I’m currently floating in the Caribbean doing research for a later IBC post about cruise style. The pay-by-second internet service, along with everything else on a ship at sea with a captured audience costs a fortune, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet and talk about the shoes that I’ve been coveting all winter long.
I’m the kind of guy who likes to show a little ankle, turn a calf like a proper Victorian and bare a leg in my fancy shoes. I’ve got nothing against dress shoes with socks and I’m no fetishist of the foot, but when it comes to summer footwear… go nudie naked.
In mid November while shopping online for other people/myself, I came across the Cole Haan website. I felt I knew The Haan well enough to know it wasn’t my thing, but low and behold, so many wonders did I find that afternoon! I’d been looking for the perfect saddle shoe for at least two summer seasons and had come up empty. That perfect bit of 50’s wholesomeness, pared with a fresh kick-ass feeling of new shoe dreaminess. FOUND!
Cole Haan and Nike got in bed together and made a stylish, comfortable shoe with sneaker sole technology and perfect proportions. Offbeat color combinations and unexpected patterns make these aptly named “Air Coltons” the new “Jordans” of the Air franchise.
I’ll let the images do the convincing.
I was gifted a pair of Florshiem/Duckie Brown‘s for Christmas from my lovely husband and have worn them bare-ankled most evenings on this ship at sea and plan to bring the nudie naked calf and shoe back to Rhode Island in a big way. Are you ready Little Rhody??