How to wear men’s boots

There’s a comfortable Samuel Windsor boot for every occasion

There’s a comfortable boot for every occasion
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Would you wear boots to the office? Offering a sturdier option than traditional shoes, a pair of men’s leather boots combines style with practicality and can be every bit as smart as a pair of Oxfords or Derbys.

From country walks to collecting your OBE from the queen, there really is a boot for every occasion. Here’s our guide to the best of men’s boots and how to wear them.
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How to ‘lock lace’ a Derby shoe

A Derby shoe is defined by the vamp (lacing section) which opens wide on top of the shoe
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A Derby is a smart and versatile shoe with a lacing section that opens wide for ease of taking on and off. But did you know that the way you lace your Derbys can really help with comfort and fit?

If you have narrow heels that tend to slip, the ‘lock lace’ method was designed for you. Support your feet in the same way that long-distance runners prevent their heels rubbing as they move. A smart, criss-cross lacing pattern gives way to a clever ‘locking’ mechanism at the top. Ideal for slim feet, your shoes will feel snug and secure all day long.

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How to ‘gap lace’ a Derby shoe

Lace your shoes for maximum comfort
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A Derby is the most versatile shoe you can own, and it can be laced in a huge variety of ways to help you achieve the best comfort and fit. Need to relieve pressure on sensitive insteps? Want to increase ankle flexibility? The ‘gap lace’ pattern is the method for you.

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