Men's dress shoe brands have always favored style over comfort - until now.
Wolf & Shepherd was born from a simple idea: equip hard-working professionals with footwear that keeps up with them. By combining athletic innovations with timeless styles, our shoes perform as hard as you do - day in and day out.
Meet the founder
Justin Schneider is the founder and originator of the concept for our shoes. As a track and field athlete for Notre Dame, Justin became familiar with high performance footwear. Upon graduation, he began working for Adidas, designing shoes for athletes utilizing the latest performance technology. During this time, Justin had a conversation with a friend about a problem that was far too common in the professional world; uncomfortable dress shoes. Instead of forcing yourself to wear uncomfortable dress shoes all day, or switching to sneakers in-between, why not just mold together the best of each shoe?
When you buy W&S, you get a dress shoe unlike anything else on the market. While others make similar claims, we are the only ones who offer athletic comfort alongside a high level of quality and craftsmanship.
Each pair of Wolf & Shepherd shoes are crafted using soft Italian leathers, finished with high-grade waxes and completed with our running shoe technology that is manufactured and developed here in America. Watch the video to see how it's done.
This was my first experience with Wolf & Shepherd and it's a homerun. The shoes are extremely comfortable and feel somewhat like a sneaker. I usually don't wear black shoes but since I ordered my cap toes in black, I find ways to wear them. My next pair of Wolf and Shepherd shoes will be in brown.
— Gemelle F.
THE BEST SHOES
These are by far the best shoes I have tried on. I have always stuck with "Johnston & Murphy" and "Allen Edmonds". From now on I am buying these. Nothing was wrong with either of the companies I bought from before, but these shoes just blow them out of the water. There is no "break-in" period, they fit as if they were made to your foot (at least in my case).
— Kemal K.
BELIEVE THE HYPE
I wear dress shoes six days a week. Finding comfortable dress shoes that don't look like orthopedic shoes has been like searching for the fountain of youth. Search no more. These shoes really are ridiculously comfortable but look so good you would think they have to be uncomfortable. My only regret is not having these shoes decades ago. Mine fit like a glove.
‘‘Wolf & Shepherd is pitching men's dress shoes as comfortable enough for long commutes’’
‘‘Stylish dress shoes made to feel as comfortable as sneakers... by a former Adidas designer’’
‘‘A former adidas designer has reinvented the dress shoe to be as comfortable as sneakers.’’
‘‘All the comfort of a running shoe..and now they have a world record to back it up.’’
Record-breaking dress shoes.
It’s the feat that still has people talking. In 2015 Juris Silenieks not only ran the Hotlanta Half Marathon wearing our Closer Cap Toe - he won the entire race. The (almost) unbelievable story was picked up by USA Today, Newsweek, Men’s Journal and more, and will forever be a landmark moment in the history of our company.