Footwear Fashions For The Coming Year

From a quick glance at the catwalks, it would seem that womens footwear is increasingly adopting styles that were traditionally considered the exclusive preserve of the male sex, such as worker boots and Oxford brogues. So what can men wear now?

In 2010, it looks like there are going to be two narrow toe shapes dominating male footwear fashion, namely apron toes and bicycle toes. Apron toes have a seam that goes up the side, across the front, and down the other side, and as their name would suggest, this makes an apron like shape.

A shoe featuring a bicycle toe has two seams running down both sides of the front of the shoe, running down to the sole at the front of the shoe. These are expected to be very big in 2010.

Generally speaking, apron toes tend to make your feet look smaller, whereas bicycle toes tend to make your feet look bigger, so if you have big feet, you might want to look for an apron toe, but if you have smaller feet, then a bicycle toe might be the thing.

Post war travel has been the overriding theme of the 2010 catwalk, and this reflected in a lot of the shoe designs currently doing the rounds in the more fashionable shoe shops.

One shoe that encapsulates all the drama and adventure of the post war travel aesthetic is the espadrille, which is basically a lightweight shoe with a rope sole and a canvas top. Originally intended for hillwalking in the Pyrenees, these breathable and stylish shoes are expected to be a big hit this summer.

If you want a shoe to go with this seasons tailored suits, then you might want to get hold of a pair of patent leather shoes. These shiny marvels look great in black, but can also look striking with a coloured or metallic finish.

The tennis shoe fits perfectly with the seasons travel theme and their classic design means that they match a range of classic outfits too. Wear them casually with rolled up jeans or chinos and look out for this seasons twist on the classic design – bold colours and gloss finishes.