Fashion has reputation for being frivolous, frothy and, at times, downright silly. But this year saw many of the runways’ usual impractical trends take an unexpected turn towards the sensible, with the standout styles of the season being those which marry form, function and style in one. That’s right, sensible men’s shoes are officially en vogue. From the kind of walking boots your father may favour to trainers that err on the side of caution instead of confidence, this new wave of functional men’s shoes and boots are sturdy and no nonsense – and extremely on trend. But don’t go thinking that means traipsing your muddy soles all over the carpet. Despite these styles featuring outdoorsy buzzwords such as hiking and trails, these new men’s styles are practical but polished. Read on to shop our top 5 picks of the best.