I try to steer clear of the whole notion of athletic footwear as fashion (not always successfully) but slip-on sneakers I can fully get behind. They’re like exceptionally comfortable loafers, but so much cooler, as our friend here amply illustrates.
Vince has many and varied excellent options to choose from in this category, and they have been the focal point of my personal slip-on sneaker fixation. So after much browsing and deliberating online, I finally pulled the trigger on Saturday at their Soho store and chose this woven pair. There are suede and leather versions as well, but I love how lightweight these will be come summer.
Of course, a lot of you might say there’s no reason to look further than your classic Vans, and a lot of you would be right. I’d totally go for this metallic option, even with that pesky front-and-center branding.
This snakeskin iteration is on the more fashiony side of things, but still nicely understated.
There’s something about this rich charcoal suede pair from Rag & Bone that almost reminds me of desert boots.Tags: Joie, Rag & Bone, Vans, Vince