It may be hard to imagine Spring in this temperature, but Spring ’12 items start dropping next month, including these beautiful shoes (low and boots) from ONETrueSaxon.
Available in two silhouettes (Beckermann and Whithorn II), these brogues from British stalwarts ONETrueSaxon come in both a tradition low shoe and a more modern boot. Both different versions have been made in both premium suede and sturdy leather, giving a nice selection all round. Sat on top of a Goodyear welt, these shoes are incredibly well crafted and bring some very welcome new details to a classic brogue design.
The addition of little bits of Mercian taping show off the Brand’s British heritage with enough subtlety to keep the shoes respectable. A branded leather insole shows the brand’s crest and adds a level of comfort that you’d expect from a good brogue. The real addition that got me a little excited has to be the introduction of elastic either side of the tongue – something that I first saw in skate shoes back when I was a kid and thought was a genius addition. To see it now on brogues for some reason made me very happy.
What I like most about these shoes is that they’ve been given a very ONETrueSaxon twist and identity, but without going overboard and ruining the shoe. I’m all for bringing classic designs up to scratch with the modern age, but at some point you have to step away and leave it alone before you slaughter it. Finding that perfect balance is no easy task, but I feel that OneTrueSaxon have really hit the nail on the head with these shoes.
Both the Beckermann (low) and Whithorn II (Boot) will be available in all good ONETrueSaxon stockists from February with a very reasonable price tag of £135 / £155 respectively.
Photography: Alex Synamatix.