Shoe-ology Explained

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Fashion, Men, Products, Shopping, Style

Oxford, Blucher, Derby, Loafer, Monk Shoe …. Is there a difference?

Ah yeah! And, so glad you asked. I can guarantee that each once is a little different.

For those who care (like me), and because you asked, let’s take a shoe moment and walk through some of my faves shall we? Are you as excited as I am?

bar shoeBar Shoe – Shoe with an instep strap or button.

(often referred to as Derby) This footwear has laces that are tied to two pieces of leather independently attached to the vamp.borgueBrogue – Originating from Ireland or Scotland, a brogue shoe typically has the toe, side and heel decorated with punched and serrated leather.

boatBoat A type of shoe originally meant to be worn aboard a boat, usually with a non-slip sole and often with side lacing details. Can be worn with or without socks.

chelseaChelsea Boot – A type of boot, usually ankle height. It is distinguished by its pull on style with elastic side panels.

Derby see Blutcher

A style of shoes featuring one or both sides cut-out.

driving mocDriving Moccasin
A type of casual moccasin or slip on ideal for driving, with a flexible outsole, pedal-gripping sole and a wraparound protected heel.

Simply, shoes with laces.

monkMonk Shoe – (AKA Monk Strap) Is a shoe with no lacing, closed by a buckle and strap.

saddleSaddle Shoe –
Shoes with a contrast coloured instep overlay or “saddle,” usually found on golf shoes or retro styles.

wingtipsWingtips – Typically more popular with males, this shoe features a toe cap that comes to a point in the center, and spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, in a shape that somewhat resembles wings.


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