It’s time to treat your feet. Because, for the last year-and-a-half, we’ve done nothing but shuffle around in slippers. We’ve left our shoes unlaced, unloved and unworn; waiting for a return to the high-stepping, heel-clicking lives we left behind. Now that time has arrived, however, we’re a little too used to the comfort.
Not to worry, though — because Duke + Dexter are stepping in to help. This is a brand that has always moved with the times, expanding into a global community since it was founded by Archie Hewlett in 2014.
Today, that means offering up smart-casual, smart-comfortable shoes for modern, style-conscious men. And that’s why Gentleman’s Journal have teamed up with the London footwear label to give away three pairs of the brand’s superior shoes this summer.
Shoes like the ‘Ritchie’ sneakers. With colourful, distinctive designs named after some of the sandiest places on Earth — think ‘Gobi’ or ‘Bondi’ or ‘Sahara’ — these striking sneakers are handmade in England from butter-soft brushed suede and breathable tech mesh. And our lucky winner will be gifted a pair of their choosing.
They’re the ideal option for your first steps back into the real world — with custom-made soles and zero-stitch internal heels keeping your feet supported and snug from the moment you tie together those crisp laces. What’s more, these retro-flavoured kicks have walked away from non-renewable materials — and eliminated 94% of all wastage from the footwear production process.
We’re also throwing in a pair of Duke + Dexter’s inimitable ‘Hunt’ driving loafers. In a whole host of summery pastel shades — and crafted with suede uppers and studded soles — these seasonal slip-ons are brought to life in southern Spain by local artisans.
And they’re as sleek and chic as summer shoes come. There’s a subtly embossed logo on the heel, flexible unlined construction and custom ‘Pallino’ soles to keep your feet steady everywhere from the pedal to the promenade. Our winner can even choose one of the more exotic pairs of ‘Hunt’ loafers to take home; including a muted tricolour design or a version featuring a camouflage motif.
And that’s not all. For a final, versatile flourish, Duke + Dexter is also giving away a fresh, bright white pair of its ‘Drake’ sneakers. A true wardrobe essential, this shoe is a premium spin on the simple trainer — cut from luxurious pebble grain leather sourced in Italy.
And, though it may look like a basic lace-up to untrained eyes, the ‘Drake’ is actually a sneaker packed with secret weapons. From its extra internal mesh cushioning (a feature that ensures all-day comfort) to those hard-wearing, heavy-hitting soles, these boldly branded trainers are ready for anything, anywhere and any challenge you may kick their way.
So, if you’re looking to start summer off on the right foot (and in the right shoes), simply fill in the form below by 20 August 2021 for your chance to win over £500 worth of Duke + Dexter footwear. Good luck!
This competition is now closed.
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