Royal Elastics SS14 Collection Highlights

Royal Elastics has built a cult following of footwear fanatics due to their simple yet ingenious entry method – why bother with traditional laces when elastic provides a quick and hassle free solution to getting in and out of your shoes?

Shunning the classic, time-tested lace-up system entirely, Royal Elastics range of footwear features either elastic slits to the upper, which are extremely subtle and don’t distract from the aesthetic, or ingenious ‘elastic laces’, which can be knotted or tied like traditional laces but stretch to allow your foot to simply slip into the shoe without undoing them.

Needless to say, I don’t think we will ever be able to go back to the hassle of tying our laces properly ever again.

Today we pick out some of the key silhouettes from Royal Elastics current SS13 range, which is one of their most refined and on-point to date…

The Oxford

The Oxford utilises the classic design trappings of the humble postman shoe. This style always looks smart and is easy-to-wear both day and night.

The orange and turquoise colour way is a striking and eye-catching choice for those of you on the hunt for the perfect summer statement shoe, whilst the beige or navy options offer a more versatile and possibly more practical wardrobe addition.

Features a soft, brushed suede, supple leather lining and welt stitching. Comes complete with ‘elastic laces’ that allow you to “knot them together, or at the ends, or remove them entirely”:

The Oxford

The Julien Boot

One of the most current and up-to-date street style looks for this season is the shorts, socks and boots combo. This can be achieved with a trusty pair of Docs, but if your personal style is less grunge and more preppy then look no further than the Julien boot for your summer footwear update.

Simply pick out the tri-colour sole detailing with your sock colour and leave them poking about 1-2 inches above, then simply pop on your favourite shorts:

The Julien Boot

The Austin

Brogue lovers will definitely opt for the Austin. Continuing with the creeper-style sole, the Austin gives the traditional brogue a contemporary update and a more fashionable edge.

The green contrast flash on the white pair has really caught our eye and would again be perfect for dressing with shorts and socks for an effortlessly cool yet refined summer look:

The Austin

Where To Buy

So there we have three delightful footwear updates that will not only look superb this season but effortlessly slip on your feet quicker.

Prices range from £55 to £130 and you can shop the collection over at now.

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