From Colorblocked Wingtips to Moccasin Bootie Pumps

 - Jul 20, 2012
These upscale oxford sneakers mimic classic looks that were first observed in Scotland and Ireland. The professional 'closed lacing' that distinguishes this brand of footwear is perfect for office and night time events, and this versatile quality has brought about its imitation on behalf of numerous brands.

Colorblocked wingtips and moccasin bootie pumps are all a part of the oxford appeal. Sometimes referred to as 'Balmorals' after the Queen's Scottish castle, the shoe is now a staple go-to for an array of leading fashion houses.

George Cox, Givenchy and Maison Martin Margiela have all offered varying takes on this look, and though different from one another, they all feature lace-up styles and a rounded toe. British sensibility is definitely key here, even in the presence of leapord prints and 5 inch pumps.