History of the Brogue

The brogue continues to be the ultimate sturdy, yet stylish shoe so we take a look back at where it all started…

Initially the brogue was made for farmers in Scotland and Ireland in the nineteenth century, largely designed for outdoor wear and crafted in black leather, the brogue was perforated to allow water from the marshlands to get out of the shoe.

The design of the brogue, which was firstly a functionality tool changed into a design feature by the twentieth century and has since been transformed into many variations and continues to be regarded as a stylish choice that can be paired with a range of outfits.

The brogue follows a certain colour code, with black for business but not for formal occasions, which our Araras and Guara lace ups are perfect for or for a country inspired look, Brown brogues are the appropriate choice, so opt for styles such as the Manuas and Gabriel.

The new in Tucano and Palma brogue are perfect for a stylish evening look or if it’s comfort and stability you’re after, try a brogue boot style such as the Nova or Hugo, which were also heavily on trend in the LCM AW14 runway collections.

Whichever style you decide, all hail the brogue for a stylish footwear choice, which we predict will be sticking around for a while longer!

Shop our full range of brogues here.

5 Reasons to Buy Winter Boots Now

Now’s the perfect time to buy your Anatomic shoes or boots for autumn. Here’s 5 key reasons why:

  1. Avoid disappointment – you’ll have the full choice of Anatomic range and sizes if you buy now.
  2. Be a step ahead in style – get the latest in foot fashionwear right here.
  3. Free delivery and returns – buy your Anatomic autumn shoes now and you’ve plenty of time to change your mind with our 30-day returns policy (though we know you’ll love your purchase!).
  4. Wear new shoes now – a perfect opportunity to get last year’s ones re-soled or re-heeled.
  5. Job hunting after the summer holidays? Then dress to impress with a beautifully made pair of new Anatomic shoes.

Thanks to our unique Anatomic Gel Technology®, our autumn shoes are so comfortable you’ll want to wear them as soon as they arrive!

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In preparation for our #walkhomefromworkweek we at Anatomic & Co HQ are feeling inspired to don our most comfortable pair of shoes and do our bit for the environment as well as keeping fit! We are extending this initiative to all of our Twitter, Instagram and Blog followers. So leave your car at home, avoid public transport and get your blood pumping! In anticipation of this, we have hand-picked a few of our favourite shoes from the current range and a few styles from the AW14 collection. All of our shoes are sheepskin lined and incorporate our patented Anatomic Gel Technology, which makes them the perfect footwear choice for your commute home.