summer shoes, ah yeah... I thought it was about time for a shopping post. I've been living very strictly with my budget, but I came across some shoes lately online and one new pair was a must... all right well first off here are some good summer choices for slip on shoes.... (no mention of Tom's here but for you college boy set, that might be a look although thank goodness it hasn't taken off too big yet here in okc.. ha) first off are pics of 2 Converse $47, and 1 Simple shoe $60..
and then there are the classic VANS...$42
and for something REALLY top drawer my favorite magazine Monocle has partnered with Hiroshi Tsubouchi and produced these shoes...the caramel calfskin is £305, the windowpane calfskin £330, or the Kyoto print deer skin at £270. If you're concerned at all with how much that is in dollars, you probably shouldn't even consider buying these shoes. However, can you imagine how amazingly soft and comfortable they must be.... ahhhh
the next shoe is a Dan's Favorite, I've been wearing these the past 3 summers and all over the world while overseas..... I'd like to think long before Brad Pitt ever put on a pair. The Sanuk slip on at $55. ahhhhh (for you Austin shoppers they can be found at Service Menswear on Congress)
and now here is my all time favorite shoe brand, alas....they went out of production a few years ago, yet I found some online tonight while preparing this post. I bought a pair of the white ones (only style they had in my size) and a black lace up for my ex student up in DC who I think deserves a very cool well-made shoe. check out the leather trim above the sole, and suede above that... shweet... I got my first pair of these many summers ago at Shoe Gypsy in OKC on N Western. the guy there went on and on about how Wayne Coyne bought the same shoes there...etc. they are extremely comfortable.
feel free to suggest any other option you'd recommend, or as usual all comments welcome.