This deep wine oxford shoe is full of character as well as maintaining some sense of formality with the closed lace system indicative of this style. The streamline look, low heel and exposed ankle are all also attributes of an oxford. Although this shoe has origins in heady student days on campus at, you guessed it, Oxford uni, it has become a formal shoe worn to black tie events. Traditionally, a patent oxford shoe would be the appropriate choice of footwear for such a soiree but in this day and age, we think you should wear what you want. These decadent looking wine oxfords are so sumptuous, we think they would dazzle in a formal setting.