Updated March 2021
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:
- Cuater by Travis Matthew Belt
- Penny Luck Belt
- The Tie Bar Olive Green Solid Suede Belt
- Banana Republic Webb Belt
- Ted Baker London Kammden Leather Belt
- 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
Clarks Hero Air Sneaker
Camper Walden Chukka Gore-Tex Waterproof Boot
Camper Runner High Top Sneaker
Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandal
Greats Wooster Slip-On Sneaker
Clarks Citistride Tassel Loafer
Chaco Z1 Classic Sandal
Sperry Striper II CVO Sneaker
Bootleg by John Varvatos Linen Laceless Sneaker
Blackstone NM01 7 Eyelet Sneaker
Greats Royale Ripstop Sneaker
Pair this Greats Royale Ripstop Sneaker with medium to dark blue jeans, dark brown or rich tan pants, and darker shorts.
Gant Bari Sneaker
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
Good Man Brand Edge Sneaker
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.