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by on October 15, 2012

Ooh boys, we found a bendy one for you. You like ‘em flexible, but you’re used to working for it. In your typical dress shoes, the soles are stiff (maybe that explains the abundance of awful dancers in the male sphere). So one of England’s oldest shoe companies, Church’s (est. 1873, taken over by Prada in ’99) has taken a tip from Dr. Martens with Goodyear Welted soles. But they’ve added their own method of flexing the outer sole. With ball-of-the-foot ribbing and a special oiling process, this formal shoe is ready for a run.Churchs Sole Just Got More Flexible

Imagine the dance moves one can achieve with such flexibility! You expect this kind of stretch in a driving shoe, but not here, not in a formal shoe, not when it’s welted so strongly. That’s what makes this shoe a standout.

Churchs Sole Just Got More Flexible

We recommend a patent leather for your Church’s nifty maneuvers.


Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.