We’re putting the top men’s shoe styles to the test to find the must-have footwear you need to carry you through the season…

The Derby VS The Oxford

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 Shop the edit- top to bottomRed Herring Tan suede lace up shoesLoake Black leather lace up Oxford shoes.

Team Derby: Sometimes called an open front; this shoe caters for a wider range of foot shapes, allowing for more adjustment by pulling the laces tighter or looser. Comfortable and stylish; this shoe is a definite competitor.

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Team Oxford: Contrasting with the Derby, this style is sometimes called a closed front. The go-to for a traditionally formal shoe, the Oxfords look great with toe caps and are perfect to wear with suits and dinner jackets.

The Chukka VS The Chelsea

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Shop the edit– top to bottomJ by Jasper Conran Designer chocolate leather chukka bootsJeff Banks Designer black leather chelsea boots.

Team Chukka: This ankle hugging boot is a style suitable all year round and can be worn either recreationally or for a formal occasion. Usually with a luxury suede or leather upper, the boot features a recognisable and open lacing detail with two or three pairs of eyelets.

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Team Chelsea: The close-fitting, ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel are an essential piece for the dapper gents’ wardrobe. Chelsea boots were considered an iconic element of the 1960s in Britain, particularly the mod scene and today are a sophisticated option for the everyday man.

The Goodyear Welt VS The Cemented

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Shop the edit– top to bottomRJR.John Rocha Designer tan welted leather shoesJeff Banks Designer Brown ‘Philip’ leather tramline shoes.

Team Goodyear Welt: The epitome of class, these carefully constructed pick of the bunch require highly skilled shoe makers to stich the upper to the sole. Also meaning these shoes can be re-soled so you’ve got shoes to last you through the seasons.

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Team Cemented: The must- have in any man’s wardrobe; the cemented shoe is a smart and simple option with the cemented design the most common method of attaching the sole to a shoe.

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