Oxford shoes originated in Scotland and Ireland. Made from strong and durable leather, these shoes usually had enclosed lacing and sat just below the ankle. When Oxford shoes were first made they were very plain with little or no decoration. Today you can find Oxford shoes made from a variety of materials such as leather, suede and synthetics and in a variety of styles – both in men’s and women’s shoes. While Oxford shoes are typically classified as dress shoes, they are available in less formal styles, and can be worn with jeans or casual slacks and skirts.
There are five types of Oxford shoes available for men; Kilties, Saddle, Wingtip, Open Laced and Closed Laced. Kiltie Oxfords are usually rather ornate in design. They slip on to the foot with ease and usually have a tassel attached to the tongue of the shoe. Kilties look great with nice shorts, dress pants. Saddle Oxfords are easy to pick out; they have a piece of leather, in the shape of a saddle, sewn on to the front of the shoe. Often, this piece of leather is a different color than the rest of the shoe. One of the more popular types of Oxford shoes are the Wingtips. These are definitely a great choice for men who are looking for stylish business shoes. Wingtip Oxfords feature an extra piece of leather sewn onto the toe and front of the shoe in a shape that resembles wings.
Open Laced Oxfords appear as though they are made from three pieces of leather – one on each side and one down the middle, whereas Closed Laced Oxfords, sometimes referred to as Balmorals, appear as though they are made from one piece of leather.
Military-combat styles are heel-less boots that are more fitted around your foot and can be worn with laces tied up or laces untied. Laces up gives that popular punk style look, while laces untied leaves you with that disheveled grunge look.
Motorcycle (biker) boots, on the other hand, are less fitted around the ankle, usually don’t have laces and often come adorned with zippers, studs or buckles. Biker boots have a more tamed look than the combat style boots, but they too give you that desired punk grunge look that’s popular for the Fall-Winter 2014 seasons.
Maybe you feel like military boots one day and motorcycle boots the next. You can’t go wrong with either choice. Both style shoes are a part of the Fall and Winter fashion trends and both look fantastic with skinny jeans, leggins, skirts and dresses. Check out all our boot and shoe styles at Houser Shoes!
Sometimes shopping for comfortable shoes can be confusing and overwhelming because there are so many different brands and styles to choose from. Also, it’s very common for women to find a pair of shoes that feel great in a store, but don’t feel so comfi after a full day’s wear. Bernie Mev’s are different. These shoes are incredibly light weight and feel like you are walking on air. Bernie’s are handmade with an elasticized woven material that conforms to your foot. They have a flexible memory-foam bottom that provide support and traction control.
Bernie’s have a very different look than most casual comfi shoes and many women are hesitant to try them on. Don’t shy away from these great shoes. Once you get a pair on your feet, you’ll love them. Try one of the many different styles that Bernie Mev has to offer like flats, wedges, peep-toes, Mary Jane styles and platforms. They also come in a variety of colors with a super cute bright multi-colored flat shoe that will go with so many outfits. Silver, black, brown, red and bronze colors are also available.
Cowboy boots are never a passing trend and they will be in the spotlight again this Fall and Winter. Every girl wants to find that perfect vintage looking cowboy boot and Houser Shoes is here to help. There are several brands that stand out in the world of western style boots like Corral, Ariat, and Old West . Each of these brands have fully embraced the distressed leather look and worn-in style of vintage boots. They also make themselves unique in their look by adding detailed embroidery, decorative studs and splashes of fun colors like turquoise, red, green,orange and more. These boots come in square toe, pointed snip toes, wing tip, knee high and calf high styles. The different colors and styles of cowboy boots make them versatile and you can throw them on with anything. They are perfect with jeans, leggins, skirts, shorts and dresses.
Latest Fall fashion trends—FLATS! Check out these Lucky Brand flats and well as the many other brands Houser Shoes has to offer
Flats, One of the Greatest Fall Fashion Trends
Women used to think high heels transformed themselves into sexy and sleek looking grown-ups, but today women are turning away from high heels and seeking cute inexpensive flats to complete that same grown-up look.
Heels give a woman that extra boost in height and lengthen their legs, but heels are no longer the practical shoes to wear. Designers everywhere are creating their own versions of fun, exciting and discounted flats, making it easy for women to find a pair to match their needs and make them feel cute and sexy while still looking professional and trendy.
So women, save your high heels for those “special occasions” and enjoy wearing comfy flats while the trend is hot. Just like every other trend, flats will eventually fade away, but for now, FLATS ARE IN!!