They say that the true reflection of a man’s character are his shoes, but we say that shoes define more than just that.
Talk of men’s fashion and multiple things come to mind, from the fragrance they wear to the apparel each play its own role. That said, one thing that trumps the accessory list to really complete the look is footwear’s. No longer is it just a bare necessity or a means to an end. The evolution of footwear dates back to the evolution of mankind as we know it. And while we have seen the shift in prices and materials, faster went the graph when it came to style and attention on this particular subject. From multimillion sneakers to bespoke designer formals, the market is flooded with options when it comes to male footwear’s.
Where It All Began
Picture a time when footwear (both men or women) didn’t exist. Did you twitch? Yes, so did we. It is believed that the first pair of shoes was discovered in Mesopotamia, Circa somewhere between 1600 to 1200 BC. The people living of the mountains at the border or Iran made a make shift kind of footwear using leather that they wrapped around their feet to protect them. The proper discover of shoes, however, was done by the Egyptians who started making them around 1500 BC. The primary idea here was to protect the feet from sand, stones, heat etc while one is outdoors. Shaped like boats or sometimes like strappy sandals (available at brands like Dolce & Gabbana or Prada), people used all sorts of material to cover their feet ranging from animal hide, silk, leather to reed.
Shaped like boats or sometimes like strappy sandals (available at brands like Dolce & Gabbana or Prada), people used all sorts of material to cover their feet ranging from animal hide, silk, leather to reed.
Brands That Stand Apart
When it comes to perfectly fusing looks with craftsmanship, there are some brands that have mastered the art, as compared to others. While many are known for their own USP, whether its best in class raw material or killer designs, we bring to you a selection of names that has striked the perfect balance of both. Famous amongst celebrities and common man alike, some of the best brands include names like – Cheaney, known for their boots, loafers, derby shoes etc.
Then there is John Lobb, a luxury name when it comes to bespoke shoes, especially the leather options. If it’s a luxury range of sneakers you’re looking for then you can check out Y-3 (Designer Yohji Yamamoto of Japan) who recently collaborated with Adidas for a brand new range of signature street-style collection. A name no stranger to the fashion-conscious, Prada, is the brand to go for, for that perfect pair of formals that brings both aesthetics and comfort to your wardrobe.
Besides these, some of the premium international brands include names like – Bally, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, BALENCIAGA Â and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few; when it comes to the best in class sneakers, boots, formals, loafers or derbies.
A name no stranger to the fashion-conscious, Prada, is the brand to go for, for that perfect pair of formals that brings both aesthetics and comfort to your wardrobe.