Does being stylish mean that you have to be uncomfortable? For women, the answer is almost definitely yes. There’s just no doubt about it. Women have to wear high heeled shoes, tight dresses, extensions in their hair and goodness knows what else. None of these things are particularly comfortable. In fact, it has been suggested on numerous occasions that wearing heeled shoes will actually increase the chance of knee and joint problems, particularly at a later age.

For men, it can still be uncomfortable to be stylish. Tight pants are all the rage right now, and they do give one a certain sense that precious parts of the anatomy are being crushed. As well as this, many people find that they can’t feel comfortable in a full suit and tie which, most would argue, is the epitome, of men’s fashion. It’s the equivalent of wearing a slim fitted dress.

The good news though is that there are ways to make sure that looking stylish isn’t impacting your level of comfort and here are a few of the best possibilities to consider on that front.

A Soft Sole

There are plenty of stylish shoes that aren’t particularly comfortable even for men. A dress shoe or business shoe, for instance, is never going to give your feet the comfort that they deserve. But they can, with an item like Glerups rubber sole. These soles can be put inside any shoe to make them more comfortable and give the inside a feel quite similar to stepping on a memory foam mattress. As well as providing additional comfort, they will also keep your feet warm through the winter months, and no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them.

Considering adding rubber soles to leather soled shoes. They will last longer and your feet will thank you after some extended wear.


Of course, some people find that they are most comfortable in casual wear. There’s nothing wrong with that and actually wearing gym clothes can look fashionable if you are making the right choices. You should be choosing clothes from some of the top designers if you want to look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time. Some sweatpants even have sheepskin lining, ensuring that they feel wonderful against your skin. It’s a good idea to match colors as well as choose a well-designed pair of sneakers to go with the full outfit. You get bonus points if you’re actually hitting the gym, but you’ll look stylish regardless because people will assume you’ve either just been or are on your way.

A Suit You Can Trust

Sometimes wearing a suit can feel like you’re choosing the outfit to be buried in. However, there are plenty of suit companies like Suitsupply that provide stylish formal-casual wear that looks as awesome as it feels. The high-quality fabrics used to ensure that there are no problems with discomfort and since they are measured to match the individual, they will always hang off the body beautifully.

We hope you take this advice and see that men, like women, have the option to be comfortable and still stay stylish.

Ryan Sprance is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Kaihatsu Media, a Digital Marketing agency focused on developing brand awareness and sales growth through social media, optimizing digital marketing spend and developing Influencer Marketing programs. He is also the Creator & Editor-In-Chief of, a men's lifestyle media company focused on Fashion, Fitness, Grooming, Gadgets and Guy Stuff and a Contributing Editor at Julius, a data driven Influencer Marketing platform.