A shoe can change your life. It happens rarely but it's true. And when it does, you'll know it. Such is the case with these Grenson double monkstrap shoes. Yes, the sole is high and chunky but that's the look the fashion folk are favouring right now and it's ok to follow suit.

These shoes might look smart, but team them with a great pair of tapered jeans and a light knit (jumper or cardigan will suffice) and you're set for a more casual approach. Grenson know their oats when it comes to footwear. So while the price tag is high, you're paying for shoes that'll last you an age. Goodyear welted, hand crafted, and backed-up by 100 years of experience, these are as tough as they are stylish.

Just walk carefully; the soles pack some height compared to other styles, and a broken paving slab could cause a sidewalk disaster if you don't tread carefully in the first few days.