Brogues as we know it became popular in the 1920. Except they were called 'spectator shoes' because people wore them when they went to watch sport, proving that there really is a shoe for every occasion. But in the century since, brogues have always been around as women have come to love their girl-meets-boyish styling and the fact that they are comfortable and go with anything. Basic black and dark brown remain classic colours but modern designs include Oxfords, two-toned styles and platforms. If they have a hint of preppy about them, it could be because brogues became a craze in the late ’50s after Elvis appeared in a pair in 'Jailhouse Rock’ and a knee-length skirt and brogues to this day remain a youthful casual look. If you're a die-hard brogues fan, Spree's range of lace-up shoes will tick all your shoe boxes.