Who knew putting your best foot forward could mean donning rubber-soled loafers? Well, anything is possible when the man behind the beloved dash of red beneath coveted shoes gets involved. Never short on his element of surprise, Christian Louboutin takes on a subversively utilitarian attitude for the season. His dapper quintessentials look towards the intrepid and the uncharted: Classic loafers in grey camo print with leather tassels, chelsea boots adopt a toe cap studded with matte metal spikes and oxfords claim sleek red stripe contouring their welts. The common ground? Every pair is built on newly designed Louboutin lug soles.

Created from a TPU injection mould, the lug soles are made of multiple layers of rubber components, polished with the label's signature red finish. Made for the chic man about town to venture the urban streets, the thicker rubber soles provide an extra layer of support — merging function and form, the best possible way.

The Christian Louboutin Homme autumn/winter 2016 collection is available in Christian Louboutin boutiques and online.