Our ‘City’ sole offers the formality of a leather sole with sharp edge trimming & narrow waist, whilst providing the longevity and practicality of a rubber sole. The sole, which is of the ‘Dainite’ variety, is unique to Crockett & Jones. We developed this smart, flexible rubber option with the familiar studded design and a high rubber compound, to perfectly match our business and casual collections. With an ever-growing lined and unlined suede offering, the timing could not have been better. Here, we present out top 5 'City' soled suede styles:
Harvard II Dark Brown Suede
Harvard 2 in Dark Brown Suede is our Top 5 opener. A classic unlined Penny Loafer from our Main Line Collection, made on Last 376. Harvard 2 offers a ‘high walled’ round toe with a clipped in heel part which has seen us improvement in the fitting when compared to the already highly regarded 314 last. The ideal Penny Loafer for those wishing to go sock-less for summer – an often-controversial choice, yet stylish nonetheless!
Cranleigh Snuff Suede
Spring Summer 2018 saw us introduce our Cranleigh. A low-leg, unlined Chelsea Boot, a first ‘Summer Chelsea style’ for the Crockett & Jones Men's Collection. This exceptionally comfortable boot was the result of combining our ‘City’ sole with the finest suede and unlined construction. The rich tone of our Snuff Suede was the perfect collaboration alongside our newly introduced Chocolate ‘City’ sole.
Westbourne Dark Brown Calf Suede
A favourite Main Line Collection Oxford, Westbourne in Dark Brown Calf Suede currently stands as the only Suede Oxford in our collection to sport our ‘City’ sole. An important role for a style developed on arguably the most important last that Crockett & Jones has developed in the last 20 years. Its versatility and square toe, made 348 become an icon in itself, when in the early days it was touted as 'ridiculously long'. Made from the finest Calf Suede, Westbourne is a u-throat or Adelaide Oxford with a punched cap. A modernised classic with a comfortable rubber sole suede combo!
Hardwick Snuff Suede
An apron fronted, split toe Derby Shoe, Hardwick in Snuff Suede bridges the gap between smart and casual wear with ease. Perfectly paired with Last 341, proven to be an excellent choice for both formal business and smart casual wear, Hardwick offers a medium round toe exaggerating the precise symmetry of its split toe design.
Sydney Dark Brown Suede
Completing our Top 5 is Sydney in Dark Brown Suede, a fully lined, Penny loafer with a hand-pulled up apron... Indeed, we couldn't bypass our best selling City sole accomplice. Available in both E and G fittings, Sydney is an extremely popular loafer for many a Crockett & Jones customer. Perfect for those looking for a slightly less traditional core style that screams comfort from the moment you slip them on.