10 of the best leather shoes for summer from Church’s
Leather gets a bad rap for spring and summer, and we think that’s unfair. Sure, your tough leather boots will glow in the cold winter humidity, but we’re here to tell you that there’s no need to remove the leather in the spring and summer. Many of us swear by leather shoes, and all it takes to continue your love of leather during the warmer months is a touch of cunning in your shoe selections. Plus, with many people predicting a shift in shoe tastes from sneakers to more classic and mature styles, the leather season is on the way.
Church’s is the British shoe brand that has been offering flawless leather footwear since 1873. That’s almost 150 springs and 150 summers populated with high quality leather footwear. every season.
How do they do? With a collection that expands each year to incorporate new silhouettes while remaining faithful to its founding values of know-how and quality. This year we’re especially interested in the prospect of flagship loafers and a pair of Greek sandals, but the brand’s returning derby shoes and sneakers are also on the shopping list.
Shop our favorite leather shoes for spring and summer below.
1st of March
Taking inspiration from the brand’s Boland Sneaker, the Church’s Mach 1 retains heritage styling with its premium brown leather upper while replacing a thicker sole for more impact. This gives new life to the understated sneaker, adding a contemporary touch to the classic.
3rd of March
Mach 3 takes another step away from the traditional feel of Church’s flagship sneakers. This time it’s the upper treated to an update with a sporty white leather makeover with contrasting black stripes.
One of Church’s latest additions, the CH873 sneaker combines elements familiar to any sneakerhead in an elevated package. The sneaker’s chunky sole unit and contoured top edge with normcore styling that is sure to be a style priority this spring / summer season.
Some of us just don’t make sandals and that’s understandable but there comes a time in the summer when you just have to let your toes breathe. This pair of Fisherman sandals is a nice compromise, styling easily with shorts and rolled up pants, and somewhere between the raised derby and the strappy sandal.
If you don’t have your pair of moccasins yet, or if you haven’t at least started sizing one, you’re slacking off. We have no doubts that loafers will be a favorite this summer, so what are you waiting for?
Continuing with the moccasin tip, this chunky-soled pair offers a more contemporary take for those who aren’t yet ready to ditch modern footwear entirely.
Oxford Shoes Grafton I73 Derby
Brogues are a style staple and few, if any, rank higher than Church’s Grafton. This classic was born in 1973, but its roots go back a long way. This proven style gets you nowhere, even with better weather on the way.
Slippers Jason 03
Inspired by Greek mules, Jason is a slipper made for more. Its soft sole means it is certainly not suitable for long walks, but a walk in a park is well within its limits.
Shannon Derby Shoes
Leather-soled derbies will never go out of style, that’s a fact. This pair has been a Church’s bestseller for the past 50 years and thousands of leather shoe lovers can’t go wrong.
Ryder Desert Boots 3
Desert boots are, as the name suggests, designed for heat. Durable deep blue suede gives this pair a clean, formal look that’s easy to wear up or down.
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