An Oxford shoe is a style of leather shoe with enclosed lacing. Oxford shoes, originating from Scotland and Ireland, were traditionally constructed of heavy, and often untanned, leather and were plain in style.
Modern Oxford shoes come in a variety of styles some bearing little resemblance to traditional Oxfords. They may be constructed from tanned leather, suede leather, or sometimes synthetic materials. The modern look typically has a piece of leather stitched on to the toe section, these are referred to as Toe-Cap Oxfords or Oxford Caps.