A monk is a shoe with no lacing closed by a buckle and strap. Also, know as a monk strap. The double monk strap shoe found great popularity in Europe in the late 1800s. Monk shoes got their name from monks who wore this style, which resulted in the naming of the shoe. Monks were worn for the additional level of protection they offered compared to the sandals they normally wore. The durability of these shoes made them the top choice for monks as their signature work shoe.
This sizing chart is designed as a comparison to commonly used sizing systems . The systems differ in what they measure , what unit of measure they use and where the size 0 is positioned . The english system for mens shoes that i use is based on the length of the last measured in barleycorn 1/3inch . If you are uncertain of your size and how it translates to my sizing system please email and we will endeavour to assess your size .