Here is a list from the blog daddy for five of those low-key, ignored shoe brands which really craft some classy shoes (for men and women – daddy loves all!) but are just waiting to steal the spotlight.
First up in the pipeline solely because of luck (brands listed in the order of research, no pun intended to the last ones: how can daddy discriminate?) is Dunham Shoes for men. Basically, there are three shoe brands (Aravon and Cobb Hill being the remaining two) which have ventured with New Balance to make up the Droydock Footwear Group. This group seriously has potential to excel, especially when it comes to Dunham Shoes.
The company makes some really rugged-looking, comfy and durable shoes. Giving them a fine brushed look is Dunham’s specialty, and this refines its audience to just those who don’t like to bling bling from head to toe all the time. In my opinion, you can really use the Dunham Bryce and Douglas with a fine three-piece suit and they will compliment your persona well. As for the rest of them, well, they would do any man good when you plan to hit the dirt road.
P.S. they’re offering free shipment to the United States of America just for this weekend (the 4th July week).
To be honest with everybody, Pikolinos has got the potential to make it big just like Kickers. There is a wide variety of casual sneakers, semi formal shoes and slippers available for both men and women here. One can’t just leave empty handed, and if not that, then I’m sure one can’t leave unimpressed! Without making it vibrant, the brand has added something elegant and catchy to our daily life footwear.
Personally, I like something off the hook, so I will definitely go with those U-shaped Lace Up Wellness W01s. They look like they would really look good under a cotton trouser or perhaps a chino. As for the ladies, those Trinidad heel-y ones look just about right.
Talk about something grand and supremely brand oriented, then the late John A. Frey’s The Frey Company has got all you need to feed your hungry eyes with. Founded in 1863 by the man himself, that small shop in the Massachusetts is now witnessing the pinnacle of its success by honing its brilliant craftsmanship into producing leather goods beyond perfection.
That leather aroma from those boots, that royal feel when you touch that engraved logo of the boot maker - I bet there’s nothing like it! The company just doesn’t make shoes; it seems like they love making them! Every stitch laid on it is perfected to fit in line and make something as usual as a shoe stun the human eye.
I won’t name any particulars here because I simply can’t. I still wonder – when was the last time I saw a celebrity wearing a shoe from The Frye Company? And this is probably the reason why most of you all are hearing the name the very first time.
Okay so let me clear it out before mentioning the brand’s brilliance: Patagonia manufactures sporting goods for both men and women along with clothes, shoes, hats, bags and other daily life goods. Basically, Patagonia is a complete brand – it even has a section for babies!
So, I myself have found Patagonia just now and I must say that I’m very impressed with those joggers. The M’s Tsali 2.0, the M’s Advocate Chukka and the M’s Cragmaster are really tempting me to click the “Add to bucket” button (and I’ve clicked it – who’s paying?). You seriously need to check the brand; you might end up proclaiming Patagonia as your family’s favorite one-stop shop!
They've got shirts which really look good and are worth the price tag (could've been a little high-priced though, oh well...thanks Patagonia). I really like Patagonia's diversity and will definitely be recommending it to everybody who want something worth a try.
No – I haven’t spelled it wrong, it is Poetic Licence. I thought maybe the whole write-up has been a little more toward’s the men’s side so, let’s just get women back in the game. Okay, so Poetic Licence is one of the striving shoemakers from London, and they are only making shoes for the beautiful ladies out there.
The brand was founded in 2005, and since then has really been able to put forward something unique and impelling. Poetic Licence offers shoes in five different categories; party shoes, dress heels, sandals, casual shoes and boots. There is a diversified style of shoes/sandals/boots under each category, some having a plain texture with some beautiful decorative flowers on it, while some having the more flowery pattern printed all over.
The party footwear collection particularly caught my attention and I absolutely loved the Force of Nature high heeler. That is one shoe which can be classy, wild, naughty and sexy at the same time. Take a peek to know what I'm talking about: