Olive Green Shoes

olive green shoes

Updated March 2021

olive green shoes

Clarks $140

My favorite tweak to a man’s wardrobe is adding olive green shoes, and stores are finally providing me with a large enough selection to write a blog about it.

How To Wear Olive Green Shoes

Olive green shoes are amazing because of their uniqueness and fantastic versatility. They are perfection with any color jeans (except green), make a chino pop, and can even be worn with a charcoal suit if the shoe is dressy enough.

The only issue is that the belt selection has to catch up with the shoe selection. There are so few olive green belts it’s ridiculous — and you know I want you to wear a matching belt with your olive green shoes. Here is what you can do for now: either skip a belt completely, which is totally fine, fresh, and youthful, or try out one of the few olive green belts I was able to find:

  1. Cuater by Travis Matthew Belt
  2. Penny Luck Belt
  3. The Tie Bar Olive Green Solid Suede Belt
  4. Banana Republic Webb Belt
  5. Ted Baker London Kammden Leather Belt
  6. 40 Colori Mens Trento Suede Leather Belt

What Not To Wear With Olive Green Shoes

You don’t want to wear olive green shoes with any green pant, and you basically want to avoid a monochromatic look with olive green as it can feel too militant or costumey. You also do not want to wear olive green shoes with pastels or optic white. Pair olive green with an off-white or cream instead.

Sperry Striper Storm CVO Sneaker

olive green shoes

Sperry $74.95 $52.50

The Sperry Striper Storm CVO Sneaker works best with no-show socks (or no socks) and shorts. This olive green sneaker is available at Nordstrom and Sperry.

Clarks Hero Air Sneaker

olive green shoes

Clarks $140

Clarks Hero Air Sneaker looks best with casual jeans and shorts. It’s available at Nordstrom and Clarks.

Camper Walden Chukka Gore-Tex Waterproof Boot

olive green shoes

Camper $240 $168-$216

These olive green chukka boots by Camper look sharp with basically any pant. They’re available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Camper.

Camper Runner High Top Sneaker

olive green sneakers for men

Camper $170 $119-$136

Pair these babies with jeans. These olive high tops by Camper are available at Nordstrom and Camper.

Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandal

You can wear these olive green Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandals with shorts or casual pants, including jeans if need be. They’re available at Nordstrom, DSW, Zappos, and REI.

Greats Wooster Slip-On Sneaker

olive green sneakers

Greats $160 $59.60-$64

Pair Greats Wooster Slip-On Sneakers with shorts. Just please never wear socks with slip ons, unless they are invisible. These men’s olive sneakers are available at Nordstrom, Zappos, and Greats.

Clarks Citistride Tassel Loafer

olive green shoes for men

Clarks $120

Pair Clarks Citistride Tassel Loafer with cropped dress pants and do not wear visible socks. They’re available at Nordstrom and Zappos.

Chaco Z1 Classic Sandal

olive green shoes

Chaco $94.95

These casual sandals by Chaco are all about the shorts. They’re available at Nordstrom, Zappos, Amazon, REI, and Chaco.

Sperry Striper II CVO Sneaker

olive green shoes

Sperry $64.95

Pair Sperry’s olive Striper II CVO Sneakers with shorts or casual pants and jeans. They’re available at Nordstrom and Amazon.

Bootleg by John Varvatos Linen Laceless Sneaker

These Bootleg by John Varvatos Linen Laceless Sneakers are great with shorts or rugged jeans. They are available at Amazon and Zappos.

Blackstone NM01 7 Eyelet Sneaker

I love this Blackstone NM01 7 Eyelet Sneaker with a clean jean look. It can also go with shorts and no-show white socks.

Greats Royale Ripstop Sneaker

olive green shoes

Greats $159

Pair this Greats Royale Ripstop Sneaker with medium to dark blue jeans, dark brown or rich tan pants, and darker shorts.

Gant Bari Sneaker

olive green shoes

Gant $97.95 $44.97

These Gant Bari Sneakers are my favorite with shorts. They are relaxed, comfortable, and most clients feel comfortable wearing them without socks.

Blackstone QM82 Chukka Boot

Pair this Blackstone QM82 Chukka Boot with medium blue jeans or a five pocket pant. I especially love it with khaki or beige jeans.

Good Man Brand Edge Sneaker

olive green shoes good man brand

Good Man Brand $198 $118.80-$198

Allen Edmonds Mercer Penny Loafer

Wear this Allen Edmonds Mercer Penny Loafer sans socks and pair with cuffed jeans or a beige chino.

Timberland Davis Square Mid Top Chukka Sneaker

These Timberland Davis Square Mid Top Chukka Sneakers really play with different greens and textures, which can open up more pairing options for you. They are available at Amazon, Zappos, and Dillard’s.

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