There is no doubting that the British footwear market has seen a shift to a more casual aesthetic, Nike’s Huarache and Adidas’s Yeezy being the most cult of recent times. Skate styles are now worn in the boardroom as well as the halfpipe, while New Balance – not necessarily British but they have produced trainers here for 22 years – supports more of East London’s hipsteratti below the ankle than it does runners.

Mallet 4
Mallet footwear is bringing some luxury to the casual shoe market, bridging the gap between casual and smart styles too. Mallet’s shoes are designed in London, handmade in Europe, and are the perfect accompaniment to any autumn wardrobe.
Mallet 7
 
Slip ons in skater styles and chelsea boots, monk straps, runners and lace-up tennis shoes, all made in the highest quality calf and cow leather, are designed in Mallet’s London studio. Leathers are hand-dyed in Europe, and the Italian manufacture ensures the quality is of the highest standard. Rubber soles are locally sourced from the Italian manufacturer.
Mallet 1
This quality and style would normally garner an equally luxurious price tag, but starting at £130, you won’t worry too much about having them in every colour.
Mallet 2
Available now from malletfootwear.com
Mikael Jack