Mr Beggs Top 10 picks this season…

Can you guess which is his number 1 choice?

Keep reading to find out!

10. Ecco – 215603-01001 Babett Boot Gore-Tex (Black)

Ecco Boots

These ladies’ midi length boots are a winter life-saver as they are a fantastic combination of function and practicality with Ecco’s high-quality design.  The great thing about this length boot is that they don’t come all the way up the leg and so those customers with a wider calf still find them comfortable.  Premium leather and nubuck which you would expect from an Ecco shoe, a short fur lining and Gore-Tex combine to make this boot waterproof and warm.  They are easy to get on with a zip fastening, and an adjustable back strap if needed, so you can just pop them on over jeans when you head out into the wintry weather.

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9.Fly London – P143795 Hulk 795 (Black)

Fly London Boots

And now for something completely different when it comes to black ankle boots – Fly London’s Hulk.  They are striking to look at with a hole through the wedge heel and they combine Fly’s unique style with premium leather uppers.  A bold silver-coloured zip on the outside of the boot picks up one of this season’s key trends for visible zips.  The boots also have a removal insole so you could pop in one of our winter insoles for extra cosy warmth if needed.  They look great with jeans or a skirt and will easily take you from day to night in comfort and style. 

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8.Tamaris – 22407-970 Taggia (Platinum)

Everyone loves a bit of sparkle to brighten up their outfits and we have lots of customers coming in looking for glittering heels for nights out or events such as weddings.  Taggia by Tamaris is perfect combination of function and style, it has a small platform at the front to offset the height of the heel and an elegant almond shaped toe that is highly flattering.  Dark silver in colour with just a hint of gold they will go with any outfit so you can dance the night away knowing you look fabulous.


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7.Rieker – 36062-25 Ronnie (Brown)

Mens Rieker Boots

Chelsea boots are always a popular choice for men over the winter but this is a superb choice from Rieker.  The Ronnie boot utilises Rieker’s patented Anti-Stress technology of a flexible and shock absorbing sole unit, the minimum weight for the shoe, and designed to be roomier to accommodate where your foot expands over the day.  A breathable leather upper and short fur lining should optimise foot temperature throughout the day.  Unlike most Chelsea boots this style includes a zip which makes it easy to get on and off, but don’t worry, there is still the loop on the back to help as well!


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6.Converse M7650c Hi Top Optical (White)

Converse Trainers

Many people don’t associate Converse with a winter shoe but we still sell them steadily during the year, mainly to our younger customers.  The Converse Hi Top comes that bit further up the ankle so you can wear a good pair of socks with them to keep your feet warm.  They are great for people when they are travelling as the rubber soles mean there is grip for the icy paths of home while the canvas means you’re ready for the sunny weather of abroad.  Converse Hi Tops also make a great Christmas present for people looking ahead to the spring.


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5.Emu – W10106 Talinga

Emu Australia Slippers

Sheepskin slippers are a winter staple as nothing beats the cosy feeling of a thick wool lining when it’s cold outside.  These ones by Emu are well worth the price tag as they use premium Australian sheepskin that encloses your foot in its plush warmth. Customers are always asking for our recommendations for slippers they can wear if they need to pop out from the house into the garden and these combine a soft EVA midsole for flexibility with a durable rubber outsole so you can walk in comfort inside and outside.  All the staff in the shop wish they could wear them at work to stay cosy!


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4.Gabor – 75.112.87 Brach (Black Fabric)

Gabor Pumps

These have been so popular; we sold three pairs at the same time to sisters who were out shopping together!  The metallic fabric moves through fuchsia to teal to black as it moves in the light so they work well with black trousers or a skirt as the contrast really shows them at their best. They are definitely a talking point as people ask you “what colour are your shoes?” They have a small heel to just give you a little lift so are perfect for those nights when you don’t want to wear heels but still want to be stylish.


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3.Heavenly Feet – 6003-70 Fleur (Teal Blue)

Heavenly Feet Fleur

Heavenly Feet live up to their name with wonderful leather lined memory foam insoles which make it feel like you’re walking on a cloud.  These are a statement boot in a bold teal colour that will help get you noticed. A low wedge heel provides a bit of height while maintaining comfort with on-trend detailing in the strap and buckle embellishment.  An elasticated panel and zip fastening means you will have no problem getting them on and you probably won’t want to take them off!  They are the perfect finishing touch to your outfit whether it’s with skinny jeans tucked or with a skirt and tights.


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2.Savelli – 04015-30 Swift Lace

Savelli Mens Shoes

Savelli is a new men’s shoe brand for Begg Shoes this year and we have all been really impressed with the quality and comfort the shoes provide.  Many men’s formal shoes are made from very stiff leather with rubber soles, which means the shoes are heavy and take a while to be broken in so they are comfortable (if they ever are).  Swift Lace combines soft leather with a lightweight but durable compressed foam sole to create a lighter shoe that is more comfortable from the first time you put it on.  It has proved popular with customer of all ages, from young lads used to wearing trainers most of the time to older gentlemen looking for a softer formal shoe. 


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1. IMAC – 81890-4200041 Daytobrogue


This lacing shoe-boot is my top pick for the season as it combines so many elements that are desirable in a shoe.  The brogue styling has been emphasised by use of contrasting leathers; plain, embossed and patent, to create a truly stunning design.  Patent is always a customer favourite in the winter as it is easy to care for and looks very smart.  These shoe-boots have a low block heel so with give you height, they are made and lined with leather so your foot can breathe and are lacing which will help ensure a secure fit.  The epitome of comfort and style, these are the shoes to be seen wearing this season.  IMAC are a brand that we buy from directly so these shoes are exclusive to Begg Shoes, get them before they are gone!


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