The Sneaker That Will Pass As A Dress Shoe

It's the business casual shoe you've been looking for.


This post is sponsored by Cat |

Think Cat footwear and you immediately conjure up durable, quality boots. While that may be true, the iconic footwear brand has a range of other shoe styles all boasting the style, quality and versatility that Cat’s are known for.

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One such shoe is this one pictured above – the Passport. Technically classed as a sneaker, these kicks offer an athletic and casual design, but with added features that means it can blur the lines between work and play. The brown durable rubber outsole not only gives the grip you need to keep you grounded, but simply put, the dark sole makes it look smarter and super stylish – ideal when the occasion calls for one to dress up. If the white laces are a deterrent, simply swap them out for a dark shade.

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Form meets function in the rubber cap that features on the toe. Not only does it protect your digits (no toe-stubbing here), but it adds to the stylishness and elevates the durability of the shoe – and it just makes them look really cool.

The soft, breathable canvas, nylon mesh sock lining and Cat’s single-density Ease footbed technology means they’re super lightweight and you can easily wear them all day.

We also love the military-inspired sole. It simply exudes the traction and durability the sole promises.

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How to wear sneakers with a suit

The sneaker-and-suit combo is not exactly a new trend. Celebrities like Robert Downey Jnr,  David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith have all been seen sporting suit and sneaker pairings for some time now, but without a celebrity stylist to supervise your outfit, the results can be a disaster for the average Joe.

Stick to these rules to rock the look:

1/ Tapered pants and a slim silhouette are key. Opting for a trouser length that ends just above the ankle will draw attention to your shoe if that’s the goal. While having a longer pants length will give you a longer silhouette and make you appear taller. The choice is yours.

2/ For a smarter, understated look, match the colour of your sneaks with your suit. This will also elongate your silhouette. And keep it simple – a single-solid hue typically works best if you want to look polished.

3/ Skip the tie. For effortlessly cool style, lose the traditional waistcoat and tie. Rather go for slim-fit chinos and a tee.

4/ Make sure your sneaks are squeaky clean. Scruffy sneakers and a suit will ruin your look, so make sure you don’t commit this major fashion faux pas.

The Passport Features:

  • Lining: Soft, breathable canvas lining
  • Footbed Cover: Soft, breathable nylon mesh sock lining
  • Footbed: Single Density Ease footbed for lightweight comfort
  • Outsole: Durable rubber outsole for traction
  • Construction: Vulcanized construction
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