Spring Preview: George Esquivel

Designer George Esquivel continues to put his twist on classic men’s shoes this spring. The Los Angeles-based shoemaker, who also offers women’s shoes, has created a broad range on the luxury end. Styles vary from the Gaston, in a dressy monk-strap boot (for $900) or laceup ($1,700), to the Davis, a youthful suede wingtip ($700). Additionally, the Bettis oxford retails for $1,500, while the Vanas II, a laceup with mixed leathers, sells for $850. Esquivel shoes are available on Zappos.com and Endless.com, as well as through independent retailers.