A timeless classic, the men’s Oxford shoe is steeped in shoe making history and remains a shoe design with an ongoing legacy. The Oxford shoe a favoured formal shoe style dating back to the 1800’s and is associated to the famous English institution, Oxford University. Originating from a half boot called the ‘Oxonian’ in 1825 which featured narrow slits on the sides making it more comfortable for students to wear around campus than the fashionable high boots of the time.
Oxford shoes are characterized by a closed lacing system where the shoelace eyelets tabs are attached under the vamp as well as featuring a low heel and exposed ankle. The men’s Oxford shoe has developed over time and is now available in an extensive range of different styles including the plain, toe cap, brogues and wholecut. The Oxford shoe is the most popular dress shoe style whether it be for your wedding day, and formal events or to wear at work, the Oxford is a business shoe champion.
Oxford shoes feature in nearly all of the Barker collections including the Handcrafted, London, Professional and BarkerTech ranges. Made on various last shapes from a widespread range of leathers and colourways to choose from its important to take your size and sizing into account when investing in any pair of Goodyear welted style no matter the style.
The Barker Oxford brogue is a traditional shoe design that features in the Country, London and Professional collections. The Albert, Hampstead, Malton and St Ives can be discovered in the Professional collection along with the Coleman Suit Sneaker Oxford Brogue, a new development by Barker made on the 499 last from premium calf leather on a lightweight EVA sole.
Explore the latest Barker range of men’s and women’s Oxford shoes online and in-store.