Spanish shoemaker Enrile, has recently released a new model that I find to be quite attractive and unique. His models are often hit more miss with me, more so for the bulbous last shapes. But this one while still having quite a puffed up toe, at least has a more slender silhouette which is very pleasing to my eye. The puffed wingtip and heel counter feature I always found intriguing, never loving it but neither hating it. I think that it suits certain looks and doesn’t others. As Enriles shoes for me look a bit more country, i.e. heavy, I think that it suits this look, as opposed to some super sleek shoe having these puffed up pieces of detail on such a sleek shoe. It just doesn’t match. Here it does. And I think that the touch of leaving the thread natural (which he often does) really suits the look as well. I could very well see these under some nice linen trousers with a braided belt, and linen button up oxford shirt and a Panama hat, while smoking a cigar on the beach promenade of some Carribean country. Imagine that!
I better save up for that trip to Panama!
Well, after 3 months in NYC, I am now back to London and a month long trip around EU and Asia. Now begins the real travel! Wish me luck!
Justin, ‘The Shoe Snob’
Well, good luck!
Those Enrile are not my cup of tea but I see the point…. Actually, can’t wait for cooler weather to wear your fantastic Oxfords…