How to Wear the Women’s Masculine Shoes

If you’re living in a walking city, wearing heels isn’t possible to make your way around a three-mile track of errands. Though ballet flats, smoking slippers, strappy sandals, and driving shoes have been the historical go-to for practical and fashionable footwear but this season, women’s masculine shoes can make your style edgier at the same time more practical. So, keep on reading for out stylish guidelines on how to wear them.


creepers with casual dress

grunge outfit with creepers creepers with retro outfit

The creeper, also known as the brothel creeper, dates back to World War II which is most identifiable for its super chunky sole. Since the style of shoes has roots that are associated both with grunge and punk, it will go perfectly with graphic tops, printed leggings, plaid shirts, high socks, denim jackets and such. However, you could dress down your too sophisticated outfits and dresses with a chic pair of creepers that can be now found in feminine shades.

Oxford and Brogues

brogues with classic outfit platform oxfords with button front dress oxfords with all black outfit

Brogues are known for its “brogue” details while oxfords are plain lace-up shoes. The quarters of an Oxford are typically sown on top of the vamp. For a classic American look, opt for a pair of brogues that will go perfectly with your sweater, leggings, and coat combination. You may even go for a minimalist style by going for an all-black outfit with simple and streamlined silhouettes that will look edgy with a pair of oxfords. Or, go for platform oxfords to add some modern vibe to your retro button-front shirtdress that can take you from day to night.


derby boots with sailor cap and leather jacket edgy shoes with crop top and shorts derby with wool coat and black outfit

The derby is more of a bowling shoe style while the oxford makes you think of wing-tips and its quarters are laced together at the tongue. However, there are modern styles of derby that looks edgy and fashion-forward compared to the traditional style that looks casual and clunky. The style of shoes allows for more flexibility and comfort the instep. Think of your wool coats, skinny jeans, leather jackets, and boxy outfits that will look edgier with a pair of derby while keeping you more comfortable than a pair of chunky heeled boots.

Lug Sole Loafers

lugsole shoes with black jumpsuit lugsole loafers with plaid skirt and black tee lugsole loafers with chambray dress

If you’re looking for some height while keeping your style edgy, opt for a pair of lug sole loafers. It resembles your pair of ballet flats yet in an edgier style. If you’re tired of wearing your canvas sneakers, going for a pair of lug sole can be trendy enough to spice up your chambray dresses, plain tees, plaid skirts, and even boxy jumpsuits. Sturdier than a pair of wedge sandals, lug sole loafers can make your street style more fashion-forward while keeping your looks modern. Indeed, the women’s masculine shoe trend is one of the most stylish and comfortable styles you may go for to add some edge to your looks.

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