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Style Glossary: Brogues


Traditionally, brogues, often known as wingtips in the US, are low-heeled shoes made of heavy leather, originating in Scotland. They are usually laced, and sometimes the design is applied to loafers as well. They are considered men's dress shoes, but lately, it has become popular for women to wear brogue heels or boots, often with stiletto heels.

If you like this menswear-inspired trend, buy Rupert Sanderson's Donegal Lace-Up Shoe Boots With Brogue Detail ($950).

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lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
too cute, but too expensive...
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
i must have these! but not for $950. :)
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm not a fan of these.
quitecontrary quitecontrary 8 years
These are all the rage here in Italy. It's almost impossible to find another style of shoes! My favorite combo is a soft, black suede pair worn with thick black tights and a short sweater dress. Love it!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I would wear these.
Lilybeth84 Lilybeth84 8 years
I have a pair almost exactly like this, but the heel is so high. Walking on the ball of your foot for too long is soooo painful!
Asche Asche 8 years
I thought those were Alice + Olivia for Payless...not Alice + Olivia
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've definitely been getting into the men's style a bit more this season and i can't wait to see what new adaptations come along that i can check out. i never knew that these shoes were called that - but it's something to keep in my mind so i can have better conversations with people :)
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