OluKai’s authentic Hawaiian footwear is all made with the environment in mind. Their new, limited edition Ali’i Collection is a tribute to traditional Hawaiian royalty using premium materials like leather and suede from earth-friendly tanneries as well as red velvet trims and coconut closures. A portion of proceeds from the collection will benefit the brand’s ‘Ohana Giveback Program and for each pair sold a Koa tree will be planted in Maui’s Honokowai Valley.
Let’s face it, when you’re trying to squeeze in nine before work, you don’t have time to play Mr. Rogers with your spikes. The new Street model from Adidas will go from the car to the cart in seconds flat. They are also 85% less ugly than normal golf shoes. Bonus!
Based on an original movie prop used in Back to the Future Part II, a modern recreation of Marty McFly’s famous shoe is now on the auction block. Over the course of 10 days, 1500 pairs will be made available. All net proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Before you find yourself standing around in a pair of yellow foam clogs with a name that rhymes with Cocks, consider your alternatives. These leather thong sandals are handcrafted in Israel by Apolis through a unique philanthropic partnership with global artisans. Made by humans with recycled and traditional materials, not foam.
Sitting up in one of those airport shoeshine chairs can make a man uneasy. Not sure why, but it’s weird. Get this kit with traditional, old school leather care products and get your shoes in order at home. Includes a wax polish, Sno-Seal & Huberd’s Shoe Oil all packaged in traditional containers with classic labels.
And you thought Clark’s were the original. Nope. Velskoen shoes, known as “vellies”, were first made in the 1600s. Worn worldwide today, these predecessors of the modern desert boot are the OG style. Made of vegetable-dyed, African Kudu leather, and wild antelope leather from a controlled herd, these boots are handmade in Namibia by African craftsmen. It doesn’t get much more original than that now, does it?
Ever see those weird ladies at the farmer’s market wearing the big knee-high rubber galoshes? They’re cool on little kids, but lady, you’re like 45 and it’s a sunny day! Don’t be fashion’s fool. Get some sweet wet-weather footwear, like these cool, ankle high, natural rubber boots. Just promise to wear them only when you need to … like, when it’s raining.
This is how a collab is supposed to work. Two legacy brands sharing a common sense, get together, and something sick goes down. Vans originals have been the same since ’66 and need no update. Same goes for the classic Brooks saddle. The two teamed-up to create a limited edition combo kit: A pair of Brooks-inspired leather Vans & a Van’s-inspired etched leather Brooks saddle. Crypto!
Simple fact: certain occasions call for a black leather oxford shoe. That doesn’t mean you have to follow in dad’s footsteps and don a pair of funeral Hush Puppies. Not even. The Bed|Stü Men’s Fiorentino Cobbler is a great alternative. These handcrafted cap-toe shoes are made of distressed leather with gold rivet details. Comfy too – fully cushioned insole & knobby rubber outsole. Definately not your dad’s kicks.
Everyone in the shoe biz makes a Vans slip-on knockoff. But, you’ve gotta hand it to clothing designer, James Perse, a man with a knack for making the “casual” category cool. This collab shoe with SeaVees has a linen canvas upper, a suede heelpatch & definitely won’t be mistaken for a skateboard shoe. 130-dollar slip-ons are for adults…not skaters.