Churchu2019s Urban Crossover collection

Lockdown 2.0 is going to be challenging, what with the short days, the month-long American election, dipping temperatures et al. The solution? A brand new pair of chunky monkey shoes from Churchu2019s Urban Crossover collection. The old saying goes that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but the person who coined the sentiment obviously hadnu2019t ever tried on a pair of Churchu2019s shoes.

The Northamptonshire-based shoemakeru2019s loafers, lace-ups and deliciously chunky Chelsea boots will, after all, not only keep you sure-footed whenever you wear them, but theyu2019ll also last you a lifetime (and beyond u2013 spooky) if you take proper care of them.

Work-From-Home mood

The Pembrey penny loafer, for instance, features a split toe, coated tongue and double-stitched apron, while elsewhere, the Coalport lace-up boot boasts an even more rugged silhouette with the updated hyper-light tread sole design. Playing neatly into this seasonu2019s current trend for boots and shoes, which would work just as well on military sorties as they would around town, the heavy-soled collection has a smart-meets-casual aesthetic, which perfectly suits the strange work-from-home mood of the moment.

It perhaps shouldnu2019t come as much of a surprise that Churchu2019s has bought so wholesale into the heavy-duty boot trend, given that the brandu2019s sister company Prada was really where the whole thing started. Miuccia has been sending out boots and shoes suitable for paratroopers for several seasons now, and itu2019s a look which has gathered pace both in the fashion world and beyond.