Why your feet should be hairy like a Hob­bit’s this win­ter.

Esquire (Singapore) - - Contents -

For fur sake.

In 2015, kan­ga­roo-fur-lined, back­less ver­sions of Gucci’s snaf­fle loafers de­buted in a run­way col­lec­tion by Creative Di­rec­tor Alessan­dro Michele. The fashion crowd went wild for them and the rest is his­tory. Though fur-lined footwear has been worn as far back as at least 500BC (sheep­skin boots were found on a mummy un­earthed in China), for Fall/Win­ter’17 it’s as much about hav­ing fur, shear­ling, fluff or pelt de­tail­ing on the out­side of your shoes as it is hav­ing it on the in­side.

From left Black leather and brown kan­ga­roo fur slip­per, SGD1,280*, by Gucci Dark grey suede and blue shear­ling loafer, SGD985*, by Tod’s Black leather and brown fur loafer, SGD1,361*, by Prada Black leather and yel­low/black/red shear­ling slide,...

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