Elegant and versatile. Their open structure makes them comfortable to wear and suitable for high insteps as the distance between the quarters can be precisely regulated.
This may have the structure of a Blucher or an Oxford. The quarters elongate to embrace the ankle and offer stability and extra protection against the weather.
Essentially a Blucher that closes with a buckle or two. Its name refers to the shoes worn by monks.
The quintessential dress shoe. Closed structure with sewn tongue, this design already existed in the eighteenth century.
The vamp is sewn to the body of the shoe, which forms one piece with the sole. Lighter and more flexible than shoes with laces.