Health and wellness brand MBT’s new workwear-oriented collection features smart formal uppers in polished chestnut brown and black leathers. Styles employ burnished toe-cap and brogue detailing, while men’s ankle boots with zips or elasticated panels are also new.
Prices £73 to £146
Contact 020 7684 4664
Creased and ruched leather is the underlying trend at German brand Rieker, which has added its breathable and waterproof shoe linings to more styles. To keep prices down, synthetic materials and artificial leathers are used to make up parts of the uppers. Red, brown, black and grey are the key colours.
Prices £22 to £42
Contact 01858 414141
Patent is still important to Gabor’s UK customers, as is brogue detailing. Patent toe caps contrast with animal skins and prints including snakeskin and crocodile on shoes. Hints of the stud trend are seen as trims. Red is increasingly viewed as a core colour, with a smoky grey/brown acting as a feature shade.
Prices £21 to £68
Contact 01642 677222
Comfort remains at the forefront of German brand Marc’s handwriting for autumn 10 but a strong colour palette of plum, steel grey and chestnut brown catches the eye, as
do trend-led details such as delicate studs, sheepskin trims and large buttons as statement fastenings.
Prices £34 to £63
Contact 01603 787100
Anatomic & Co
Anatomic & Co’s new sole made of rubber gel with EVA is designed to increase the flexibility of its footwear. Styles come in suede and nubuck, although full grain soft leathers still make up the core of the offer in tan, caramel and black. Leathers are rubbed by hand and some styles come with sheepskin linings.
Prices £37 to £47
Contact 0844 800 2370
The standout styles at Josef Seibel are a patent-heeled pump and a feminine demi-wedge. Walking-style boots with leather and suede contrast panels feature for both men and women. Ethical sub-brand The Spirit
of Nature uses CFC-free and lead-free polyurethane in its autumn 10 range.
Prices £24 to £51
Contact 01603 307860