Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Editors' Note: This gift guide is from 2016. For the most recent of our gift recommendations for men, be sure to check our Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2017.

Men are notoriously tough to shop for, especially men of simple tastes. What do you get for the guy who has everything he wants and needs? Another tool or tie to add to an already vast collection, or an overpriced gadget that will be outdated in two months? Fortunately, shoes are a gift that everyone appreciates, and they bridge the gap between fun and functional. If you need a little inspiration to find the perfect gift for your dad, husband, brother, son, or friend, Englin's Fine Footwear is here to help! Below are some of our most popular and stylish men's shoes for the 2016 holiday season. Choose from these great styles and give him a present he'll actually enjoy!

-For the Comfort Connoisseur-

UGG Ascot Leather

UGG Ascot Leather in Black/China Tea Leather

UGG Ascot Leather in Black/China Tea Leather. Also available in Black Leather and China Tea Leather.

The UGG Ascot Leather is consistently one of our most popular slippers for men. Simple, yet refined, the UGG Ascot Leather is designed for effortless style and carefully crafted from rich, supple leather. This closed-back, moccasin slipper offers laidback luxury with cushioning foam and an incredibly cozy lining of either 17mm sheepskin or UGGpure wool. The Ascot Leather's distinguished appearance and unbeatable comfort can even be taken on the road, since its molded rubber outsole is tough enough for light outdoor wear.

Everyone loves a great pair of soft slippers. The Ascot Leather is especially ideal for men who stay busy when they're off the clock. Since there's no need to switch out this slipper for a sturdier shoe when he heads out to run errands or visit with the neighbors, he'll appreciate the ability to get on his way without a hassle. No matter his lifestyle, he's sure to love the UGG Ascot Leather for relaxing during his off-duty hours!

If you like the Ascot Leather's silhouette but don't completely love the look, there's also the UGG Ascot Bomber, Ascot Suede, and Ascot Tweed, so you have plenty of distinctive materials to choose from. For a slimmer version, try the UGG Alder.

UGG Neuman

UGG Neuman in Chestnut Suede

UGG Neuman in Chestnut Suede. Also available in Black Suede.
UGG Neuman Leather available in China Tea.

Smooth, supple suede and a Tasman braid collar combine to give the UGG Neuman slipper its rugged good looks. For someone who prefers a more open back, the clog-style Neuman is an attractive alternative to the Ascot. The plush sheepskin lining naturally breathes, wicks away moisture, and regulates the temperature of your feet. A light, flexible EVA outsole allows the Neuman to venture outdoors. Cozy and stylish, the UGG Neuman is a versatile addition to any man's footwear collection.

For the guy who appreciates the finer things in life, the UGG Neuman's luxurious comfort is sure to be an instant favorite. The fine craftsmanship, premium materials, and sturdy sole all make it a slipper that rises above the crowd.

-For the Intrepid Outdoorsman-

Sorel Cheyanne Lace Full Grain

Sorel Cheyanne Lace Full Grain in Chipmunk/Black

Sorel Cheyanne Lace Full Grain in Chipmunk/Black. Also available in Black/Dark Brown.

For rugged, waterproof protection, you can't beat the Sorel Cheyanne Lace Full Grain. This sleek and sturdy duck boot is built for life's messes, big or small. Whether he's wading across puddles, tromping through snow, or slogging around a mucky barn, the Sorel Cheyanne will protect his feet, keeping them warm and dry. A new and improved version of a classic Sorel design, the Cheyanne Lace Full Grain is made from rich, high-quality leathers and a vulcanized rubber shell. A removable, contoured footbed and 200g Thinsulate insulation make this boot as comfortable as it is tough. A robust outsole with herringbone tread provides reliable traction when things get slippery.

The Sorel Cheyanne Lace Full Grain is perfect for the man who can't be held back by the weather or conditions. If he loves being outside even when the skies don't cooperate, he needs a waterproof boot like the Cheyanne to keep his feet safe and comfortable. And if outdoorsy style is his trademark, the Cheyanne Lace Full Grain is sure to appeal.

ECCO Track II High

ECCO Track II High in Bison/Bison

ECCO Track II High in Bison/Bison.

An outdoor boot of a different kind, the ECCO Track II High is a burly hiker that will help him take on the roughest trails with confidence. The Track II High's upper of full grain leather and oiled nubuck give it a handsome look and long-lasting durability. Within, a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane keeps out all moisture, while removable ECCO Comfort Fiber System insole increases air circulation to help the foot stay perfectly comfortable from morning till night. This hiking boot features a direct-injected, dual-density outsole with exceptional shock absorption where it's needed most.

The ECCO Track II High is the clear choice for trail hikers and avid outdoorsmen. It's as bold and resilient as they are, and will keep them safe and on the move even when the going gets tough. For hikers, there's no more important piece of equipment than a quality pair of boots! Yet the Track II High is no one-trick pony: With its outstanding support and durability, it's also a great choice for around the farm, on the factory floor, or anywhere else he needs a boot that's as tough as he is.

-For the Hard Worker-

Timberland 6-Inch Premium

Timberland 6-Inch Premium in Wheat Nubuck

Timberland 6-Inch Premium in Wheat Nubuck. Also available in Black Full-Grain and Black Nubuck.

Though they're certainly in vogue, let's not forget that Timberland boots are more than just a fashion statement. The Timberland 6-Inch Premium was built to work, and that's exactly what it will do. A smooth upper of full-grain leather or premium nubuck gives the Timberland its iconic, no-nonsense style, while its 100% recycled nylon laces are specifically engineered to remain safely tied. Direct-attach, seam-sealed waterproof construction keeps feet dry no matter the conditions, while a formidable 400g of PrimaLoft ECO insulation ensures that they stay warm. Exclusive anti-fatigue technology in the midsole delivers standing support, shock absorption, and energy return to facilitate comfortable all-day wear. A lugged rubber outsole for durability and traction completes this workhorse of a boot.

Beauty, brains, and brawn come together in the Timberland 6-Inch Premium. This one's for the guy who does it all. From the worksite to the streets, the 6-Inch Premium will be his go-to boot for a variety of occasions, and he'll look and feel fantastic every time he laces them up.

Timberland Earthkeepers Original Leather 6-Inch

Timberland Earthkeepers Original Leather 6-Inch in Dark Brown Oiled Nubuck

Timberland Earthkeepers Original Leather 6-Inch in Dark Brown Oiled Nubuck. Also available in Mulch Full-Grain and Red Brown Burnished.

The Timberland Earthkeepers Original Leather 6-Inch is more than just a hardy, handsome work boot. With its many recycled and organic components, this stylish boot reflects Timberland's commitment to protecting the environment. What's not to like about that? The upper's full-grain leather is at least 50% sourced from a silver-rated tannery, which means that the facility has been officially commended on its energy use, waste production, and water treatment. Inside, a 100% recycled PET lining (made from recycled plastic bottles) and a removable fatigue-fighting insole will keep his foot comfy. A durable 34% recycled rubber outsole and organic cotton laces finish off this eco-friendly boot.

Timberland Earthkeepers are perfect for that sustainability-conscious guy. If he's a friend to the environment, he'll love the Earthkeepers' recycled and organic elements. This is one gift you can both feel great about!

-For the Stylish Gentleman-

Johnston & Murphy Copeland Chukka

Johnston & Murphy Copeland Chukka in Tan Suede

Johnston & Murphy Copeland Chukka in Tan Suede. Also available in Black Tumbled Full Grain.

When it comes to versatility and style, you just can't beat a well-made chukka. The subtle elegance of the design is brought about by embracing simplicity: lacing is kept to a minimum, and smooth expanses of fine leather lend an air of casual sophistication. The Johnston & Murphy Copeland Chukka is the essence of effortless grace. Water-resistant full-grain leather, a natural crepe sole, and tough bondwelt construction give the Copeland Chukka its roguish charm, while memory-foam cushioning and a lining of sumptuous sheepskin keep it cozy. The Copeland Chukka's strong, sleek profile elevates it from everyday desert boot to timeless classic.

Need the perfect gift for that stylish man-about-town? A pair of Johnston & Murphy Copeland Chukkas will match his snappy outfits and suave sensibility. These boots are easy to dress up or down, making them an all-week, morning-to-evening favorite.

Sperry Billfish Ultralite 3-Eye

Sperry Billfish Ultralite 3-Eye in Linen

Sperry Billfish Ultralite 3-Eye in Linen. Also available in BlackLight Grey, and more.

Sperry Top-Siders, or boat shoes, have been a "preppy" staple for decades. No well-dressed man's wardrobe is complete without them. The off-duty slip-on for walking around town or relaxing with friends, boat shoes show no signs of going out of style. The Sperry Billfish Ultralite 3-Eye takes Sperry's classic boat shoe to the next level with rugged yet incredibly light construction, 360° lacing and 3 eyelets for stability, and mesh/perforated panels to allow breathability and temperature regulation. An upper of hand-sewn full-grain leather or soft nubuck gives the Billfish its long-lasting good looks, while a molded rubber sole with Sperry's trademark wave-siping ensures ample traction on wet or dry surfaces.

The Sperry Billfish Ultralite 3-Eye is for the guy who likes to keep things balanced. Whether he wants to kick back or get up and go, this boat shoe provides the comfort and durability he needs to enjoy his leisure hours in style.

For a more traditional option, check out the much-loved Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe!

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Taupe Suede

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Taupe Suede. Also available in Black Oiled LeatherBlack SuedeHabana Oiled LeatherMocha Suede, and many more.

Give him a little taste of summer with the Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed! There's no better time to present him with a pair of Birkenstocks. Not only can you take advantage of our great seasonal deals, he'll appreciate your unique thoughtfulness. Plus, Birkenstocks never go out of style—you can trust that if he loved the Birkenstock look this past summer, he'll still be excited about it in the spring. The Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed is one of our most popular Birkenstock styles for a reason. Instantly recognizable, this two-strap slide sandal is available in a huge variety of materials and colors, with the Arizona Soft Footbed in Taupe Suede being a fan favorite.

Birkenstock sandals like the Arizona feature a contoured cork footbed that molds to the foot's unique shape over time, providing customized comfort and support. Learn more about the benefits of cork footbeds in a previous blog post. In the Birkenstock Soft Footbed, an extra layer of foam is inserted below the footbed's liner for even more indulgent cushioning. Finish it off with a lightweight, shock absorbing, flexible EVA outsole, and the Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed is a sweet dream for his feet.

The Arizona Soft Footbed is perfect for that guy who longs for warm weather. Let him imagine balmy breezes and days on the beach for a few moments this Christmas when he opens up his trendy new sandals. 

For an equally cozy closed-toe alternative, try the iconic Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed clog.

Clarks Un.Bend

Clarks Un.Bend in Black Leather

Clarks Un.Bend in Black Leather. Also available in Brown Leather.

Perfect for work or casual wear, the Clarks Un.Bend is simply one of the best basic shoes for a man's closet. You can be confident that even the pickiest guy will be wearing the Un.Bend day after day (not to mention thanking you for bringing them into his life). A style from the Clarks Unstructured collection, the Un.Bend features their proprietary Air Circulation System for unbeatable climate control. A padded collar, removable footbed, and soft lambskin lining cushion the foot from dawn till dusk. Ultra Flex grooves and rubber strike pads in the lightweight EVA outsole make every step easy and natural. The Un.Bend's lace-up closure, premium leather, and expert craftsmanship give it a tasteful yet not overly dressy vibe.

For that down-to-earth guy with sensible tastes, the Clarks Un.Bend is sure to please. This go-everywhere, do-anything shoe is appropriate for most jobs, yet casual enough for weekend wear. Plus, he'll appreciate the abundant comfort features built in to this stylish, adaptable shoe. 

Similar Clarks Unstructured options include the Clarks Un.Ravel and Clarks Un.Kenneth.

Hopefully this gift guide has helped you find a present that special guy will love. Shop our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to get the very best deals on these and other fashionable shoes. Buying for the ladies in your life as well? Keep your eyes open for our Holiday Gift Guide for Her, coming later this week!