If, like me, you went to a school that required a uniform, you know all too well the plight of being forced into dress shoes at a young age.
“How am I supposed to play basketball at recess in these?” your pubescent self would wonder while glumly sliding on a pair of plasticky leather cap-toes. “How am I supposed to look cool in front of the girls?”
The answer, of course, was by sneakily wearing a pair of non-approved footwear: all-black Air Force 1s, perhaps, or those skate shoes everyone had that looked like Wallabees.
Well, consider these oxfords from Red Wing Heritage the grown-man version of those defiant sartorial choices: they’ve got the refined, respectable look you need for the office, with the construction and pedigree of an American-built work boot under the hood.
Crafted from hefty, top-quality hides with full leather insoles, Goodyear welt construction and steel shanks, they’ll keep you looking polished while remaining far more comfortable and durable than their more standard dressy counterparts.
13-year-old you would be proud.