By Jonathan Bender
Updated versions of classic men’s footwear are bringing about futuristic innovation with bold colors, mixed prints and shoelaces that can make those old pair of boots look brand new without the spit and shine. Here are a few options that will make your foot-popping kiss fashion-forward.
Mark McNairy Brogue Boot: Mark McNairy’s collaboration with Standard Atlanta is definitely one for the books. In three different boot styles, you’re given variations of hunter green, red and navy wool. Perfect for mixing and matching with your groomsmen, these are sure to be a hot ticket this spring and amp up a wedding look without any extra effort. Think Boardwalk Empire with a hint of downtown hipster. Available at Standard Atlanta for $485.
Thom Browne Grey Wingtip Brogue with Micro Sole: Perfect for a spring wedding, Thom Browne’s eccentric patriotism is best shown through these early 20th century updates. Also available in white (if you’re marrying on the Fourth of July, these are sure to match those fireworks), the red, white and blue scheme leaves plenty of room to accessorize accordingly. Gay republicans, these are begging for your attention. Available at Oki-Ni.com for $1,000.
Mr. Hare Men’s Sir Cox Shoe: Also available in grey, the Mr. Hare Men’s Sir Cox has an ‘80s surfer vibe about it that can be worn sockless for a beach wedding or spiced up with the right pair of socks. Available at Oki-Ni.com for $624.
Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips: A classically designed brogue updated with the lightweight Lunarlon outsole (thanks to Nike’s technology for extra comfort), you can be your own version of Runaway Bride just in case you get the jitters. I kid! With an updated version of timeless aesthetic, these are the shoes for the man planning on invading the dance-floor. Available at Cole Haan for $248.
Stolen Riches Colored Shoelaces: Give your wedding brogues a subtle color pop with Stolen Riches’ line of colored shoelaces. Pick and choose the color based on your scheme or personality, either way you’ll have people asking where you got your “new” kicks. Available at StolenRiches.com for $14.50.