Monk Strap Shoes

Monk Strap Shoes

Double Monk Strap Shoes

A monk strap shoe is one with no lacing, instead secured on the feet by one or multiple buckles and straps. The monk strap shoe is an added extra touch of style to your formal shoes. Ultimately the most formal shoe is an Oxford but if you dare to be different the double monk brings out the sense of style within you.

The birth of the monk strap shoe comes as the legends say back to 15th century when European monks worn their versions of the shoe (strapped sandals) when labouring in fields. However, the sandals were not appropriate for working in the fields or making long treks across rugged terrain. The monks therefore developed a closed toe version of their sandals that offered more protection by strapping the upper material with rope.

As for the modern version of the shoe, this has evolved other time where now you will see instead of rope one (single monk), two (double monk) or even three (triple monk) leather straps are used to cross over the upper material to your foot and to ensure the foot is enclosed the use of buckles are used. The monk strap has now become very popular choice in the 20th century and been worn by many famous celebrities around the world. The shoe has its own appeal and is stylish yet classy.

The monk shoe is perfect choice to create the smart casual look. A well-designed monk works very well with smart general day-to-day wear like an oxford shirt, cashmere jumper and long coat, with our Black Marc Brunell David double monk trap shoes perhaps considered a little more formal than our brown colour. Our Brown Marc Brunell David double monk shoes look superb to create your autumn/winter look worn with jeans, chinos, or other casual trousers.

The reason we have gone for a double monk strap is because it brings a little more personality and style.

Give our Marc Brunell David double monk shoes a try and be amazed of its comfort and quality.

… Keep an eye out on our triple monk ankle boots. Coming soon!

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