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The season's coolest new footwear styles for guys. By Christene Barberich &
Piera Gelardi


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1. Common Projects—Perforated Leather Slip-On
CP has become the go-to brand for forward-thinking guys who take their feet as seriously as the rest of the package, and these subtly stylish perforated Jazz-oxford hybrids are the reason why. $365, available in February at Odin, 328 East 11th Street, New York City; 212-475-0666 and 199 Lafayette Street, New York City; 212-966-0026, and South Willard, 8038 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles; 323-653-6153. Or go to www.commonprojects.com

2. Opening Ceremony—Teal Suede Shoe
Leave it to Opening Ceremony to light up a no-nonsense saddle-inspired shoe with some loud and proud turquoise suede. Also available in a primitively cool burlap version and white with black piping. $275, available in February at Opening Ceremony in New York, 35 Howard Street; 212-219-2688, and Los Angeles, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard; 310-652-1120.


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3. PF Flyers—Bob Cousy All-American
This lo-top re-issue is just the right marriage of past and future—we love the traditional sport stylings matched with the preservative-packed shade of acid-green. $60, available February 1 at Fred Segal, 420 & 500 Broadway, Santa Monica; 310-394-9814.

4. Band of Outsiders for Sperry—Canvas Topsider
The ultimate summer shoe steps up its game thanks to Band of Outsiders bold color-contrasted version of the American classic. $220, available in February at Opening Ceremony in New York, 35 Howard Street; 212-219-2688, and Los Angeles, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard; 310-652-1120, and at Apartment Number 9 in Los Angeles, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica; 310-394-9440 and Chicago, 804 North Damen Avenue;773-395-2999.


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5. Repetto—Patent and Suede Jazz Shoe
We'll admit, these are a tad racy for the average guy, but there's no denying the proper balance of shine to matte makes these dress shoes reason enough to suit up at day's end. $325, available at Hollander & Lexer, 358 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; 718-797-9190, and in Blackbird, 5410 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle; 206-547-2524.

6. And I—Suede Classic Shoe
Sort of a dress shoe make-under, And I's Prince shoe with its soft, almost relaxed silhouette and contrast lacing is a great reminder that high style doesn't have to be overtly stiff. $396, available in March at Oak, 208 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-782-0521 and in Fred Segal, 420 & 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA; 310-394-9814.


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7. Keep Guerra Canvas High-Tops
The woven Mayan fabric adds a punch to these classic kicks and Cali-based Keep makes sure that every pair they make are animal-, people-, and eco-friendly.
$98, available at www.keepcompany.com

8. Acne for Tretorn Stroll High Over-Dyed Sneakers
At a moment when Swedish has become synonymous with chic, Acne and Tretorn have teamed up again to deliver superior street style with bright and bold over-dyed canvas.$249, available this spring at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street, New York City; 212-219-2688

The season's coolest new footwear styles for guys.