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MWD: STEP OUT IN STYLE

06.12.13

Tired of playing second fiddle to women's shoes, men's footwear has undergone something of a renaissance of late, and rightfully so. Whether it's luxury Italian leather or super-slick sports footwear, each pair you pick shouldn't be a last resort, but rather the anchor for your entire outfit.

SPORTS LOOKS

No longer confined to the realm of purely casual, this season's best sports luxe footwear can add sleek steps to all manner of ensembles. Fusing luxury materials, design and comfort, high-end trainers have earned themselves a place on the feet of the world's most stylish men, proving that sometimes it's practical to be stylish.

HIGH & MIGHTY

For your ankle boots this season think less ready to ramble and more high and mighty. Ideal for adding rugged appeal to your look (not to mention being undeniably handy for striding through puddle-ridden pavements) opt for patent, pebbled or perforated.

On Reiss: Take trusty brogues to the next level by opting for Marx in ox blood.

CHELSEA BOOTS

If there was a footwear style designed for walks through crisp leaves, then the Chelsea boot is surely that shoe. These heritage boots may find their provenance in the Victorian era, but the largely unchanged aesthetic feels very right for now. Wear yours in tan and perch your pair at the bottom of black slim fit jeans, or go for a complete blackout and wear in black with matching trousers.

DOUBLE UP

Strap yourself into this season's most dapper footwear in a pair of double monk strap shoes. Sitting smack bang between Derbys and Oxfords in terms of formality, this time-tested style is ideal for making steps forwards sartorial perfection.

On Reiss: Hand finished and crafted from on-trend ox blood leather, Fife are the ideal pair of shoes to show a refined sensibility in each and every tread that you take.

GIVE THE SLIP

Menswear's preoccupation with outdoor slippers shows no signs of waning just yet, and we're glad of it too. Their laid-back-meets-luxury aesthetic makes them the ideal choice for donning for late nights spent dancing till dawn. Even better, they're the perfect pair to fall asleep in afterwards.