If you’re not hiking in them, what’s the point?There’s nothing wrong with taking a little style inspiration from the great outdoors. But the point here is they can handle tough conditions and inclement weather. Who doesn’t want that?
What’s with those holes, anyway?Believe it or not, the brogue was born as an outdoor shoe favored by Irish countrymen. The perforation served an actual purpose: to help water drain from the shoe easily. These days, it’s just a handsome decoration.