- 8 Fall Footwear Standouts
8 Fall Footwear Standouts
By: DYLAN MARTIN
Date: October 28, 2016
A quality pair of shoes will help you get off on the right foot and make a lasting impression. Think of them as the foundation piece that anchors your outfit. A smartly selected pair will ultimately help you take work and social events in stride.
We’ve enlisted the expert advice of our shoe buyer Kevin Eisenberg to roundup the season’s most covetable designs. He’s highlighted 8 extraordinary lace-ups, loafers, and boots worth adding to your arsenal.
This standout selection illuminates Eisenberg’s keen eye for sourcing the world’s most luxurious footwear:
1. The Legendary Loafer
Church’s first created the iconic Shanghai loafer for discerning Englishmen living in the Far East. This contemporary rendition, which is constructed exactly as it was in 1929, takes five hundred manual steps to perfect. It has been elegantly broken-in and weathered to fully evoke the vintage spirit of the original.
3. The Timeless Brogue
No formal wardrobe is complete without a pair of wingtip brogues, and this impeccable Salvatore Ferragamo version is second-to-none. The undisputed design classic has been updated in a streamlined silhouette. Its rich chestnut brown hue harmoniously complements navy and grey tailoring.
4. The Lustrous Leather Trainer
These high-shine Prada trainers are dyed a deep oxblood colour that will coordinate effortlessly with pretty much all of your fall wardrobe essentials” notes Eisenberg. The sophisticated shoes are further set apart by their minimalist sensibility and Spazzalato leather construction.
5. The Mixed-Media Sneaker
These Italian low-tops illuminate why Hogan is a cult favourite amongst sneaker aficionados. Athletic mesh panels are juxtaposed by luxurious calfskin trim for a modern mix of materials. The striking black and white design is set atop a serrated rubber sole to secure a firm footing.
7. The Shearling-Lined Chukka
This Moncler design is the perfect synthesis of style and practicality. As Kevin points out, “the off-duty chukka is lined in shearling to keep your feet cozy and comfortable as the temperature dips.” The thick rubber soles also provide protection from the rigours of Canadian weather.