Do your shoes have soul? A statement sole is a huge footwear trend for 2015. From splashes of unexpected colour to a chunkier base, gents shoes are developing a dash of personality from the bottom up this season.
Perfect for injecting just the right amount of personality into a workaday outfit, or showing off your quirkier side as part of a more formal look, statement soles are a fresh and fun way to brighten up your shoe style, without pushing the envelope too far.
Fun but not audacious, kooky by never twee, here are 5 shoes from the Base London collection with statement soles to help you get the look:
With a blue rubberised sole, set on our stylish Cambridge sole unit, comprised of contrasting bands, this modernised classic brogue doesn't shout about its style credentials. Instead it gives the statement sole look a refined nod, thanks to a great balance of traditional style with modern twists. From the subtle blue sole, to the decorative toe, this is a shoe which benefits from a little bit of everything, while standing firm on its traditional, beautifully made foundations.
For subtler souls who prefer a dose of nuance from their footwear, the Maudslay is a fine shoe. Crafted in single scotch grain leather, this quintessentially British shoe also features a suave triple elevation sole with an embossed underside reading: “We've sold you our sole...Now take us to heart”. Quirky and ridiculously charming, even if we do say so ourselves.
These bobby dazzlers are designed to impress, with suave toe cap detailing and waxy hi shine leather uppers. The sole of the Waltham is deceptively subtle but marvellously chic on closer inspection. Our formal rubber TR sole features perfect proportions and a hologram effect tread underneath – ideal for tripping the light fantastic.
Prefer your soles somewhat more subtle? Woburn's refined but exquisitely designed, chunky, studded rubber sole is noticeably thick set, with a flash of contrasting leather in the heel. This is a great shoe for channelling the statement sole trend without giving it your all. Plus this dapper, green polished brogue is one of our very best sellers this season. Get 'em while they're hot.
A spot on modern shoe, with more than a handful of vintage credentials. The Garrick is truly a shoe of the moment, featuring an on trend silhouette, combined with a contrast leather strip to line the shoe's sturdy yet stylish rubber wedge sole with saw grip tread.
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