The second generation of casual and dress minimalist shoes are finally here. Once a runner have transitioned away from heeled, cushioned, and narrow toe box running shoes, they will never go back. But what about their everyday casual and work shoes? Personally, my whole non-running shoe collection was gutted a year ago and I was fortunate to have a completely new collection of the latest offerings in casual and dress minimal shoes.
We have now compiled our top five list of the best minimalist shoes for casual and business wear. These shoes are all zero drop and designed for everyday use. All of them are stylish, soft, lightweight, and flexible with wide toe boxes. Keep your feet happy and healthy 24/7!
LEMs Shoes Nine2Five
Your feet will be showing you so much appreciation after slipping on the all full-grain leather oxford in the LEMs Nine2Five. Settle into that cubicle and let your feet relax, for no stylish dress shoe has ever allowed your toes so much room for wiggling and comfort ability. For all 9 to 5ers, this shoe from LEMs will make that climb up the corporate ladder a cake walk.
LEMs Shoes Mariner
Ditch the socks and hit the docks with these stylishly, breathable boat shoes from LEMs Shoes! With their 100% full-grain leather and mesh uppers, Mariner allow your feet to breathe in the seashore scents without getting all choked up. And forget the funk, because the smooth leather lining keeps the odor away. Hook yourself a pair, and let them compliment any outfit.
Read the full LEMs Mariner review here.
The VIVOBAREFOOT ONE is the ultimate on-road or in-gym barefoot performance shoe. The uppers feature a lightweight and breathable hex mesh with V-Web lamination for stitch-less lateral support. It is also lined with a soft fit performance lining containing environmentally friendly Aegis to provide active moisture management, anti-stink, and a pure barefoot experience.
Read the full VIVOBAREFOOT ONE review here.
Available on VIVOBAREFOOT online store.
Channeling the styling of the legendary Desert Boot (those worn by British forces in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II), the VIVOBAREFOOT Gobi is one of the most versatile barefoot shoe from VIVOBAREFOOT. The ultimate barefoot desert boot or Chukka boot, the Gobi comes with uppers in a thick full grain leather or thick suede. Lacing is traditional with round waxed cotton laces. The collar is unlined for a super comfortable next-to-skin feel! There is a removable 3mm EVA insole with Dri-lex performance material layer for moisture-wicking and comfort.
Read the full VIVOBAREFOOT Gobi review here.
Available on Zappos online store.
Primal Professional FER
The Primal Professional FER is a shoe with a timeless style, is interchangeable with multiple outfits and situations formal and casual, and provides you with real comfort throughout. Now take these benefits, and multiply them. Because, they are made by a shoemaker with a real Heritage of 120 years' experience. And because, not only are they resoleable, but they are backed by their full recrafting service which will restore your shoes to better-than-new, years later, for a fraction of the cost.
Read the full Primal Professional FER sneak peek here.