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Put your right foot forward

This season, foot-fashion is set against a backdrop of nature. The corporate foot could sport loafers and moccasins taking off on natural tones.


Burnished brown lace-ups indicate high points in design this season.

MODERN DAY clothing has acquired a "mass produced'' uniformity. The way we enhance our uniform with the right kind of accessories is what distinguishes our personal style. Footwear adds personal style and versatility to any outfit.

He's a gentleman: Look at his boots writes George Bernard Shaw in Pygmalion. Hence, it holds great weight that you know more about this "telltale factor."

This winter, the relaxed spirit of dressing is symbolised by loafers. Skimpy, low vamp models are no longer `de rigueur'. This version is a misfit for the not so fitted contemporary clothing as opposed to the past. Opt for design ideas without tassels with square, roundel toe types. This season, foot-fashion is set against a backdrop of nature. The corporate foot could sport loafers and moccasins taking off on natural tones.

Rubber lug soles are in, so much so that the same could be sported with suits as well.


Side buckles are not a good number in foot fashion this season.

Monk-strap shoes with a side buckle are a disaster. The half boot or the chelsea boot is seen with everything from casual trousers to pinstriped suits. This winter sees a celebration of sandals with a natural, neat, smooth, non-gloss face.

By virtue of technology, passionate styling of today, suede does not hold a premium rank. Waterproof leather types with cube heels, stain resistant and non-shine coated nylon faces are in.

The cap toed black leather brogue still prevails as the most adaptable shoe. You can put this foot forward to a wedding, to a nightclub and even to a board meeting. Plain cap toe could be stark. Opt for versions with a band of perforations at the toe and heel area. Sturdy pair of black leather lace ups appears on fashion charts once again.


Move the earth under your feet with vibram soles.

Sports shoes have always been a temptation since the dawn of technology in shoe design. Keep your feet warm in trainers with a design similar to that of a slip on.

The wintry colourama is indicative of furnished browns, the all time classic ebony, moss green, tarnished ash and camel. Surface design reflects a neat "eco-look." Answer to a question that has crossed your mind a several times. Yes, you can wear brown shoes with dark suits. Dark brown, well cared for and burnished with age looks perfectly respectable with most suits. Team black with grey and blue suits. Avoid the tendency of trying black on sieges.


Design pointers indicate square-roundal toes with an outgrowing sole.

Leather when back home should be polished well. New shoes are most prone to scuffs and scratches. Leather shoes should not be worn on consecutive days, since the shoes need time to dry between wearings. They need a day to breathe.

Knowing what you need before you need is a major victory in life. So, feel victorious and pamper your feet. Put the right foot forward.

ANUPREET BHALLA

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