We Need To Talk About... Driv­ing Shoes

This new trend has Look on the fence. What’s your ver­dict?

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Con­sid­er­ing the style set dare to deck their feet in every­thing from furry slip­pers to fugly flat­forms, you prob­a­bly won’t be sur­prised to hear what they’re wear­ing now: driv­ing shoes. Yep, com­plete with dot­ted sole grips, even Suki Water­house has been sport­ing a pair of Tod’s iconic flat­ties. But not ev­ery­one in the Look of­fice is con­vinced. You’re about to hear what two of the team have to say on the mat­ter – but the real ques­tion is will you go there?

No Way! Fash­ion Stylist Lu­cie Clif­ford says:

when the topic of driv­ing shoes – loafers with weird tog­gly un­der­car­riages and no toe cleav­age what­so­ever – came up in the of­fice i had to voice my com­plete and ut­ter loathing for these shoes. they re­mind me of up­per-class grannies (or grand­pas for that mat­ter). don’t get me wrong, i’m not ageist or clas­sist, but there’s some­thing of­fen­sive about the com­fort lev­els these shoes pro­vide. are they stylish? no. will they pre­vent car crashes, as op­posed to peo­ple like me who wear block heels that slip away at the clutch? prob­a­bly. but as far as i’m con­cerned, com­fort can never re­place style.

Yes! Se­nior Pic­ture Re­searcher Vic­to­ria Adeg­boyega says:

My love af­fair with loafers be­gan with gucci and its gold leather num­bers that cas­caded down the aw16 cat­walk. i snapped up a pair of metal­lic dupes as quick as i could on the high street, only to be left se­ri­ously dis­ap­pointed when i re­alised my size seven trot­ters weren’t made for loafers (at least not with­out be­ing sub­ject to a world of pain). so you’ll ap­pre­ci­ate my ex­cite­ment at the fact that driv­ing shoes are of­fi­cially a thing. this is footwear you can wear all day with­out hav­ing to do a lunchtime Com­peed run. so i’m say­ing good­bye to loafers and wel­com­ing driv­ing shoes with open, umm, feet. sorry.

Kate Bos­worth shoes, £260, Tod’s

Suki Water­house

Mata­lan 30

Moda In Pelle 69.50

Marks & Spencer 21

Bo­den 69.50

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