Stylish men no longer have to let wet weather wash away their look. Several brands now make weatherproof versions of some of men’s favorite shoes. They include Cole Haan, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Dries Van Noten, Dsquared2, Zara and Grenson Arlo. The stylish selections include wingtips, Chelsea boots, bluchers, derbies, oxfords and penny loafers, and they’re available at various price points and can be dressed up or down.
Special technology made some styles available in suede: The Johnston & Murphy Hollis Chelsea Boot comes in dark gray suede as well as in tan and black full grain leather. The boot is part of the brand’s large XC4 waterproof collection sold at Johnston & Murphy stores and online.
Johnston & Murphy, founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1850, is known for its durable but fashionable shoes for men.
“It’s a pain, if not impossible, to protect your shoes from harsh winter weather,” says Jason Dasal, a spokesman for the company, now based in Nashville. But we find that our consumer doesn’t want to have to sacrifice style for function in his everyday footwear.”