The Jil Sander Memphis 999 Derby Shoe Updates a Classic Footwear Staple

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jun 13, 2011 • References: oki-ni & hypebeast
Classic brogues aren't often updated to match today's 80s-inspired, neon-loving fashion preferences, but the Jil Sander Memphis 999 Derby Shoe does so in a way that's guaranteed to grab attention. Above the sole, this shoe is just like any other classic derby shoe, boasting a rounded toe, all-black patent leather construction and thin laces. The neon pink sole, however, is what sets this shoe apart from any other on the market.

While most men would shy away from wearing fluorescent footwear, the Jil Sander Memphis 999 Derby Shoe has just enough panache for a well-dressed man to pull it off. Unfortunately, that neon sole will cost you -- the dress shoe is priced at $816, which is high enough to discourage men on a budget from buying into this color-popping accessory. Stats for Neon Brogues Trending: Older & Average
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