It's almost time to put away those snow boots and grab some new shoes. Here are our choices for this spring's best and most versatile footwear.
J.Crew's version of American footwear is usually a little more expensive than the original, but these Nike Killshot 2's are only around $70 and will look great while walking to class or going out with co-workers in the evening. A great option for any casual event.
Buddy is a new company from Japan, and their first offering is an understated knockout. These sneakers are simple, refined, and come in a rainbow of colors. You can grab some from their online store this March.
The SeaVees Pantone offers a mixture of canvas and suede to form an interesting combination of understated textures. Grab the cobblestone color if you primarily wear jeans, or one of the darker shades for chinos. You can find these on sale here (but not in cobblestone).
Shoes don't get much better than Allen Edmonds. One of the few American footwear companies that still manufactures all of their products domestically. The Neumok's are a great shoe that comes in a wide variety of 'non-traditional' colors. A beautiful shoe that works for any occasion that should have a spot in your collection eventually.
Beckett Simonon's a new shoe startup offering the quality and style of $300 footwear for the price of $79 by optimizing their operations to benefit the consumer. Their first collection of wingtips are fantastic, taking style queues from both the low-rise oxford and a suede buck. It's worth checking these out.
The Clark Desert Boot shares a heritage with the chukka boots worn by British forces during World War II in the North African Campaign. They offer a classic timeless style with immense comfort. You can do no wrong wearing these boots anytime between March and November.Beeswax is one of the most versatile leather colors, going with khakis, slacks or jeans. Be sure to size down by 1/2 or try them on if you can since they usually run a little large.
Beckett Simonon's take on the classic Chukka is their first foray into boots which offers a chunky yet sleek sensibility. You won't be able to find another boot of this caliber at this price point.
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