Originally hailing from Scotland and Ireland, the first ever brogues were constructed with practicality more than style in mind; made from untanned leather and featuring perforations to enable the easy draining of water. This cut out detailing is now appreciated from an aesthetic and stylistic perspective, though brogues still retain their British edge, and with it an often eccentric quality. Commonly found in one of four different "toe cap" and "closure" styles, these shoes have surpassed their original outdoor shoe status to become beautiful and essential pieces for both male and female 'smart' wardrobes. Never making you look as though you are trying too hard, the key to these shoes' success is their effortless class. Easily dressed up or taken down a notch, brogues are ideal for both wearing to work and to drinks in the evening for a perfect put together look!
Brogues - sharp style that is always on trend
For men, brogues represent a classic shoe that never goes out of style. Smart and timeless, these shoes have proved themselves over the years to be fantastically versatile. Often seen as the go-to lace-up work shoe when worn with a slim fitting suit, brogues can be transported in the realm of casual wear by teaming them with dark jean or chinos for a look that is sharp and self aware. For women, they offer an even wider sense of potential due to their status as a typically masculine shoe. They allow the female fashion devotee to experiment with the androgynous, feminine fabrics juxtaposed against the solid brogue form exuding boyish charm. Brogues for women can be worked in different ways to reflect a varying personality or mood, from the preppy and playful school girl to the sophisticated city woman who knows what she wants. For girls who want to flirt with the masculine vibe rather than embrace it fully there are heeled and wedged styles, while those wishing to gain respite from high heels have a huge array of traditional lace-up flats to choose from!
Find the perfect pair of brogues on zalando.co.uk
Often crafted from leather, brogues display the result of high quality craftsmanship through their embossing and cut out techniques. However their success season after season is thankful in part to the constant innovative reworking of textures and designs that never stray too far from the classic and popular shoe. Browse the selection of brogues for men and women on zalando.co.uk and pick out the pair that's perfect for your individual sense of style. This is a style of shoe that has stood the test of time and endured the vicissitudes of fluctuating fashion trends. There can no longer be any doubt - it's here to stay! Brogues at Zalando- just a few clicks away!
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