We Need To Talk About... Driving Shoes
This new trend has Look on the fence. What’s your verdict?
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
Moda In Pelle 69.50
Marks & Spencer 21