With the new season fast approaching, there’s no better time than now to kick off last year’s shoes, don your SS18 hat and come to a decision about what sort of stompers you’ll be striding through the warmer months in. Of course, to do so (and do so well) means acquainting yourself with what’s fresh in the world of footwear, before bringing an edited selection of it back home to your shoe rack. Ordinarily, keeping up with new trends requires a bountiful bank balance, but thankfully Base London has made it a mission to kit stylish guys out in classic-meets-contemporary shoes at price points that don’t leave wallets threadbare.
Base London SS18
Since 1995, Base London’s designs have comfortably straddled the line between quality and affordability, bringing expert precision, premium leathers and superior craftsmanship to the high street and, in the process, keeping even the fussiest of footwear fanatics happy. For SS18, the contemporary British brand has teamed up with menswear blogger and writer Marcus Jaye, aka The Chic Geek, to showcase its most colourful collection to date. With timeless silhouettes including suede desert boots and plush driving shoes reimagined in striking shades, the brand’s Colour Pop trend is the ideal way to inject some fun into your spring/summer rotation.
Five Key Colour Pop Styles
Ferdinand Suede Chelsea Boot In Blue
No self-respecting man could consider his wardrobe complete without at least one pair of Chelsea boots in play. A versatile style with heritage appeal, it’s a key piece of footwear that leaves no box unticked. With a soft, suede construction, pastel blue colouring and laid-back, crepe sole, the Ferdinand boot makes an ideal companion for light jeans and chinos all spring and summer long. Buy Now: £74.99
Bexley Hi-Shine In Bordo
The Bexley Hi-Shine takes the shape of a classic Derby, but is brought bang up to date for 2018 with the use of deep red-tinged leather. Whether you’re heading to a wedding or simply to the office, these slick shoes will make the perfect bookend to an outfit. With a glossy leather upper and prominent resin outsole, the Bexley offers a subtle entry into the colour pop trend while still managing to make a statement. Buy Now: £74.99
Perry Burnished Suede Desert Boot In Olive
The desert boot is rightly regarded as the Swiss army knife of the footwear world; there’s nothing it cannot do. The Perry boot has all the markers of this timeless style with plenty of Base London’s signature personality thrown in. Olive suede uppers offer an alternative to the standard brown shades, with deft touches such as metal rivet branding and a leather pull tab setting it apart from the crowd even further. Buy Now: £74.99
Morgan Suede Moccasin In Aqua
A suede driving moccasin has long offered up an unparalleled blend of style and comfort, making it the perfect off-duty shoe for the modern sartorialist. For SS18, Base London has taken the menswear favourite and reworked it in a series of vibrant summer hues. The pink version is not for the faint of heart, but wear a pair of these aqua versions with confidence, and you’ll own any room you walk (or drive) into. Buy Now: £59.99
Orion Washed In Blue
Brogues needn’t be boring, just as colourful needn’t be childish. To spice up your everyday footwear rotation, look to Base London’s deep blue Orion style. As well as giving the classic wingtips uppers a contemporary twist, the tonal rubber sole also throws in the comfort of a casual shoe. The combination of both results is a shoe that is smart, but wouldn’t look out of place with cropped trousers and a T-shirt. A true all-rounder if ever there was one. Buy Now: £74.99
See The Full Collection
To shop the full SS18 collection, visit BaseLondon.com.