Refresh your wardrobe this season with a smart, chic pair of women’s monk shoes from Cheaney. Whether you’re spending a day in the office or have an important engagement, look and feel your best in a pair of Monk shoes. Three calf leather colours populate this sleek collection to ensure there is a pair for most outfits. Fastened with straps and buckles, monk shoes are a sleek silhouette that takes pride in between Oxford and open Derby shoes in terms of formality. Shop our full collection of smart women’s shoes and boots today.
Monk shoes are one of the most popular styles of the moment. Typically a flat leather shoe with a single or double buckle strap that fastens on the side, these shoes are ideal for smart-casual occasions. Modern and edgy, you can easily dress up an everyday outfit with a smart pair of leather ladies monk shoes. Our current collection includes ladies handcrafted shoes in an array of colours, perfect for those looking for a versatile ladies shoe that complements many styles.
The history of the monk shoe is uncertain, but it is known that they originated in the Middle Ages (1000-1500 AD) with both single and double strapped versions being known to be historically correct. The closed foot shoe was to better protect the wearer when performing manual labour, compared to the open toed sandals that most monks usually wore. Today, the monk shoe is a staple of anyone’s wardrobe and fits in the middle of the formality scale.
Our women’s monk shoes are ideal for those aiming for an androgynous look with premium leather and excellent attention to detail in each pair. Take a look at the women’s Derby and Oxford collections for more style inspiration from Cheaney Shoes.