The mantra in todays fashion world is to unearth the winners of the past and give them a modern twist. Were seeing a comeback of trends that were prevalent in the 60s and 70s, whether it is in clothes, hairstyles or even footwear. The most recent reappearance in footwear is that of brogue shoes.
Though brogue shoes for men never truly went out of fashion, they did go in hibernation for some time. But designers have rediscovered their evergreen style, and have brought it back on the ramp. Theres more variety and more designs than ever before, and this time, even women will be able to experience the uniqueness and class of this shoe.
Originally designed as a casual shoe for the menfolk in Ireland and Scotland, brogue boots were marketed as an inexpensive shoe to serve a purely functional purpose. The humble Irish workers adored the shoe due to their unique perforated front and tongue-less laces. These were so created so as to aid the workers in being comfortable on the damp bogs of the countryside where they worked. The holes helped drain out water from inside the shoes, if it filled in during the rainy season.