The 11 Craziest Shoes From London Collections Men
For me, one of the best and most important parts about sitting in one of the first few rows of a fashion show is the ability to see a runway look from head to toe to form a proper opinion. If you’re buried in the back, behind the heads of various other industry folk (or Samuel L. Jackson’s bright blue Kangol hat, as was my case at the Burberry show earlier today), there’s a likelihood you’re not able to see beyond waist length. This is a shame. I’ve found that the bottom half often reveals the most interesting—or at least most entertaining—parts of a runway look.
In my last few days at London Collections Men, I’ve seen everything from shiny red, patent leather block heels to ballet flats to various types of sandals with socks—all on men, mind you.
Some were expected, from designers such as Astrid Andersen, who’s known for his avant-garde edge, while others were a surprise, like from Coach, where the otherwise funky, skate-park inspired collection was slightly overshadowed by the appearance of fur shower slides and too busy hybrid-print high-top sneakers.
But check it out for yourself. Below: the 11 most, shall we say, “inspired” shoes from the runways of London.
1. Mr. Hare
3. Richard James
5. Todd Lynn
6. Astrid Andersen
7. Lee Roach
9. Margaret Howell
10. Christopher Ræburn
11. J.W. Anderson
Nic Screws is the style director at Bloomberg and will be reporting all month from the runways of Europe. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter, or e-mail her any of your fashion concerns or questions at email@example.com.