Urban Style: Men’s Shoes For Spring 2016

From laceups to loafers, staple men’s styles are tastefully reworked for spring ’16.

While the spring runways featured plenty of fresh experimentation in menswear—running the gamut from shearling-tongue sneakers to crisscross fabric sandals—dressier styles were a large focus for high-end men’s brands.

Labels like Christian Louboutin and Etro embraced a laceless message, a prevalent trend in men’s dress shoes. Etro made us of woven leather for a slip-on-and-go style, while Louboutin’s plaid cap-toe is perfectly suitable for evening.

Urban Men's Shoes
Common Projects leather Derby laceups. Lacoste pants, Thaddeus O’Neil shirt.
CREDIT: George Chinsee.

Chelsea boots were reworked in interesting leather treatments. Maison Margiela’s two-tone style, in patent and matte leather, is an eye-catching mixture. O’Keeffe’s burnished leather style is perhaps more appropriate for the classic gent.

The double monk received a subtle update as well. Louis Vuitton’s style with broguing detail proves categories are increasingly mixing—a wingtip double-monk brogue? Three shoes in one!—while Oliver Sweeney’s burnished leather offered a modern spin on a classic.

Other new interpretations included riffs on the penny loafer and lace-up Derby shoe.

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To read more of FN’s men’s coverage, see below:

Maison Margiela Men’s Spring 2016 Shoes

Men’s Trend: Laceless Dress Shoes

John Lobb’s Paula Gerbase On Modernizing The Brand

Mr. Hare Expanding Men’s Offering

Uri Minkoff Previews Men’s Spring ’16 Offering

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