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Mens Nine2five Black

Lems Shoes
$125.00
Mens Nine2five Black

Mens Nine2five Black

Lems Shoes
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Zero-drop work shoe. Ultra-light leather oxford with a Natural-shape™ fit.
DRESS SHOES DON'T HAVE TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE

Meet the Nine2Five - a dress shoe that has everything you’ve been looking for in footwear for the workday. Ultra-minimalist, zero drop dress shoes that are actually the natural shape of the foot were unheard of until now!  This oxford style shoe features a toebox that is wider than your cubicle and is so lightweight that it’s less ounces than your morning cup of joe. AND unlike that microwavable meal you brought for lunch, these shoes help to promote health! Help realign your posture, improve your gait, and alleviate certain foot ailments such as bunions and hammertoes in these full-grain leather oxfords! Whether on your feet or at a desk, the minimalist dress shoe you have been perusing the internet for when you should be typing up those TPS reports is from Lems Shoes.  So look no further, get yourself a pair, and climb your corporate ladder in the Nine2Five.

  • LAST      LemsLast™ Foot shaped 
  • UPPER   1.6mm full-grain leather with pull-up effect
  • OUTSOLE   9.0mm LemsRubber™ (air-injection rubber)
  • INSOLE   3.0mm removable moisture wicking 
  • STACK HEIGHT   9.0mm (not including 3.0mm footbed)
  • DROP   0.0mm (Zero-Drop)
  • WEIGHT   8.6oz/244g (sz 43)
 
 
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  • 4
    Very Comfortable

    Posted by Dan Shyne on Jan 18th 2017

    These shoes are very comfortable. I am up and down all day. I run minimalist and being in a shirt and tie left me in classic dress shoes. These bridge the gap (mostly). They are acceptable when I am in the office but, if I am in a more formal setting, protocol dictates the standard oxford. That being said, these shoes are super comfortable for everyday use and I will absolutely be wearing them every chance that I can!

  • 5
    The Perfect Balance

    Posted by Sev on Dec 19th 2016

    For years I have been a "minimal" shoe guy everywhere outside of work. I started outright barefoot and then with VFF's after hours and on weekends. My attempts to get something I could use as a work shoe have repeatedly failed. I've tried Merrell's offerings on more than one occasion, but they always looked "wrong" and the super thin soles I love outdoors were a detriment to concrete floors, warehouses and office environments. My much loved TOPO Sante's work great at the gym, but look way to casual for any kind office. My Keen's have the wide, awesome toebox I love, but are not light, have a substantial stack height, and are most definately not zero drop. The 9to5's are AMAZING. Litterally the best combination of every shoe I've loved. Awesome fit, super light weight, enough sole to be forgiving, but not so much as to be overwhelming - and they look like a pair of legit, regular folk shoes (high praise in the minimal market, honestly). I've worn them with Jeans, slacks, and hit them with some polish and took them on a night out on the town in a suit on more than one occasion without a second look from anyone. I've picked up a pair of Boulder Boots now as well, and those are finding thier way into my everyday life as a casual shoe, and occasionally even get worn to work as well. Keep up the great work LEMS! (FYI - Farrell, PA - where you used to be located is just a few miles from where I live. Kinda surreal, given the size of the town!)

  • 5
    Great for work/everyday wear

    Posted by Brittany Zimmerman on Nov 5th 2016

    These were the second pair of Lems I purchased, also the second pair of nine2fives I bought. I cannot express how grateful I am that I have found Lems! For the first time in my adult life, I have shoes that don't hurt my feet, which sounds like something that should not be a struggle, but for me, it always had been. I have struggled over the past year with newly developed foot issues (plantar fasciitis and fallen arches), and after a very short time of wearing Lems to work everyday, I can already tell a difference. I no longer have to wonder if will be able to walk normally if I work out or do chores every day. Seriously, before wearing Lems, this had become an all too common dilemma for me. I have the nine2fives in black and coffee & cream, and I love them both. The black pair seems to be just slightly narrower than the coffee & cream, but I don't know if that's how they run, or if my case is a fluke. Either way, they are both absolutely amazing. I do wish there were more options for minimalist work shoes out there, but for me, these Lems will do wonderfully. These are also casual enough that you can wear them outside of work as well. Note on sizing: I normally wear a 7.5 or 8, depending on the brand and style of shoe. I decided to go with the size 40 for my Lems, and they fit pretty good. They are a little too long, but not so much that I am tripping over myself or anything. I think if went with a smaller size, they would have been too small. If Lems had half sizes, a 39.5 would probably be perfect for me in this style. But the 40 works too.

  • 5
    Great work shoe

    Posted by Tabitha Ochtera on Oct 20th 2016

    I am constantly on the look out for comfortable work shoes that have a wide toe box (think Mary Janes) and no heel. I purchased the Primal 2 and was super happy with those so I decided to buy these. They are amazing and comfortable and supportive while not being stiff & uncomfortable. I"m really happy.

  • 5
    Great!

    Posted by Noah on Oct 10th 2016

    I had a pair of primal 2, and then my job changed so that I needed something fancier than sneakers. These fit the bill perfectly. They look great with cotton slacks and dress shirts. I wouldn't wear them with a suit, though. The leather even takes a shine. Like leather gloves for my feet. Best of all, my toes aren't squished any more and there is no fat heel to get in the way of walking properly. Wish they were made in US. Initial quality seems very good.

  • 5
    Professional Engineer

    Posted by John on Oct 8th 2016

    I am delighted with these shoes and I've recently purchased a black pair for office wear. I also wear the boulder boots through the winter. These things are super comfortable, reasonably durable (offering minimalist flexibility limits materials selection a bit) and good looking. Happy customer here!

  • 5
    Comfort & Professional Look

    Posted by Beau Bollier on Oct 8th 2016

    I'm a school teacher and I spend a lot of time walking around my class. I bought a pair in brown and loved them so much I bought a pair in black. They are the most comfortable dress shoes I've ever owned. I no longer have to wait for casual Friday to have comfortable shoes on. Do your feet a favor and buy some!

  • 5
    Best business/casual shoe

    Posted by Eric on Oct 7th 2016

    I absolutely love these shoes. I have a number of minimalist barefoot athletic shoes, mostly from Vivobarefoot. I'd wear them for certain activities but not throughout the day. I then decided to get a pair of Vivobarefoot Ka II shoes to wear in the office and as an all around casual shoe. What I found was that in an urban environment wearing them for as many as 16 hours a day, they were too minimal for me. After a couple of months, my feet felt like they were perpetually bruised and aching. So then I found Lems and decided to give them a try. They're much more minimal than a typical shoe and are actually wider in the toe box than vivobarefoot shoes, which is great. These are the best closed toe shoe I've ever used. The sole is thick enough that your foot doesn't get pounded on concrete, but still thin enough that you can feel what's underfoot. They really have found the perfect balance. The only downside is that because of the wide toe box they look a little funny compared to other shoes, but I'll trade that for comfort and foot health any day. If we all started wearing shoes that actually fit our feet properly, then narrow-looking shoes would look funny. Anyway, if you are unsure or are considering Vivobarefoot, get Lems. By the way, they look good enough to use wearing a suit. They aren't ideal for a suit, but they'll pass well enough. I'll never go back to stiff, narrow dress shoes again. Also, I wore Keens for years as casual shoes, but now I'll only wear Lems for close toed shoes. I'll put in a plug for Bedrock sandals if you need a sandal. The cairn is a fantastic sandal.

  • 5
    The Perfect Work and Lifestyle Shoe!

    Posted by Sam Hight on Oct 4th 2016

    My wife thought I was being silly with the many exclamations of joy during the first few minutes, hours, and days of wearing these. I had previously enjoyed a different colour pair a few years ago, so I knew what to expect - my expectations were exceeded! I love being able to be active in these, as well as being super comfortable at work (I am a teacher and on my feet most of the day). It's great to be able to go for an energetic walk with the dog when I get home without having to change into something athletic.

  • 4
    Store manager

    Posted by Jordan on Oct 2nd 2016

    Shoe is nice and roomy in the front of the foot which is muchly appreciated. Gave 4 out 5 as the only thing I would like to see is a bit more zero drop cushioning like some other zero drop shoes I own. Also would like to see if a better traction rubber can be found as these slide a fair amount on the ceramic tile and cement floors where I work. Due to being in Canada, with Exchange and shipping you have to add approx 30 to 40 % more to the price of the shoe:( Overall happy though with shoe as it cleans up well,is light to wear and is fairly easy on the feet.

  • 5
    I can move my toes!

    Posted by Daniel on Sep 25th 2016

    These are the shoes I have been searching for and didn't even know it. I transitioned to minimalist running shoes and casual shoes years ago, but could never find something professional looking for the office. After only 6 months of wearing wide toebox shoes every day, my feet are actually changing shape for the better! My crooked first two toes are straightening out, and my shriveled up pinky toenail is growing more like the rest of my toe nails. I had no idea that after 37 years of wearing shoes that were not wide enough (size D), my feet could start to heal in such short amount of time. Amazing.

  • 5
    Ms

    Posted by Linda Buer on Sep 11th 2016

    Absolutely love them! My feet are finally comfortable! I love the wide toe box and zero drop heel. I can wear them all day and be comfortable.

  • 5
    Unbelieveable

    Posted by Ed Jones on Sep 2nd 2016

    I bought these to have as dress shoes. The first time I wore them was to a wedding, and had them on from 11am-4am. I felt like I was wearing practically nothing. The fit was perfect for my feet, I ordered them in 45. Unlike other dress shoes, I found them to be non-binding, with no pinching and no "breaking-in" required. Plus they are extremely light weight. They truly are the best dress shoes that I have owned, and are suitable for wearing with a suit.

  • 5
    Great comforable dress shoe!

    Posted by Peter on Aug 28th 2016

    I really like the soft leather feel and look of these shoes. Even though they might not look the most contemporary style comfort always trump style especially at the cost I paid. I t would be nice to have a winter dress show but until then I am hoping with a 100% wool sock these shows will keep me warm.

  • 5
    New Favorite

    Posted by Eric D. Kimsey on Aug 25th 2016

    I bought the black 9 to 5's and they are fantastic. Love the fit, the arch, the toe box, the zero incline...Wow. I liked them so much I bought the brown 9 to 5's too. Thanks so much.

  • 5
    Love 'em!

    Posted by Christine on Aug 24th 2016

    I waited a long time for the smaller sizes to come in and I'm glad I did. I like the look and they are very comfy. My husband has a pair of these too which he wears for work.

  • 5
    Not Bad but pricy

    Posted by Jc on Aug 10th 2016

    Pretty happy with these super comfortable and zero drop dress shoes. Pretty pricey though for shoes where the leather looks a little fake even though it's not.

  • 5
    Fits perfectly, feels great

    Posted by Hasan on Aug 3rd 2016

    Great shoes. I needed dressy shoes due the nature of my job, and I also stand for the majority of my day. My knees were having problems and my legs would be fatigued by the end of the day. After a few weeks of wearing these shoes, my knees are getting much better, I can take the stairs easily, and my legs feel great at the end of the day, to the point where I feel like sprinting home. If they last long, these shoes might be the first in a long line of repeat purchases. Some pros/cons: + wide, which is really nice because I have wide feet. - wide, which makes the shoe look a bit odd. But peace to the haters, I'm walking on a cloud + textured inside, which makes it easier to grip. My feet don't slide around. + matte black appearance, which looks great in a work environment and doesn't show scuffs 10/10 would recommend.

  • 5
    human

    Posted by Bill Parthimos on Jul 26th 2016

    These Nine2fives are great! Enjoyed my first pair so much I bought 2 more pair! I wear them all day everyday. Thanks!

  • 4
    Hopeful

    Posted by Kelly Doyle on Jul 23rd 2016

    My flat, wide duck feet are so much happier with the zero drop and roomy toe box...but a broken ankle from years ago, that didn't heal right, is aggravated by the heel cup in the insert. I've removed the insert and it seems much better...just need to find a new flat insert. I'm a size 7.5 or 8 and the 40 is a great fit. They do look a little clowny but I just don't care....if my feet are happy, I'm happy!

  • 4
    Super comfy, OK-looking w/ pants, not so hot with skirt/dress

    Posted by Rebeca on Jun 22nd 2016

    I love the the wide toe box - lots of room to wiggle toes. Love the bumpy insole. Super lightweight (when they arrived I thought the box might be empty!) Laces just the right length. Fit well around the ankles, no rubbing. One caveat, I seem to trip more in them, perhaps because they are still a bit stiff. I bought them at the tail end of winter and have not had much time to wear them in before switching to more open shoes. Also, might be that I bought a 42 based on the foot measurements, which felt fine when I first got them, but now seems a bit long. Since the ankle fit is so great, my foot doesn't slide around, but I think that might be why I'm tripping a bit more on the tips. Thinking of trying the primals in a 41 when my current merrell hikers wear out (for gardening work). I will post some photos on the fb page with jeans and a dress so other women (or manly dress wearers) can see what they look like. It was something I would have appreciated when shopping for them.

  • 5
    I finally found my shoes

    Posted by Shannon on Jun 19th 2016

    My random thoughts and experiences with these shoes: I have been searching for zero drop shoes like these for a couple years. I wear mine without laces and they still look good and feel good. I wear conventional socks also but I am looking to change that too. I bought these and primal2 at the same time. I had sore calves for a week but I knew that would pass. I have walked 4 straight brisk miles in the Nine2Fives along roads, sidewalks and shoulders. They were great.

  • 5
    Relief at last!

    Posted by Susan on Jun 17th 2016

    I bought these shoes for marching in parades with a bagpipe band I belong to. The conventional uniform shoes left my feet aching for days after! These don't look identical, but under the spats no one can tell, and my feet are soooo happy!

  • 5
    Amazing shoe

    Posted by Rachel Bennett on Jun 10th 2016

    I purchased this shoe back in April and wear them practically every day. Very light yet durable. Love the quality and am planning on getting these in the mocha soon.

  • 4
    Oxford Type Shoe

    Posted by Frances on May 29th 2016

    A good sturdy shoe that is finally wide enough for my feet.

  • 5
    They fit!

    Posted by Jon on May 22nd 2016

    I have a narrow heel and wide toe shaped foot. These shoes fit! They are not the most fashionable shoes I've had, but that is the reality of swapping from shoes fit to our feet from feet squeezed into lovely shoes. I tend to drag the cuff of my pants wearing these, which I wish wasn't a problem. This is a sacrifice I'm willing to make to not turn into a grouchy jerk because my feet hurt. I'm normally a US size 13 wide in most brands and found the Lems 48 to fit me quite well.

  • 4
    Pretty good business-casual shoes

    Posted by Es on May 20th 2016

    I'm a fan of Lems Shoes, and these are really quite good. Finding a shoe with a standard sized heal, a wide toe box, and no irritating arch support is surprisingly hard, and this is one of the few companies that seems to pay the slightest attention to the anatomy of the human foot. I'm a fan, and will continue buying them for a long time. But, calling this a "dress shoe" is pretty silly. It's a black tennis shoe. Nothing more, nothing less. It's perfect when paired with khakies and a button-collar flannel. It's definitely the grungy part of your outfit if you wear them with a sport coat. If you wore them with a suit,people would laugh at you. I work in a pretty casual field where T-shirts aren't uncommon, and these shoes are just barely acceptable as professional attire.I wish Lems made a genuine business shoe. I'd buy a closet full. But this isn't it. Nobody outside of SF and Portaland would call this a "dress shoe." It's a very casual tennis shoe, albeit one without the usual grotesque colors. Also, I can't imagine anybody on earth wants the toe-crushing, space-hogging inserts that come with every Lems shoe. Can I pay extra not to have to throw away all these stupid inserts? They're awful.If I wanted my toes crushed, I'd buy shoes from a department store. Smashing toes from below is just as horrible as smashing them from the side.

  • 5
    Best work shoe

    Posted by Nick on May 15th 2016

    I'm an airline pilot, and my work days can be 12-15 hours long. I have never had a more comfortable work shoe before. Wide toe box and zero drop, what more needs to be said. I only wish Lems would make a VEGAN version of this shoe.

  • 5
    Very comfortable

    Posted by Ren on Apr 23rd 2016

    I wear these shoes at least 3-4 times a week to work. They are super comfortable with plenty of space in the front so that I can wear my toe-spacers inside the shoes. Until I owned these shoes and my Primal 2s it would always be painful to walk any distance due to a bunion I have on my left foot. I no longer suffer any foot pain at all. Thank you Lems Shoes!

  • 5
    Very comfortable

    Posted by Ren on Apr 23rd 2016

    I wear these shoes at least 3-4 times a week to work. They are super comfortable with plenty of space in the front so that I can wear my toe-spacers inside the shoes. Until I owned these shoes and my Primal 2s it would always be painful to walk any distance due to a bunion I have on my left foot. I no longer suffer any foot pain at all. Thank you Lems Shoes!

  • 4
    Software Engineer

    Posted by Michael on Apr 22nd 2016

    Purchased for work to have something more formal than my pre-Lems Stem Primal shoes. I was surprised these were so much more inflexible...I guess the photos were taken with an extremely worn pair or they put a ton of effort to roll them up (moreso than compared to the Primals). Also the sizing has been kind of strange; they feel big, even with socks on, but I went with the size based on the chart so that my feet wouldn't feel cramped. My feet measured ~25cm, but size 42s feel pretty big (more than 0.3cm larger than my feet).

  • 4
    Good Shoes

    Posted by Aaron on Apr 22nd 2016

    These shoes are comfortable and multi-functional. Really like this brand and will buy from them again!

  • 5
    Look good, feel good

    Posted by Colin on Apr 22nd 2016

    I transitioned almost entirely to minimal, zero-drop shoes a few years ago, and these are the best-looking ones I've owned, while still being comfortable and fitting my health goals. Thanks!

  • 4
    Software Engineer

    Posted by Michael on Apr 22nd 2016

    Purchased for work to have something more formal than my pre-Lems Stem Primal shoes. I was surprised these were so much more inflexible...I guess the photos were taken with an extremely worn pair or they put a ton of effort to roll them up (moreso than compared to the Primals). Also the sizing has been kind of strange; they feel big, even with socks on, but I went with the size based on the chart so that my feet wouldn't feel cramped. My feet measured ~25cm, but size 42s feel pretty big (more than 0.3cm larger than my feet).

  • 4
    Good Shoes

    Posted by Aaron on Apr 22nd 2016

    These shoes are comfortable and multi-functional. Really like this brand and will buy from them again!

  • 4
    Software Engineer

    Posted by Michael on Apr 22nd 2016

    Purchased for work to have something more formal than my pre-Lems Stem Primal shoes. I was surprised these were so much more inflexible...I guess the photos were taken with an extremely worn pair or they put a ton of effort to roll them up (moreso than compared to the Primals). Also the sizing has been kind of strange; they feel big, even with socks on, but I went with the size based on the chart so that my feet wouldn't feel cramped. My feet measured ~25cm, but size 42s feel pretty big (more than 0.3cm larger than my feet).

  • 4
    Good Shoes

    Posted by Aaron on Apr 22nd 2016

    These shoes are comfortable and multi-functional. Really like this brand and will buy from them again!

  • 5
    Look good, feel good

    Posted by Colin on Apr 22nd 2016

    I transitioned almost entirely to minimal, zero-drop shoes a few years ago, and these are the best-looking ones I've owned, while still being comfortable and fitting my health goals. Thanks!

  • 5
    As nice as their other models

    Posted by Espen on Apr 20th 2016

    This is my second pair of lems after i purchased my first pair last winter so i obviously went for the boulder boot then. The Nine2five feel the same with the foot shaped toe box and wide midfoot. What attracted me to Lems is the casual look as Altra and Topo Athletic shoes are targeting runners so obviously not something you would wear on a first date. After years and years with foot and knee problems, i have worn nothing but standard training shoes with support and elevated heel, and obviously a narrow toe box, until last winter. I always thought i needed more support and more cushioning for my plantar fasciitis and nothing worked. Talk about living on a lie for 33 years, the wide toe box and flex in the sole made my feet extremly comfortable and they dont even have any support or cushioning, my feet work naturally and my knee pain went down from 70% to 30% in 2 months. If i need dress shoes, im coming back to buy another one in black colour.

  • 5
    As nice as their other models

    Posted by Espen on Apr 20th 2016

    This is my second pair of lems after i purchased my first pair last winter so i obviously went for the boulder boot then. The Nine2five feel the same with the foot shaped toe box and wide midfoot. What attracted me to Lems is the casual look as Altra and Topo Athletic shoes are targeting runners so obviously not something you would wear on a first date. After years and years with foot and knee problems, i have worn nothing but standard training shoes with support and elevated heel, and obviously a narrow toe box, until last winter. I always thought i needed more support and more cushioning for my plantar fasciitis and nothing worked. Talk about living on a lie for 33 years, the wide toe box and flex in the sole made my feet extremly comfortable and they dont even have any support or cushioning, my feet work naturally and my knee pain went down from 70% to 30% in 2 months. If i need dress shoes, im coming back to buy another one in black colour.

  • 5
    As nice as their other models

    Posted by Espen on Apr 20th 2016

    This is my second pair of lems after i purchased my first pair last winter so i obviously went for the boulder boot then. The Nine2five feel the same with the foot shaped toe box and wide midfoot. What attracted me to Lems is the casual look as Altra and Topo Athletic shoes are targeting runners so obviously not something you would wear on a first date. After years and years with foot and knee problems, i have worn nothing but standard training shoes with support and elevated heel, and obviously a narrow toe box, until last winter. I always thought i needed more support and more cushioning for my plantar fasciitis and nothing worked. Talk about living on a lie for 33 years, the wide toe box and flex in the sole made my feet extremly comfortable and they dont even have any support or cushioning, my feet work naturally and my knee pain went down from 70% to 30% in 2 months. If i need dress shoes, im coming back to buy another one in black colour.

  • 5
    Everything!

    Posted by Grant K. on Apr 17th 2016

    This shoe has replaced my need for any other dress shoe. Other shoes of mine would fall apart if i put as much mileage on them as i have these shoes. They are IT Service Desk Approved!

  • 5
    Everything!

    Posted by Grant K. on Apr 17th 2016

    This shoe has replaced my need for any other dress shoe. Other shoes of mine would fall apart if i put as much mileage on them as i have these shoes. They are IT Service Desk Approved!

  • 5
    Everything!

    Posted by Grant K. on Apr 17th 2016

    This shoe has replaced my need for any other dress shoe. Other shoes of mine would fall apart if i put as much mileage on them as i have these shoes. They are IT Service Desk Approved!

  • 5
    Coffee and Cream

    Posted by C Benton on Apr 16th 2016

    These were my first pair of LEMS. The comfort of these shoes is amazing. I'm on my feet for most of the day and when I get home from work my feet feel less fatigued than when I wear my other shoes. The boulder boots are equally comfortable and light weight.

  • 5
    Coffee and Cream

    Posted by C Benton on Apr 16th 2016

    These were my first pair of LEMS. The comfort of these shoes is amazing. I'm on my feet for most of the day and when I get home from work my feet feel less fatigued than when I wear my other shoes. The boulder boots are equally comfortable and light weight.

  • 5
    Coffee and Cream

    Posted by C Benton on Apr 16th 2016

    These were my first pair of LEMS. The comfort of these shoes is amazing. I'm on my feet for most of the day and when I get home from work my feet feel less fatigued than when I wear my other shoes. The boulder boots are equally comfortable and light weight.

  • 4
    Fabulous dress/business casual shoes

    Posted by Dustin on Apr 13th 2016

    These shoes are fabulous dress/business casual shoes. They are very comfortable and shaped well to allow appropriate toe flex and movement. For some of my more formal and business situations, they are not quite fancy enough, but they otherwise work wonderfully (and are especially great for my growing boys' feet)!

  • 4
    Fabulous dress/business casual shoes

    Posted by Dustin on Apr 13th 2016

    These shoes are fabulous dress/business casual shoes. They are very comfortable and shaped well to allow appropriate toe flex and movement. For some of my more formal and business situations, they are not quite fancy enough, but they otherwise work wonderfully (and are especially great for my growing boys' feet)!

  • 4
    Very nice business shoe

    Posted by Karl on Apr 12th 2016

    A very comfortable zero drop shoe, though the sole is perhaps too thick to call a minimalist (which I prefer after trying Vivo). The only reason I didn't mark these five stars is that they were a bit too high/thick. I have a relatively narrow foot in the vertical direction and these had a bit too much vertical room in the toe box which caused the leather to crease and dig into my foot as I walked. A cheap thin foam foot liner from the supermarket raised my foot to make these fit great. Just think they could come with two thicknesses of insert to support more of the population. But I wear these shoes a lot to the office and they look very good in out business casual environment. I think they would look fine with slacks and sport jacket too, but might not be suitable for a full suit. Anyway, I would recommend these highly.