There’s a fine line between function, style, and comfort, and most brands get tripped up in these areas when they veer too far outside of their lanes. It’s good to prioritize and lay a solid foundation, in a hierarchical order, of elements that are crucial to footwear; ask anybody who wears shoes and can talk, and they will surely say that comfort most certainly reigns supreme. As the “make it or break it” quality a pair must possess, even for casual or lifestyle footwear, it’s still a must, and Aureus, originally a golf-oriented brand, has been incorporating it into its footwear styles since the brand launched the line in 2014.
Its reasonably priced shoes (most styles retail for $68) are comprised largely of nubuck leather, are ultra lightweight with ergonomic and flexible anti-slip outsoles, feature super cushy insoles, and elastic laces for added convenience and ease of slipping on and off. Just by taking a look at them, you can tell that they are also quite stylish; pictured is the Fortis Style, a great work/casual hybrid, or you can take it entirely to the weekend with the Lux or Patron hi-top styles or the surfer-inspired Vice slip-on. All styles can be purchased online at Aureus-usa.com.
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