Guide to Buying Shoes for Work - Featuring shoes from Gaius Walks



You are taking your first step into the corporate world.


It's time to ditch the sneakers and get working shoes. There are more to a pair of good working shoes than just a pair of black shoes. In fact, different kinds of shoes are worn for different occasions. If you are confused as to what design you should choose for your first pair or your next pair of working shoes, this guide would be handy for you.

Featuring shoes from Gaius Walks, these handcraft affordable shoes are a must-have in every white-collar working men.




Oxfords
Oxford Shoes Black - Gaius Walks
About the Style 

Oxfords shoes are usually the staple pair of shoes that are found in the shoe cabinets of those starting out to work. These timeless classics are originally plain formal shows made of leathers. Found mostly in black or brown, its simple versatile style would suit all formal occasions

Oxford Shoes Brown - Gaius Walks

Oxfords are great for daily wear. The colour of choice would be dependant on your business attire. Some variants of Oxfords are as follow
  • Cap Toe: Style with a distinct line across the front of the top cap. This is the Classic Oxford
  • One Piece: A variant of Oxford that is constructed of a single leather piece
  • Plain Toe: Similar to Cap Toe but it does not have a line across the top cap.




Who is it for?

Great for those who are starting out and have yet found their style. Oxford is also good for the fuss-free man who prefers a utility pair of shoes over style.

Semi-Brogues
Semi-Brogues Gaius Walks

About the Style

Semi-Brogues are considered an elaborated Oxfords. It has a hint of fancy stitching that would stand out compared to an ordinary pair of Oxfords. The added details are characterised by decorative perforations along the toe cap edges. Some pairs would have additional decorative perforations in the centre of the toe cap too. The style would be suited for a more semi-formal occasion. For the less elaborate designs, it could be used fo business wear too.

Semi-Brogues Gaius Walks

Who is it for?

Have a promotion or a raise?
Getting a Semi-Brogues would signal the coming of age. It would be perfect for those who are in the industry for a few years. 


Wingtips (Full Brogue)
Wingtip - Gaius Walk
About the Style

The Wingtip is traditionally an 'outdoor' shoes and not meant for business occasions. Today, they are seen as a dressy option for the flamboyant executive. It is characterised by the signature wingtip top cap that is laced with decorative perforations. To up the style factor, get one in blue.

Wingtip - Gaius Walk

Who is it for?

The marketing department would love to wear one of these. For the style-conscious executive, this pair would be fitting if one is required to dress in conservative business attire. It would be the one thing that would make him stand out among the crowd. 


Monkstraps
Monkstraps Gauis Walks
About the Style

Ditch those laces and go with straps instead with Monkstraps. Monkstraps uses a wide tongue to secure the shoes around the ankle providing a more secure fit. You can opt for a single buckle or a double buckle combination. This pair of shoes will be great for business as well as dress down occasions.

Monkstraps Gauis Walks

Who is it for?

If you already have an Oxford and looking for another pair of shoes, the Monkstrap will add variety to your shoe rack.


Dress Loafers
Penny Loafer Gauis Walks
About the Style

The Dress Loafers is a strapless slip-on shoe. While it has its roots on being a casual style, the loafers are now seen as an alternative to the traditional oxford. This sleek laceless silhouette has a variety of smart and smart-casual variations.  


Who is it for?

Need a smart casual Friday Look? 
The Dress Loafers will be perfect for this.



Tassel Loafers Gauis Walks

Casual Loafers
Casual Loafers Gaius Walks

About the Style

If your company has a casual Friday policy, it does not mean heading to the office in a pair of sneakers. To look presentable, get a pair of casual loafers to complete the look. Casual loafers are slip-on that comes in soft leather or suede, making it the perfect Friday shoes for the office and the party in the evening.

Casual Loafers Gaius Walks


Who is it for?

Those with casual Friday for work or everyone else who needs a pair of shoes for the weekend.




About Gaius Walks
About Gaius Walks


Gauis Walks is a local shoe company founded by a pair of ladies, Lana and Megan. The mission is to dress Singaporean Men better and make stylish handcrafted shoes accessible to every gentleman.

Gaius Walks Shoes

Their shoes are affordable and come in a wide variety of styles. Another plus would be the different hues they offered for their shoes. It would not be difficult to find a par that suits you. You can shop online or make an appointment to view the shoes at their warehouse.

The location of the warehouse is at 

1093 Lower Delta Road #03-07
Singapore 169204

Gauis Walks Shopping Experience
Gaius Walks Store

I had an opportunity to visit Gaius Walks before the circuit breaker started. The first impression I had was the amazement at the sight of different designs of shoes in technicolour hues. The setting was like a new york loft living room where you sit in a plushy sofa and admire the shelves of shoes that adorned the wall.

Shopping @ Gaius Walks


I was looking into a pair of formal and casual shoes. To be honest, it was a difficult decision to make especially for formal shoes. If money was not the issue, I would have gotten one pair in every design. In the end, I settled for a Rustic Paterson Penny Loafers that would come in handy for the blue suit reserved for special occasions.

Casual at Gaius Walks 

As for casual shoes, it was a much easier choice as I had my eyes on the Sergio Drive Loafers in Ebony. For those funkier personalities, the mustard, indigo and sangria would be excellent choices.

If sizes are available, you can get your pair of shoes on the spot when you visit. Do note that the shoes come in Full Sizes ( no half size).

Gauis Walkers
The only thing that I looked forward to would be the end of Circuit Breaker so I can break in these shoes!

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