Spring is officially on its way out, and we’re getting ready to welcome the summer with open arms. It’s a time you can leave the formal clothes and shoes hanging in your wardrobe and embrace a more easy-going, casual style, and we love leaving the woolly jumpers and heavy suits of winter behind. We’re here to give you the lowdown on some of our customer’s favourite shoe styles for the summer to make your summer shoe choice that little bit easier.

Boat shoes: A firm favourite for summer weather, a boat shoe is casual and comfortable, but also stylish enough to make a great transitional shoe from day to night. A great alternative to sandals, boat shoes are best paired with chinos – or shorts if the weather is warm enough! Our customers love our brand new Dubarry Pacific; they are handmade from extra-light leather, and with three colours to choose from, you are spoilt for choice. They’ve also have a water-resistant finish – truly perfect if you’re planning on hitting the beach or the deck of a boat this summer. Our customers also love the Dubarry Corsica as a new take on the classic boat shoe. Available in navy suede, they’re a great addition to any summer shoe closet, and the versatile style can be easily paired with trousers, shorts and jeans alike.

Moccasins: A slightly more formal choice than the boat shoe, moccasins are perfect for those long summer days and nights. Great paired with a shirt and shorts, or jumper and trousers alike, the humble moccasin is the perfect way to dress up a summer evening wear outfit. The Barker Horatio is the perfect blend of smart and casual. They come in both tan and navy oiled calf leather, and both colours contrast beautifully with the white sole, giving these moccasins a truly modern twist. The durable leather of our shoes means you’ll be wearing them for many summers to come!

Loafers: Loafers have been making waves in the fashion world recently as one of the trendiest men’s shoes around. They look great in a casual or formal context, but a pair of leather loafers paired with rolled up jeans and a white shirt is a look that flatters everyone. They’re also great paired with a more formal trouser and shirt combination.  Our Barker Morgan loafers are a favourite among our customers. They are a beautiful blend of the classic and the modern, and we can guarantee they’ll bring a little class to any outfit they are paired with.

Whatever style you choose, you can rest assured that our handmade leather shoes will see you through the summer in style and comfort. We’ve got a wide range of men’s and women’s shoes, slippers and accessories, and with such a large range of items, we’re sure we have the right pair of shoes waiting just for you. Why not browse through our collections now?