One step ahead
The UK’s national footwear show showcases a comprehensive range of men’s styles.
By Christina Chambers
10 February 2017
New to Moda Footwear, Simple is a US sneaker brand with a laid-back style. Blending 60s and 70s cultural influences with its Californian roots, Simple has stirred the minds of a generation since it was established in 1991 with sports-inspired, casual footwear. Stand G38
Long-established men’s footwear specialist Barker blends traditional Northamptonshire shoe-making with contemporary British styling. Look out for classic shapes on Goodyear-welted soles in a range of uppers from highly polished to burnished, with the occasional eccentric twist or colour pop to add interest. Stand I11
Having evolved from its roots as a marine label, Chatham offers an all year-round collection of footwear designed for the great outdoors. This season also sees the brand continue with its new Made in Britain line, which comprises key styles proudly made at the brand’s headquarters in Exeter. Stand J10
New to Moda Footwear, Nero Giardini is a leader in its field across Europe. Renowned for its lifestyle shoes that are proudly made in Italy, the brand offers a distinctive men’s collection characterised by refined style and everyday wearability. Stand B28
As a global leader in footwear, Cat Footwear is renowned amongst consumers and retailers alike for its cutting-edge performance properties. This season sees the label return to Moda with a rugged selection of men’s boots, inspired by industrial workwear but designed for the everyday lifestyle. Stand I19
Returning to Moda for its third season, Sollu beings Brazilian quality to the UK footwear market. Having been established for over 23 years, the brand is an expert in traditional Brazilian manufacture, and introduces a certain flair through its effortless South American DNA. Stand D21
Anatomic & Co
Anatomic & Co has carved a niche for itself since its inception in 2004 when its Brazilian founders spotted a gap in the market for high quality but accessibly priced footwear. The brand has since diversified its offer from 10 styles to 90, each of which is designed in the UK and handcrafted in Brazil. Stand I29
British footwear brand Dude Shoes offers a collection that looks deceptively laid-back in its styling, with a construction that is uniquely sophisticated. In a bid to create the utmost comfort, the brand stripped its design back to basics and incorporated patented sole technology into its signature EVA base. Stand I2
Eves & Gray
Back for its second season following a successful debut in August, Eves & Gray is characterised by its distinctive purple soles, intriguing style and high quality design. The brand has already been picked up by bloggers on both side of the Atlantic, and it continues to carve a niche for itself with its slightly off-beat style. Stand F62
Based on the philosophy of creating shoes that transcend easily from work to play, Goodwin Smith is a brand targeting ambitious and aspirational young men. Brogues are key to the collection, in a range of on-trend colourways from contrast laces to burnished uppers. Stand J50
Following the successful launch of the Solovair range for 2016, NPS Shoes had introduced a series of new styles to the Solovair offering. The City Collection sees the welcomed addition of the suede chukka boot (pictured), as well as a brown burnished Chelsea boot with green elastic detailing. Finally, the Heritage collection sees the introduction of a mahogany scotch grain and tweed shoe. Stand J18
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