Men’s Fall ’11 Runway: Sole Search

Men’s designers are starting from the bottom this fall, updating oxfords and tasseled loafers with oversized soles, often with tractor treads and contrasting colors. Lace-up boots and vintage-inspired styles in burnished leathers showed their lasting power, while more dramatic toe shapes, pony hair and burgundy shades emerged as other key trends. Here, FN’s top picks from Milan and Paris.