There’s a certain feeling in the air, even when the temperatures are above average, that signal to us that fall is coming. We, here at Dardano’s also know fall is coming when we get the new fall arrivals! Come into our store or look around online and you’ll see there’s a large selection of men’s shoes to choose from, from dressy to casual to active, all built with your comfort in mind as much as your style. Here’s just a sampling of what we have for you.
Everything old is new again – isn’t that what they say? Well, the classic boat shoe is very much in fashion this fall. ECCO makes the Androw Boat ($83.00), with the popular stitching around the toe and a leather lace system. The brushed nubuck uppers have the perfect broken in look. ECCO added a textile lining to create an abrasion free fit while wicking away excess moisture. The footbed features ECCO’S Comfort Fiber System which provides support and cushion in all the right places and you can remove the footbed to use custom inserts. The two component outsole creates a sturdy walking platform while the rubber outsole creates shock absorbing traction on just about any surface.
Looking somewhat like a classic but with a modern twist, the Tsubo - Olen ($159.95) has premium leather uppers with an eye-catching dressy shine. The capped toe and brogue accents create a traditional look while the optional contrasting colored laces add a pop of color. A stretch bootie on the inside creates a snug and abrasion free fit. The contoured footbed mimics the shape of your own foot for a custom fit but you can also remove it to insert orthotics. The perforations on the footbed create ventilation while built in shock absorbers at the heel help ease strain on feet and joints with each step you take. The rubber pod design on the outsole creates traction on a variety of surfaces without losing flexibility.
Combining the sleekness of a dress shoe with the slip-on comfort of a casual, the ECCO Helsinki Bike Toe Slip On ($139.95) has full grain leather uppers with a dressy shine. ECCO added stretch goring at each side of the tongue to make slipping in and out of these shoes easy. The padded tongue and heel collar creates a rub free fit. The textile socklining makes it comfy for your feet while also absorbing excess moisture. A built in shock point at the heel helps to ease strain on feet and joints with every step you take. Get traction on a variety of surfaces with the polyurethane outsole.
The Klogs Abilene ($69.95) has a streamlined look that comes in unisex sizing so you could each get a pair, if you’re so inclined. This shoe is made in the USA.
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you don’t want to have a sandal available for those warm days. Chaco Men’s Z/1 Yampa ($99.95) reflects a 20% reduction to the outsole of the popular Z/1 style to give a really streamlined look. The uppers are made from durable polyester jacquard webbing with an ankle strap and crisscross straps to hold your foot securely. The Z/1 features Chaco’s signature adjust’em fit straps which allow for maximum adjustability. A LUVSEAT platform footbed provides plenty of stability and leverage while the 2-3 mm lug tread on the outsole helps to create traction no matter what you’re walking on. The Z/1 Yampa sandal is 100% vegan, too.
You’ll get through any kind of weather fall and winter bring with the Keen Men’s Targhee II MID ($129.95). The uppers are made from a combination of leather and textile, then lined with a membrane to protect your feet from the outer elements. The ankle height and lace-up design provides stability and support to prevent you from rolling your ankle on uneven terrain. The S3 support system focuses on supporting the foot while reducing shock, and creating stability thanks to an ESS shank. A non-marking rubber outsole and rubber toe bumper protect your feet while the metatomical footbed supports every curve. However it can also be removed in order to use custom orthotics. The Targhee II MID features an aegis antimicrobial treatment which fights off odor, always an added bonus. We find that this style runs about ½ size small.
No matter what style you are after, there’s surely something you’ll want in the new fall collection at Dardano’s. Take a look and get ready for the season ahead.