As winter descends and you begin pairing up last year’s shoes, you need to ask yourself – are you really winter-ready? Your footwear choices during the colder months can have a huge impact on how comfortable you’ll be slogging to work in the rain, sleet and snow, so perhaps it’s time you looked at the contents of your wardrobe and decided if they’re really up to scratch this year. If not, here are the Autumn Winter 2017 shoes every man should own for the season ahead.

To boot

Winter boots may be an essential buy in winter, but they don’t have to be boring. The Robinsons’s Benjamin Harrison boots are eye-catching for all the right reasons. These brogue style boots for men are made using the highest quality leathers, and with the traditional brogue punched detailing on the toe, they’re a beautiful and practical addition to your footwear collection this season.

Of course, we have lots of inspiration from other men’s shoemakers fashionably tackling winter. For example, the new Dubarry Waterville ankle boots are the perfect way to protect your feet against the elements this winter, thanks to the breathable GORE-TEX® lining and water resistant DryFast-DrySoft™ leather. Bring it on, winter.

Another seasonal shift

There is a temptation to follow suit with the dark nights and black out your wardrobe during autumn and winter. Designers have bucked this trend in autumn 2017 and worked with multiple tones, so perhaps it’s time to embrace seasonal tones in your footwear too? Have you seen the Barker Kelmarsh brogues in gorgeous olive green leather for a subtle colour injection to your otherwise drab collection?

AW17, also sees a boost for the monk strap shoe. Barker have released the Fleet and Lancaster monk shoes. These strap shoes will add colour whether you are dressing up or down. Both shoes are available in dark or tan leathers, with the Fleet also available in suede. The range allows for a smooth office-to-office-party transition this festive season.

If you prefer a more traditional strap shoe, Robinson’s has the answer. Dublin, from Robinson’s Professional range, is an outstanding shoe. A monk strap design, its part leather part rubber heel keeps you firmly grounded. This luxury leather shoe is made using 100% English materials, and hand finished for a fantastic fit in all seasons.

Winter in Chelsea

Dubarry, synonymous with style, conjures images of durability and adventure. This season, the luxury leather brand has made the perfect all winter shoe. They have released a first, a GORE-TEX Chelsea boot, Kerry. On the inside the Chelsea boot is tripled lined for comfort and protection against the elements. On the outside its versatility means it can complement a suit or add a smart vibe to your casual wear.

Need some more autumn winter style inspiration? Why not pop into our showroom Carrickfergus, which showcases all the popular styles for the new season. Our staff can help you navigate the tricky winter season and prepare you for seasonal engagements. Our winter shoes selection will ensure you’re always covered, in style.