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Oliver Sweeney Designs Whisky-Filled Brogues

Footwear designer Oliver Sweeney knows how to put pep in men’s steps. The cobbler has introduced the Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney brogue, an oxford wingtip designed to hold a miniature bottle of the famed whiskey in the heel without compromising the shoe’s utility and classic look.

In order for the shoe to hold the bottle, the heel was reworked in the brand’s Italian factory so it could be attached from the sides, rather than through the middle, the company reported.

The heel compartment is lined with Johnnie Walker red suede to keep its pressure cargo intact and is finished with a transparent top piece that allows the tipple to be visible with each step. Red is carried throughout the shoe, accenting the tan brogue’s leather outsole, laces and insole, as well as the “JW” embroidered on the heel counter.

Just 130 pairs of the $489 shoe have been made. It is currently available on