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Three Fitting Dress Shoe Styles

Posted by Adrian on Mar 26, 2019 12:30:00 PM

With XL Feet, you always end up with the proper fitting shoe, but we also want to make sure you get the style you are looking for.  Many shoe styles are made from historic designs with modifications to make them more up to date. We want to introduce you to 3 designs you can find in our shop. 

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The Loafer 





Unpretentious slip-on shoe similar to the moccasin. The history of the loafer begins in Norway. Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger designed a new shoe modeled off of the moccasin he noticed Native American's wearing. He called the shoe the Aurland moccasin also known as the Aurland shoe.

Loafers are characterized by a sandle decoration made of plain stripes or a strap with a slit. Another characteristic of the loafer is a raised seam that runs along the toe.

Style loafers with a pair of cuffed jeans for a casual look or a nice suit in formal settings. Feel free to check out the above loafer, Propet Dixon, in our store. 


The Dress Boot


TheDressBootElegant and dapper are only a few words that come to mind when we look at the dress boot. This shoe style hails from the Victorian era, when there were few options for men's shoes. The shoe became a staple for formal day wear. 

A dress boot is an oxford shoe with a longer shaft. Some have laces, and some are like the Dunham James Wide Dress Boot above. 

The dress boot compliments a suit, but can also be worn with a semi-formal look. 


The Oxford


The Oxford shoe is smart and sophisticated. This dress shoe basic but beautifully designed. In the 1800s these shoes became a favorite among Oxford University Students.

Characterized by closed lacing that creates a slim design, the oxford shoe is known for this style.

The simplicity of the shoe makes it everyday wear that often comes in many different shades. Pair with Bermuda shorts for a very chic preppy look. For business attire, the Florsheim Castellano Wingtip Oxford shoes fit the part. 

There are many more shoe styles but here are a few that we love. Thanks for being apart of the XL Community. 




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