March 05, 2014
- PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 05: The golf shoes of Gregory Havret of France during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National on July 5, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
By Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM Style Insider
Don't call it a comeback. Wingtips have been here for years.
Born in Scotland on the Isle of Skye, wingtips (also known as brogues) found their way to the links in the early 20th century only to give way to more athletic and casual styles over the last two decades. Thanks to fashion conscious players like Luke Donald, Billy Horschel and Miguel Angel Jimenez, these classic shoes have returned to the fairways and 2014 promises to be a break out year for them.
Don't worry, though. These aren't your grandfather's stodgy, old wingtips. Modern touches like colored laces, contrast stitching and molded outsoles are being fused with traditional silhouettes, vintage brogue detailing and old world leather welts for a contemporary look and feel that transitions well on and off the course.
Want to be on-point when it comes to footwear this year? Grab one (or more) of the following pairs of wingtips.