FashionBeans Picks: The Must-Own Styles From Mr Porters Shoe Portal
You know Mr Porter as your one-stop shop for everything from suits to sweats. But now your feet are covered too. The luxury e-tailers recently expanded shoe portal offers hundreds of styles curated from the worlds best designers, ranging from formal lace-ups to rugged boots and space-age trainers.
Weve rooted through the roster to pluck out our favourites, ensuring theres something to suit any style. Step in.
Bass Weejuns Logan Penny Loafer
The preppy staple is a true utility shoe, sitting happily beneath pinrolled denim, tapered chinos and even your summer suit (ideally, without socks).
This exclusive take on the iconic silhouette is handcrafted from luxurious leather and will cap any outfit, in any season.
Bass Weejuns Logan Penny Loafer, priced £295.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Francy Distressed Sneakers
Some sneakerheads have hot flushes at the idea of getting their trainers grubby. So theyd come out in hives knowing the guys at Golden Goose Deluxe Brand deliberately soiled theirs in the factory, adding months of wear by hand to ensure that each pair is unique.
At least you dont have to stress a wet forecast.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Francy Distressed Sneakers, priced £255.
Grenson Fred Grained Leather Brogue Boots
The worsening weather signals its time to switch your office lace-ups for something sturdier.
Grensons boots combine traditional brogue detailing with a puddle-beating commando sole, for something that will get you to the office in Biblical conditions without you needing to switch to a formal shoe when you hit your desk.
Grenson Fred Grained Leather Brogue Boots, priced £220.
Churchs London Leather Oxford Brogues
Proper Oxfords are a must-own, but if youre only in a suit occasionally, they dont often get a run out.
The brogue detailing on this pair, from English shoemaker Churchs, dials down the formality a touch, so you can wear them with dark chinos as well as tailoring. Just avoid the temptation to pair them with your denim.
Churchs London Leather Oxford Brogues, priced £295.
Nike x Acronym Lunar Force 1 Leather Sneakers
For its take on Nikes Lunar Force 1, German outerwear brand Acronym reached into the utility cupboard for some of its signature detailing, including a YKK zip that runs the length of the tongue and durable Vac Tech reinforced heels.
Theyre a statement, so youre best keeping the rest of your outfit muted. But if the orange is still too much, theres a black-and-white colourway too.
Nike x Acronym Lunar Force 1 Leather Sneakers, priced £165.
Mark McNairy Contrast-Sole Suede Derby Shoes
As Elvis knew, blue suede shoes are a wardrobe staple. Thats thanks to their versatility.
In a Derby shape theyre formal enough to offer tailoring a rock n roll flourish, but casual enough for off-duty pairings with denim or chinos. Just make sure to keep a can of suede protector handy, and dont let anybody step on them. Uh-huh-huh.
Mark McNairy Contrast-Sole Suede Derby Shoes, priced £230.
Converse Jack Purcell Canvas Sneakers
You dont mess with a classic. Its the most unassuming of shoes, which is why Converses 80-year-old Jack Purcell sits as comfortably with chinos on the Riviera as skinny black denim and a microphone stand.
Wed advise buying double; a pristine pair for your tailoring, and your beat-em-up Purcells for the weekend.
Converse Jack Purcell Canvas Sneakers, priced £50.
Santoni Leather Monk-Strap Shoes
The monk-straps ubiquity has faded since the heady #menswear days, but a quality pair still offers an alternative to your everyday dress shoes.
Santonis are handmade in Italy and Goodyear-welted so theyre endlessly repairable, with a deep brown colouring that matches everything in your wardrobe.
An investment, yes. But one that will pay off for decades.
Santoni Leather Monk-Strap Shoes, priced £565.
Heschung Genet Suede Chukka Boots
The perfect transitional shoe, suede is breathable so prevents your feet overheating if youre more pessimistic than the forecast, but the double-stitched midsoles are waterproof, just in case youre right.
The grey-green upper is bang on-trend, but subtle enough not to date. Think of these as your new everyday shoe.
Heschung Genet Suede Chukka Boots, priced £295.
Filling Pieces Quilted Leather Sneakers
A pair of crisp white trainers are as integral to the modern mans wardrobe as Oxfords, but its tough to find something thats both minimalist and unique.
These leather sneakers, from Amsterdams Filling Pieces, are handcrafted in Portugal using quilted leather, ensuring they stand out in the right way.
Filling Pieces Quilted Leather Sneakers, priced £155.