakers or slip-ons for casual wear
  • Flip-flops and loafers for holidays
  • Sandals for ethnic wear
  • Sports sneakers for sports and workouts
  • Boots for trekking, etc.

3) Wear the right pair

It’s not enough to just own the right pair of shoes, but it’s critical that you pair them with the right clothes too. This means, you can’t wear sports sneakers on casual Fridays to work, nor can you wear bathroom slippers to run errands.

 4) Maintain

The two fundamental rules are to clean your shoes after use and to dry them if they get wet. Apart from these, you also have to store them in shoe bags, polish them regularly, use shoe trees to keep them in shape and mend broken or worn out soles from time to time.

 5) Replace

As a general rule, no one throws out old shoes until it’s out of fashion or broken beyond repair. But we suggest that you replace your old pair periodically instead of waiting for things to fall apart. This is especially true for running shoes and sports sneakers which are super sturdy but require regular replacement.

Now that you know the top five mistakes to avoid while buying shoes, we suggest you check out our broad range of formal, Casual and sports shoes for men on our Paragon website.