British heritage brand Barker backs brogues and chukka boots for spring 11, alongside stamped leather and suede uppers as the key finishes. It offers burnished leather toe-caps on chukka boots and bright suede all-over finishes on lightweight lace-ups. City brogues come in tan and black high-shine leathers, while soft suede moccasins are also on offer.
Prices: £72 to £84
Contact: 01604 810387
There are two major themes for spring 11 at French footwear and clothing brand Aigle.
The first is firmly in keeping with its nautical heritage, with boat shoes a crucial look for the season. The second is a safari-inspired theme, with the 160-year-old brand serving up a range of soft leather ankle boots as well as suede shoes in a palette of natural beige and grey.
Prices: £40 to £85
Contact: 01488 649170
Levi’s is maintaining prices for spring 11 and is keen to keep consistency between its footwear offer and its denim range. The brand’s red tab logo is sewn into the seams of sandals and desert boots while other parts of the collection integrate denim as a fabrication detail. The brand also backs bright suede shoes in shades such as purple and blue.
Prices: £36 to £66
Contact: 020 7602 0288
One True Saxon
One True Saxon uses stitching and contrast colours to liven up its spring 11 collection. Suede shoes come with rubber soles and leather and canvas are served up together to add interest to uppers. The Pentland-owned brand also introduces vulcanised pumps for the first time in a palette of black, white and grey in both leather and canvas.
Prices: £11.35 to £38.50
Contact: 020 8970 2316
Trend-led pieces from Base London for spring 11 include a crinkle leather dress shoe and, picking up on the nautical theme, boat shoes in washed-out, coloured leathers including a baby pink style, all of which add a directional edge to the collection. Lightweight chukka boots with suede and leather-mix uppers also feature.
Prices: £25 to £40
Contact: 020 8532 0000
Two key lasts are backed by Boxfresh this season: the mid-height, ankle-length dunk boot and a low-profile, sneaker-style trainer. The brand employs bright, pop-coloured nylon
and muted suede as the two key fabrications and looks to contrast-coloured laces and brightly coloured branding tabs to add interest. A palette of brown and grey features strongly.
Prices: £10 to £32
Contact: 020 8371 7520