Category Archives: Shoe style guide

The two-tone

The Spectator is the most common welted footwear design to use two different colours. This two-tone effect is created by using different leathers for the toe, vamp, facings and counters. The wingtip or full-brogue brogue pattern is the natural style … Continue reading

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The Monk Shoe

The monk shoe or monk strap has been around for a long time. It has a history dating back to the footwear worn by monks, usually a sandal but fastened with a buckle. This design allows for the top of … Continue reading

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The Derby

There cannot be many shoe styles that have as many names as the simple Derby. In America it is the Blucher and in the UK it is the Derby or less often the Gibson. A Derby is defined by the … Continue reading

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The Oxford

In the UK the term Oxford is often used to mean a toe cap shoe but the term actually refers to the way the shoe closes. If a shoe has a simple slit in the top of the shoe, with … Continue reading

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The Brogue

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be adding a series of articles to the Herring Shoes blog giving some information about the major styles of shoe, their history and (if you’ll forgive us a little marketing) a few examples you can … Continue reading

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