10 Men’s Casual Shoes You Can Wear with Jeans

mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Ecco $159.95

Given the popularity of jeans, it is somewhat surprising how many men wear the wrong shoes with them. Men either sport athletic shoes that belong at the gym (not with jeans), or their dress shoes (which are better suited to slacks). You know my favorite shoes with jeans are chukka boots, but listed below are my favorite men’s casual shoes you can wear with jeans. Notice that I explain when to wear each shoe — this is in reference to the type of jeans you are wearing. The wider the pants you wear, the bigger your shoes should be to even out the proportion. Basically, slim, lightweight shoes go with slim jeans, while heavier, more voluminous shoes go with wider jeans. Unless, of course, you are doing the urban runway thing where you pair giant sneakers with skinny jeans, but this is not that kind of blog.

Note: You may notice there are now way more than 10 pairs of shoes that I am recommending in this post. That’s because due to its popularity, I am regularly updating it with the best, in-stock men’s casual shoes you can wear with jeans.

Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker – White

mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Ecco $159.95

My clients are absolutely loving the Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker. It is insanely comfortable, and as you will see below it comes in an array of colors — there’s an option for every wardrobe. This shoe is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Ecco, and Zappos.

Good Man Brand Legend Low Top Sneaker

The Good Man Brand Legend Low Top Sneaker in navy is another versatile option. Pair it with khaki, olive green, or grey chinos, and jeans. But, don’t pair this sneaker with your dark blue jeans, please. Instead, pair it with your light wash blue jeans.

Olukai Kahu Pahana Sneaker

men's casual shoes you can wear with jeans

OluKai $130

The Olukai Kahu Pahana Sneaker has a special footbed that makes them very comfortable for walking around. This sneaker is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Zappos, and REI. Notice that they are more of a matte black — not shiny. I want you to avoid shiny black sneakers.

Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker – Mahogany Leather

mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Ecco $159.95

Here’s the Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker in a versatile Mahogany Leather. This is the top-rated sneaker and color for my clients right now. I can’t emphasize enough how much everyone is loving them. This shoe is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Ecco, and Zappos.

Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker – Black

men's casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Ecco $159.95

This Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker in black is the shiniest I want you to go with a black sneaker. This shoe is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Ecco, and Zappos.

Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Sneaker – Navy

The perforated look of the Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Sneakers makes them one of the more casual options of the men’s casual shoes on this list. Pair them with this Johnston & Murphy Perforated Suede Belt for a coordinated look. This shoe is available at Nordstrom, Cole Haan, DSW, Zappos, and Amazon.

Good Man Brand Edge Sneaker – Natural Leather

The Good Man Brand Edge Sneaker in Natural Leather is a great off-white shoe choice. Pure white shoes are crisp, but everybody also needs an off-white shoe to go with their cream tees and muted garments. Allow me to explain… have you ever put a white shoe on with an off-white t-shirt? It looks, well, off, and makes the muted tee look dirty. Or, have you ever paired off-white sneakers with a bright white tee? The whiteness of the tee makes the shoes look dirty in this scenario. I think you get it.

Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker – Dark Shadow

men's casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Ecco $159.95

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find the right color grey in a sneaker? Of course, you do! Yet, here it is in all its majesty. Thank you again, Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker! This is truly a rare find. BUY THIS. It is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Ecco, and Zappos.

BP Venice Low-Top Sneaker

men's casual shoes you can wear with jeans

BP $99.95

I love how smooth and not-shiny this BP Venice Low-Top Sneaker is. It pairs perfectly with midnight navys and blacks.

Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker – Mocha

men's casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Ecco $159.95

Oh look, here’s the Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker, again, in a deep mocha brown. This sneaker is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Ecco, and Zappos.

Good Man Brand Legend Low Top Sneaker – White

I love the tan trim on this Good Man Brand Legend Low Top Sneaker in White — and the comfort is incredible. Enjoy!

Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Handstain Sneaker

mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Cole Haan $149.95

I don’t usually like full leather sneakers, but this Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Handstain Sneaker is fantastic. This sneaker is available at Zappos.com and Nordstrom.

When to Wear: You can wear these men’s casual shoes with jeans. They look great with a rolled hem, straight leg, or slightly wider leg jeans. They don’t look amazing with shorts.

Michael Bastian Signature Sneaker

I love the rich tan color of the Michael Bastian Signature Sneaker. Looks fantastic with shirts that have green, brown, or cream in them.

When to Wear: Work best with slim to straight leg jeans. Can also work with shorts.

Adidas Campus Sneaker

adidas campus sneaker mens casual shoes you can wear withe jeans

Adidas $89.95

These navy blue suede Adidas Campus Sneakers are my number one choice for men’s casual shoes that work with jeans. I adore the color and they are far more versatile then you realize. Just remember you are not pairing them with blue jeans. Instead, pair them with tan jeans, burgundy jeans, and anything else that isn’t dark blue. You can also pair them with light wash (light blue) jeans.

When to Wear: Work best with skinny, slim, or leaner jeans. Looks amazing with shorts.

CLAE ‘Ellington’ Sneaker

clae sneaker mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

CLAE $99.95-$110

I love both colors the CLAE ‘Ellington’ Sneakers come in, but the butterscotch suede is great for lighter wash jeans. These sneakers are probably one of my favorites of the men’s casual shoes you can wear with jeans.

When to Wear: Best with skinny, slim, or leaner jeans. Also works with shorts.

CLAE ‘Ellington’ Sneaker

mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

CLAE $74.95-$75

This CLAE ‘Ellington’ Sneaker in deep navy wool is the perfect black shoe for jeans. I know that sounds wrong, but check it out for yourself. They look better with black shirts than they do with navy.

When to Wear: Pair with skinny, slim, or leaner jeans. Also looks great with shorts.

CLAE ‘Bradley’ Sneaker

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CLAE $110-$140

I love the grey wool of these CLAE ‘Bradley’ Sneakers. Pair them with medium blue jeans.

When to Wear: Work best with straight leg jeans to wider set jeans. Can also work with shorts if you know what you are doing.

Trask Aaron Sneaker

trask aaron sneaker mens casual shoes you can wear with jeans

Trask $195

These Trask Aaron Sneakers are one of my favorite leather sneakers. They are not too shiny and the different texture adds dimension. These sneakers are available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.

When to Wear: Work best with slim to straight leg jeans. Can also work with shorts.

Sperry Wahoo Baja CVO Sneaker

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Sperry $55

These Sperry Wahoo Baja CVO Sneakers are delightfully lightweight and great for warm weather.

When to Wear: Work best with skinny, slim, or leaner jeans. Look amazing with shorts.

Anatomic & Co Serra Sneaker

These Anatomic & Co Serra Sneakers are great with rugged or distressed jeans. This is best for the younger fellas.

When to Wear: Work best with skinny, slim, or leaner jeans. Doesn’t look amazing with shorts.

J&M Est. 1850 Allister Nubuck Lace Up Sneaker

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J&M Est. 1850 $54.99 – $145

I am always looking for grey men’s casual shoes you can wear with jeans. Finally I found my favorite: the J&M Est. 1850 Allister Nubuck Lace Up Sneaker in a medium grey. It is almost sold out, but there is an updated darker grey suede that should be almost as handsome. The updated version is available at Nordstrom.

When to Wear: Work best with slim to straight leg jeans. Doesn’t look great with shorts.

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