I think the reason I hate flat, lace-up brogues so much is because they’re just so darn sensible. I am not a “sensible shoes” kind of girl. AT ALL. And basically, any kind of shoe that can be described as “sturdy” makes me think of old ladies with blue-rinse perms and tweed skirts, heading out for a “nice scone” in the village. Because where I come from, that’s exactly the kind of person who wears them. (And nothing wrong with that, I might add. It’s just not the look I tend to aim for.)
But, much to my horror, the lace-up brogue is back in fashion, and I must give Dorothy Perkins some credit for trying their best to get away from the “blue rinse” image these shoes normally conjure up for me. By making these shoes in bright red, and giving them a pointed toes, for instance, they’ve tried not to make these shoes look “sensible”. They are probably not “sturdy”. I doubt anyone would wear them to go and eat scones.
But I still hate them. And I still can’t WAIT for this trend to die.
If you’re loving them, though, they’re also available in black and grey and are £28 from Dorothy Perkins.