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The Statement that is The Deck Shoe

Right, so I was going to write about lovely summery sandals this time around but as I look out through the door at the hailstones bouncing off the ground and the wind howl up the street, I decided to opt for styles with the toes covered at least. Let’s talk deck shoes...
what is not to love! Deck shoes, boat shoes, boaters, sailor shoes, whatever you call them, they are simply fab! They  are somewhat of a footwear chameleon- dress them up or down, these really work so well with a Spring Summer wardrobe (ignore the forecast for snow!) The laid back look teamed with classic style is perfect when you want to opt for comfy yet fashionable shoes. There are no set rules for styling deck shoes – they work with jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses, so not a lot of consideration has to be given to outfit building, which is probably why they are such a go-to seasonal shoe. We have a range of styles available in store at the minute, leathers, trims, metallics and comfort wear.


Silverio#1 Lotus Silverio £45
If you think deck shoes, this is most likely the style that will spring to mind. Rubber sole, soft leather upper that features a below the ankle profile, short leather laces on top with decorative lacing trim around the sides cutting a well known silhouette. These are finished in the most supple white leather upper, contrasted with tan and dark brown lace detailing. The white waffle sole is super flexible whilst the cushioned footbed is the ultimate in comfort. Team these with your skinny jeans or tapered chinos for an off duty casual look.






#2 Tamaris Juliet Tam Juliet £49.99
If white isn’t your colour, then Tamaris have a fab pepper deck shoe that will service your S/S wardrobe to a tee. The contrast white stitching keeps it fresh whilst the slight contrast sole unit adds a welcome posture lift. The soft suede upper is off set by a leather insole with built in arch support and cushioning. The air cushioned insole is built to stand the pressures of long walks or all day on your feet.







Hea Cherry State#3 Heavenly Feet Cherry £39.99
Oh My! So if you didn’t get your hands on these beauties last year then hurry up as they are flying out again this year and it is no surprise why! The deck shoe/moccasin styling is perfect but what really sells these is the comfort. Slip this on and you will not regret it. The cushioned leather insoles are simply amazing under your foot. You can’t help but say ‘Ooohh and Aaahh’ when you try them on. And it is not only underfoot comfort you are getting- the super soft leather upper is unreal! You could walk to the moon and back. Available in red, navy and turquoise, they all feature a white lace trim and a white rubber sole. Our tip with these is to go down a size as they are quite generous fitting. We just love them!





#4 Clarks Jocolin Vista £45Clarks Jocolin Vista
Sticking with the absolute comfort aspect, Clarks have added a deck shoe style that you wouldn’t even know you had on your foot. This lightweight shoe is virtually weightless thanks to the EVA sole. These are part of the Cloudsteppers range which feature the Cushion Soft footbed (think along the lines of memory foam only softer)! The short lace up front gives you the option of holding the foot more securely if you are not a fan of a slip on. The textile upper is available in rich red and navy, so both very nautical. These would be perfect for walking holidays or when you are on your feet all day. Team them with your white skinnies and blouse for an on trend casual look.





Zanni Peony#5 Zanni Peony £29.99
These are something a bit different – more of what you would call a fashion deck/loafer shoe. It is a perfect shoe for your jeans or crops and the upper features leopard and snake print, finished with metallic trimmings and lace detailing. Take your pick from soft pink or brown combi colourways.







#6 XTI Megan £39.99XTI Megan
Sticking to the fashion loafer deck, these are on the money. Available in a dark metallic blue with white lace detailing, these are amazing if you like something a bit different (and we just love anything metallic at the minute here at McConnell’s HQ!) Cut slightly higher up the front of the foot, these fit beautifully. They would look amazing with white embro skinnies or Mom jeans!





If versatile, wearable footwear is what you want then a deck shoe is what you have been searching for. Dress them up, dress them down or go for a day’s sailing (or at least look like you are!) You will not regret the comfort!

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