Church’s is a heritage British brand through and through. From the designs and manufacturing processes that are rooted in tradition through to the purpose of the footwear. Take the Church’s Country selection, for example. This category of Church’s shoes is intended to be taken to the countryside for a bracing walk in the rolling hills.
Rugged yet refined boots and derby shoes combine traditional brogueing and chunky, storm-welted commando soles for a country-ready shoe with contemporary appeal. Church’s top-class leather uppers sit atop chunkier soles than we’re used to and it brings a renewed sense of style to the designs. In keeping with the bold boots that we see populating luxury fashion right now, the Church’s Country edit proves that British heritage can do it all.
With less-than-ideal weather approaching, the Church’s Country edit comes into its own for urban use, too. So, in time for the clouds, we’ve rounded up our top picks from the collection.
Sure, loafers probably wouldn’t be your first choice when you’re venturing into the muddy wild, but if you’re running errands in the city they’re a prime candidate.
In case you didn’t know, broguing was originally designed to act as drainage from leather shoes. Brogues, although seen as a formal fixture now, used to be used for running through bogs. We say bring that back.
Exemplifying Church’s ability to create footwear that is functionally sound yet also highly stylish is the Coalport 2. Smooth leather uppers work with a rugged commando sole for an all-terrain edge.
Modeled after the mountaineering boots of the early 20th century, Edelweiss is an anomaly in Church’s refined collection. These boots are rugged in all the right ways.
There’s no reason why a pair of brogued boots like the Mc Farlane Lw won’t last your whole life (and a bit longer).
Primed black leather uppers would, admittedly, be hard to watch sinking into a muddy puddle. Luckily, because of the quality, you’d be able to wipe them off and do it all again.
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