No, we’re not describing the great American pigskin, but this season’s favorite must-have shoe style. The iconic double monk strap is the latest incarnation of the menswear-inspired trend sweeping women’s contemporary fashion.
Some centuries ago, rumor suggests, the style was born of a pragmatic alternative to open-toed sandals. Offering full foot protection and ease of wear, the monk strap has become a staple in both the Dandy’s wardrobe, as well as in that of many fashion followers.
Several iterations of this smart shoe style can currently be found gracing our own shelves. Gentle Souls, Hispanitas, Miista, and Sam Edelman have all published a modern take on the monk strap, and with it, a unique interpretation.
The patent leather bootie style by Gentle Souls offers the comfort of the brand’s flax seed memory foam footbed, and supple leather lining. Available to be admired in both classic black and beautiful burgundy, the difficult decision will rest in choosing which colour to claim.
If added height is the mission, the Hispanita heeled variation showcases elegance and refinement. Gold buckle details and an extended almond toe enable this look to effortlessly transition from day to night. A Spanish company, Hispanita mediates European flair and North American functionality.
For those looking to make a statement, Hackney-born brand Miista, screams East London edge. A smoky patent finish ensures this statement shoe will be noticed in our Victoria streets and beyond.
And last but not least, the Sam Edelman addition serves as a subtle showcase of finery. Matte black leather, simple gold buckles, and a flat sole works well with denim, tights, and everything between.
So whether it’s a heel, a flat, in burgandy, or black - the intelligent double monk-strap shoe can be found at Footloose Shoes. Visit us soon, and visit us often. We love nothing more than to see how this Fall’s coveted scene stealer translates to our clientele!
Carey brings The Soprano Family back to center stage on an impressive note. This is a beautifully crafted mary-jane that creates a perfect melody of soft, pebbled Portuguese leather, a rubber sole, and a 3" heel. With The Careys on your feet, a chorus of appreciation will be carried with you both, wherever you wander.
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