You don't want a shoe that you can just wear every day. We want more than that. You want footwear that you can dress up or down. Something that works when you're going formal and when you're feeling casual. You want versatility with an edge.
So maybe it's time to put aside the classic lace-ups and buckle up some monk strap shoes. Historically, monk straps date back for centuries, worn in European monasteries dating back to the 15th century. Today, they're creeping to the top of the men's style consciousness - a fashion-forward option in a world where the lines beween formal and casual continue to blur. Monk straps are perfect to dress down a suit - sans socks - and can be a suitable compliment to a pair of distressed jeans.
Here we found five pairs that can help you start to pull your footwear collection out of the box.