Well leave it to the shoe experts if an oxford can officially go semi-laceless. For those of you looking for something completely different, the Rhys oxford from FIVE by Rio Ferdinand exists in a genus all its own. The eyelets accommodate a lacing closure, a la sport sneaker, and the opening and closing this shoe is facilitated via a zipper on the tongue. All the other details are classic brushed nubuck leather, brogue detailing and a leather sole and stacked heel. Wear it just like you would any other oxford; just dont expect people to react to it like just any other oxford.