Investing in a pair of Goodyear welted shoes is a decision not to be taken slightly as there are several aspects to consider including the shoe style, colour, sole type, fitting and size. While some shoe designs are seen as being occasional styles worn for events the men’s Oxford toe cap is one of the safest bets you can make on your feet.
After the men’s Oxford shoe the Derby is one of the most popular styles across the Barker range including the BarkerTech, Country and Creative collections. Whether they are referred to as a Derby, Gibson or Blucher shoe, this style is characterised by an open lacing system and fits a large variety of foot shapes.
A timeless Barker Goodyear welted men’s shoe (Made In England) will be in the colour black, no matter the style as it’s a staple that stands proudly in every gentleman’s wardrobe. Alongside other menswear icons including the classic white shirt, a pair of denim jeans and the white sneaker is the formal dress shoe, ready to be called upon no matter the event or occasion.
Slip on styles are fitting for all seasons in particular the Spring / Summer months due to their versatility at home, in the office or on holiday. The men’s loafer is a timeless classic that is as popular within the Barker collection today as it was many years ago it isn’t a surprise considering the loafer’s history.