“...there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes... “ - Forrest Gump
Want to know what the gentlemen of instagram are wearing on their feet? These 6 accounts are well worth a follow. Posting regular shots of great footwear in action, these instagrammers will ensure you're well informed and well-heeled as seasons change and fresh new looks hit the pavements.
Instagrammer Justin FitzPatrick certainly likes shoes. In fact he has a whole account dedicated to his favourite pieces of gentlemen's footwear. With a smart vibe and elongated winkle-picker leanings, these are dapper shoes for more formal occasions, albeit with the odd cowboy boot hybrid thrown in. Handy for keeping apace with formal trends.
Mavericks may be trying to sell you their statement shoelaces, but they also do a damn fine job of cataloguing great footwear in sharp photos. If you're a connoisseur of a good sock-and-shoe combo, there is plenty of sartorial goodness for you to approve of here as well.
Awesome editorial shots of the latest footwear in an eclectic range of styles. This account is great for putting clodhoppers in context. After all, the shoes may maketh the man, but how you style your footwear can maketh all of the difference.
@menshoes does what it says on the tin. Seriously dapper gentlemen's footwear ranging from the everyday to the fashion forward, casual to sharp and formal. There's something for every man here, whether you're a brogue devotee or love a loafer. Good stuff.
This account is an absolute gem, searching high and low for the most interesting, cutting edge and just plain beautiful footwear for the well-shod gent. With no allegiance to a particular brand, this Instagram focusses on sharing the best looking bits of fashion-forward footwear and pulls it off in riotously eclectic style.
The Martial Stylist is something of a modern renaissance man. Martial arts, music, teaching and, yes, fashion. This guy posts regular looks, broken down into their component parts – including his ridiculous collection of shoes. A more casual vibe than the other accounts we've shared, but great for everyman dressing with a well-informed, stylish edge.
Don't forget our very own Base London Instagram account. Follow us for the latest Base London releases and all-round good stuff for dapper gents. Do you have an Instagram account worth following for great men's style? Tell us about it on the Base Facebook page.