Interesting shoes for men.
April 5, 2005 4:09 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for interesting and unusual shoes (male.)

I can't find what I want in the high street so am looking for some sites selling interesting or unusual shoes for men. I like smart/casual boots or shoes rather than trainers or sneakers. I prefer footwear that can be worn during the day casually and will also work as part of a smarter outfit. When I say unusual I don't want anything too outlandish, I like interesting stitching, seams, cuts and fabric - different takes on classic shoe designs.

I am aware of and, but beyond that google is a depressing maze of resellers and the wrong stuff.

Any good quality retailers and designers are welcomed, price is unimportant (I like inspiration too!) but shipment to the UK is a must.

I'm trying not to be too picky and would really just like everyone to chip in with sites where they get their shoes. I have no hard and fast rules and may see something I like somewhere I might not expect to see it....thanks in advance.
posted by fire&wings to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I would highly recommend you check out Giraudon.
posted by Specklet at 4:29 PM on April 5, 2005

Try: Tsubo or Medium. They are both comfortable, stylish and unique but not outlandish. The Tsubos in particular look far more interesting in person - their materials are much more tacticle.
posted by fionab at 4:36 PM on April 5, 2005

Best answer: Cydwoq.
posted by dobbs at 4:46 PM on April 5, 2005

does that medium site have anything other than a flash front?
posted by andrew cooke at 4:58 PM on April 5, 2005

oh. i had to re-run the thing.
posted by andrew cooke at 4:59 PM on April 5, 2005

You're looking for creepers.
posted by boo_radley at 5:21 PM on April 5, 2005

Aldo? Zappos also has a huge selection.
posted by rfordh at 6:21 PM on April 5, 2005


Click on left-hand menu bar for men's shoes.
posted by seawallrunner at 6:28 PM on April 5, 2005

Best answer: zappos is probably my favorite internet retailer on the planet. They do 2 day shipping all the time for free (even thought it says it's expiring in like 3 days, it's always expiring in 3 days). They also make returns as easy as it could possibly be. Just go to the website and print off a return lable, paste it on the box and drop it off at fedex. Great selection of shoes there. I've bought fluevog's, campers, and doc martens from them in the past.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 8:22 PM on April 5, 2005

these rockports may not be as hip or as dressy as you'd like, but they're ludicrously comfortable if you do a lot of walking.
grip kinda sucks which you can tell just by looking at the tread...probably no worse than the tsubo ones though.
posted by juv3nal at 8:38 PM on April 5, 2005

I second the Fluevogs. I have three pairs and love them all. They wear very well.
posted by painquale at 8:57 PM on April 5, 2005

I love Caterpillar shoes. I got some similar to these last time I was in London and wore them forever. They are super comfortable and extremely durable, plus they look cool.

I have owned some of their work boots too, also comfortable and durable.
posted by jonah at 10:25 PM on April 5, 2005

Thirding Fluevogs here.
posted by safetyfork at 5:54 AM on April 6, 2005

I love Fluevogs too, however, I've found the soles of all three pairs came off far too easily after a minimal amount of wear but that may be because I'm going to hell.
posted by KathyK at 6:17 AM on April 6, 2005

I had the same problem KathyK! But I loved them so much I just got them resoled....
posted by mrs.pants at 7:56 AM on April 6, 2005

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