Essential shoes every man should have
For decade's the shoe has been an iconic part of a mans attire and still this is the case in 2018. A recent survey said the the average man in America has about 12 pairs of shoes, now this could be trainers, boots , sandals and actual shoes. Now compare that to the 27 the average women in America has and that 12 doesn't seem that much.
As far as we know we can trace the mans shoe back to the medieval period where only the wealthy would be wearing them. In those days they were generally made from leather and silk plus any other cloths they could find and up until the end of the 16th century all these shoes were flat.
The most recent development in shoes coming after the second world war in 1945. This is when the Asian markets came to play alongside the Italian market, both which now dominate the shoe world. There are hundreds of different shoe types but we are looking for the classic gentleman type looking shoe. We have managed to find out top 5 picks on the internet which we believe every man should have.
5. Kensington Tan - Goodwin Smith - £95.00
Handmade with the highest quality materials
Premium quality Italian leather upper with hand burnished detail
Leather and textile lining
Leather sock, padded for ultimate comfort
Durable anti-slip TPR forepart and heel with leather waist area
Available in Black, Brown and Tan
Unique style created in the UK
Check them out here https://www.goodwinsmith.co.uk
Hinton Rating 8.5/10
4. Laxford - Loake Shoemakers - £265.00
Premium Oxford toe cap style shoe. Laxford is available in Black calf and Mahogany burnished calf leathers. Laxford features veg tanned linings.
Goodyear Welted Leather Soles
Fully Leather Lined
Veg Tanned Linings
Last River / F fitting
You can check them out here https://www.loake.co.uk/laxford.html
Hinton Rating 8.8/10
3. Adlington brown Chelsea boot - H by Hudson - £70.00
A versatile, supple and ultra-soft leather Chelsea boot that’s perfect for transitioning into the colder months. Featuring a deep brown colour, heel tab and contrasting elasticated sides, they’ll look great with a pair of rolled up jeans and a shirt and t-shirt combo for a stylish, everyday look.
Lining: Tan PU
You can check them out here
Hinton rating 9/10
2 . International Weymouth - Churches £380.00
The Weymouth in Nevada calf is a half Oxford brogue made on a new elongated last and constructed with the world-renowned Goodyear method. The leather is selected meticulously, using only the flawless parts of the hide for each shoe. During the finishing process, we apply our exclusive waxes by hand, gradually building up unique shades that enhance the natural beauty of the leather. The new half rubber diamond sole adds comfort and grip to the overall look of the shoe. Each shoe is finished and polished with utmost care. Its details are written by hand inside the upper in a special calligraphy style, making each pair truly one of a kind.
You can check it out here http://www.church-footwear.com
Hinton rating 9.5/10
1. Paulinho - Dune London - £100.00
For us here at Hinton there was only ever going to be 1 number one. The Classic Loafer.
Update your wardrobe with the stylish Paulinho loafer from Dune. Designed with a chisel toe and accented with a sleek horse-bit detail. It's finished with a suede-effect texture and a rubber sole.
Finished in a tan leather material
Check it out here https://www.dunelondon.com
Hinton Rating 10/10