The rise of men’s formal shoes teamed with rubber soles is showing no signs of slowing. In today’s sartorial world, it is now deemed acceptable for your select pair of Oxfords to be adorned with a rubber sole of sorts.
Traditionally these soles would be of ‘Dainite’ variety, manufactured by ‘The Harborough Rubber Co.’ in Market Harborough, England. With their familiar studded design and high rubber compound, the ‘Dainite’ sole soon became a Northampton shoe manufacturer’s rubber sole of choice.
With strong family connections between the owners of the two companies, Crockett & Jones and The Harborough Rubber Co. have designed and developed a new sole, unique to Crockett & Jones, aptly named the ‘City Sole’. Offering the formality of a leather sole with sharp edge trimming, a reduced waist and the comfort, practicality and longevity of a rubber sole.
For Autumn Winter 16 the new ‘City Sole’ is presented to you on the following styles:
Lowndes Black Box Calf / Dark Brown Pebble Grain Last 348 | Rubber City Sole RRP: £410 / $685
Edgware Black Box Calf / Chestnut Burnished Calf Last 348 | Rubber City Sole RRP: £390 / $640
Harvard II Dark Brown Suede / Tan Pebble Grain RRP: £320 / $540 / Tan Pebble Grain RRP: £375 / $635 Last 376 | Rubber City Sole
Newquay Dark Brown Suede (Unlined) Last 341 | Rubber City Sole RRP: £325 / $540
Hayle Ocean Suede (Unlined) Last 341 | Rubber City Sole RRP: £325 / $540
Chelsea VIII Black Suede Last 341 | Rubber City Sole RRP: £360 / $600
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