Have you ever been told your closet is packed with too many shoes? We say there’s no such thing, especially not when it comes to moc-toe boots. Pioneered for rough-and-tumble work and being worn into the ground, moc-toe boots have historically been used everywhere from the great outdoors to the local job site.
Aptly named for the moccasin-style stitching at the toe, these boots are now a serious fashion statement. And not in an overly trend way, mind you. No sir, we think the best men’s moc-toe boots shown here are equal parts stylish and rugged — exactly what we’re all looking for in the perfect fall footwear.
Our top pick when it comes to stylish, durable and versatile moc-toe boots? That’s easy. These exceptionally well-crafted boots from Red Wing and Todd Snyder are the way to go. We love the striking copper color and the use of both full-grain and rough-out leather. The result? A pair of boots to wear with everything from indigo denim and a shawl collar cardigan to a charcoal herringbone suit.
It’s entirely possible for a pair of moc-toe boots to be as refined as they are functional. Sutro Footwear proves that with the brand’s handsome Ellington Boots, which should absolutely be worn with a blazer, a white Oxford and slim tan chinos.
Simply put, you know you can count on CAT Footwear to deliver the goods in terms of remarkably hard-wearing boots that put in work on the job site. Now, you can count on them in matters of style too. We’d pair these with black denim and a faded blue denim jacket for edgy, concert-friendly style.
While we love Wolverine for the brand’s 1000 Mile collection, rest assured that they also craft rugged, durable boots that are more inclined to take on heavy yard work than they are a day at your favorite brewery.
There are certain shoes that make you do a double take. Such is the case with this handsome, rugged and investment-level pair from Yuketen. No need to worry about wearing them too much — they’re crafted to take it.
With the lightweight feel of a sneaker and the styling potential of your favorite pair of boots, the Nalukai Boots from Olukai are truly one-of-a-kind when it comes to the moc-toe boot category. Wear ‘em with a grey crewneck sweater and beat-up blue jeans.
Looking for actual moccasins instead of just moc-toe boots? Look no further than Minnetonka, a brand that has perfected the moccasin during its 70 years in the business.