I favour the full country brogue that has a Goodyear welted sole in full leather and at least half an inch thick. (Brogues that have those thin, almost effeminate soles are a waste of time as far as I'm concerned. In addition while I'm have a rant, brogues should really be in various shades of brown and not black). The pair of brogues seen in the picture are actually a boot version.
I would have loved to wear them for the Tweed Run but I left them at work. I will explain. Having large feet (11ish) combined with a leather sole means that riding a Brompton in heavy London traffic can be scary stuff - leather soles don't provide the best grip. I therefore cycle to work in trainers and change into my shoes at work.
My office resembles Imelda Marcos wardrobe as I have lots of shoes ready to change in to.
Today however I decided to go home fully brogued up and didn't suffer too badly. The tweed jacket I wore to match the brogues was my own little homage to the Tweed Run yesterday. Normal service will of course resume tomorrow.
Agree with the thick sole requirement but as the brogue like shoes I have are for "good" I tend not to wear them when cycling as they are my footwear of choice when kilted.ReplyDelete