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It’s wintertime, and for men that means it’s time to break out the heavy coats, gloves, hats and boots. But what about dress shoes?

Many men are at a loss when it comes to dressing their feet for the office during the winter months. Sure, dress shoes look great with a suit – but no man looks stylish when he’s slipping on ice and soaking up rainwater during the morning commute.

In today’s article, I’m breaking out how to wear men’s dress shoes in the snow and ice without ruining them or your feet.
Here’s how to stay warm and look sharp in dress shoes this winter season.

Invest in Slip-Resistant Soles

The first step in staying safe this winter season is investing in a pair of men’s dress shoes with slip-resistant rubber soles.

Many men don’t realize that the classic leather sole on most men’s dress shoes provides virtually no traction when walking outside in the snow and ice. Which is fine for 90% of the year … but when winter rolls around things can get pretty dangerous.

Investing in men’s dress shoes with slip-resistant rubber soles is the best way to ensure you won’t slip and fall on a patch of ice. Just make sure that your dress shoes still fit within corporate dress code prior to buying them.

Another option is to invest in clip-on sole enhancers for your own dress shoes. These sole enhancers attach to the bottom of your dress shoes and provide much-needed traction when walking in slippery conditions.

They only cost a few bucks but can make all the difference when walking on hazardous ice.

Apply Waterproofing Products

Another way to make men’s dress shoes more winter-friendly is to apply waterproofing products to the leather.

Waterproofing sprays, creams and waxes can help keep your men’s dress shoes safe from harsh winter elements like ice, snow and rain. It might not seem like a big deal, but snow and rain can actually have a pretty bad effect on the quality of your leather shoes.

When leather gets wet, it can become brittle and crack along the upper. Snow affects leather in the same way, but 100x more quickly.

The best way to avoid this side effect of winter months is by waterproofing your men’s dress shoes prior to wearing them in wet conditions. This will help protect the leather and keep you safe from wet feet when walking outside.

Wear Thick Socks

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Sounds obvious right? Well, you’d be surprised how many men go outside in the winter wearing dress shoes and thin socks and then wonder why they’ve got cold feet.

In order to keep your feet warm during winter months, it’s important to wear thick socks when wearing men’s dress shoes. Thick wool socks are a great option as they’ll help insulate your feet while providing extra comfort.

A word of warning – don’t go TOO thick. If you’re heading to work in a suit and dress shoes, sport socks and thick boot socks won’t match your outfit. Stick to thinner wool socks for the most part – there are plenty of materials out there that provide great insulation without bulking out around your ankles.

Uniqlo’s Heat Tech range is a great example of this.

Finally, make sure your socks are tall enough to cover the ankles of your men’s dress shoes. This will help keep snow and cold air from seeping in around your feet.

Scuff The Soles Of Your Shoes

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It may sound strange but scuffing up the soles of men’s dress shoes can help provide extra traction when walking on slippery surfaces. Think about it – good traction is a result of friction. The deeper the tread in your shoes, the greater the friction and thus the greater the traction.

That’s why dress shoes are so slippery on ice and water – they lack the appropriate tread to create good traction.

As a quick fix, take a knife and score the soles of your men’s dress shoes. This will create more friction and thus more traction when walking outside in the snow and ice.

It isn’t a permanent solution and you’ll likely have to invest in clip on soles in the long run, but if you find yourself in a sticky situation and need immediate traction, then scuffing your men’s dress shoes could be your saving grace.

Invest In Toe-Warming Inserts

I’ll be honest – I had no idea this was even a thing until I started the research for this article!

Toe-warming inserts are an incredible way to keep your feet warm and dry during winter months. These inserts slip into the toe of your men’s dress shoes and provide insulation from the cold and wet, while also wicking away moisture when walking in rain or snow.

They’re kind of like tip of a sock – only covering your toes as they sit in the end of your dress shoes.

However, that doesn’t mean they don’t make a difference when it comes to warming your feet. Do your research and you can even find inserts that are heat activated and provided up to 8 hours of warmth throughout the day!

Try Heated Insoles

Along the same lines, there is also such a thing as heat activated insoles that you can insert into your shoes for long-lasting winter warmth.

The technology in these insoles is incredible – they’re able to provide up to 8 hours of warmth with a single charge and are perfect for men’s dress shoes.

Simply slip the insoles into your men’s dress shoes, turn them on and you’ll have an instant source of heat whenever you need it. They won’t make your men’s dress shoes waterproof, but they will keep your feet warm when the temperatures drop and the snow falls!

Some even come with a remote … what more could you want?

Want to learn more about keeping warm? Check out my article about the scarf knots every guy should know.

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Transporter-8 Mission



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SpaceX is targeting Monday, June 12 for Falcon 9’s launch of the Transporter-8 mission to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The 57-minute launch window opens at 2:19 p.m. PT (21:19 UTC). If needed, there is a backup opportunity Tuesday, June 13 with the same window.

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, SWOT, and four Starlink missions. Following stage separation, Falcon 9 will land on Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Transporter-8 is SpaceX’s eighth dedicated smallsat rideshare mission. There will be 72 payloads on this flight, including CubeSats, MicroSats, a re-entry capsule, and orbital transfer vehicles carrying spacecraft to be deployed at a later time.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.

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&ME And Black Coffee Join Forces For ‘The Rapture Pt.III’


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The long-awaited ID is finally out there for everyone to enjoy and close their eyes to.

This one is among the sweetest pieces of Electronic music you’ll find this year. It’s nothing new, though: that’s the style of the talented &ME. To my understanding, no one does the pianos quite like him. It’s that blend of soft, emotional piano melodies, and the minimalist Melodic Techno base under it, with just enough elements to make the piano stand out as much as it can. That blend can melt a soul. That very blend can make peace in the world.

It’s that very feeling of peace and unity that comes to me whenever I listen to the song that’s just come out: ‘The Rapture Pt.III‘, by &ME and Black Coffee.

The very eagerly awaited track has been spun by the Keinemusik DJs for a while now, making this piece one of the most requested IDs out there. ‘Pt.III’ marks the end of the The Rapture series, started by &ME around five years ago with ‘The Rapture‘, a defining track for many. Then came ‘Pt.II‘, which also made waves in the industry. This recent ‘Pt.III’ is the first — and allegedly, the only — time &ME has joined forces for the completion of the track. And who better to collaborate with than South African maestro Black Coffee. 352617667 1598819543861706 4618955323378922549 n 1080 819x1024 2
(Left to right) Black Coffee, &ME.

The Rapture Pt.III

As is a staple in the series, ‘Pt.III’ is driven by a very subtle kick, evolving white-noise shakers, groovy percussion, a marching synth, and, of course, PIANO, tons of piano. That’s all there is to it. The elements are few, but don’t be deceived, for masters at work know their craft very well and will make the most out of each and every element. The track as is works flawlessly, giving the piano the starring role of defining this song as unique and separating it from the rest of Melodic Techno.

The track really powers itself on and on when listening, even resorting to some teary eyes if you really feel the melody. It truly is an iconic track, and fans and critics alike know it. Just watch it in action!

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Go ahead and listen to the full version of &ME and Black Coffee’s ‘The Rapture Pt.III’ by heading below for your beloved Spotify play, or rather, click here to be redirected to YouTube. Also, you may click here to support the song any other way you like.

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