Summer Essentials: Shoes!

The Real McCoy's Canvas Training Shoes MA17010 at shoplostfound 1New Balance M997JOL at shoplostfoundDiemme Marostica Low Grey Suede at shoplostfoundConverse Chuck Taylor 1970s Parchment Low at shoplostfoundNike Mayfly Woven Olive at shoplostfound 833132-200Adidas Originals Samba OG at shoplostfoundWe’re officially 3 weeks into summer and the question remains: how’s your summer kick game lookin’? Have you got what you need to shine from your toes to your ankles? We have a few recommendations on how to make sure you’re stomping in style for the summer. From crazy cozy runners to high-top military awesomeness; check our summer essentials guide on shoes we got in stock that you should rock!

We all love a good military shoe. The Military Canvas Training shoes from The Real McCoy’s are a black canvas high-top with white contrast stitching entirely made in Japan featuring a vulcanized sole and a simplified yet classic silhouette taking you right back to WWII times. You won’t be sent into battle, but you’ll get a bit of the vibe of what soldiers used to train and you’ll look awesome doing it.

We’re New Balance finatics at L&F and our hands down favourite silhouette is easily the 997. Why not have a clean grey colourway for the summer? The M997JOL is exactly what you’re looking for. That clean suede/mesh paneling gives a fresh look to the 997 with a navy ’N’ logo for just enough contrast. Part of New Balance’s made in USA collection, this joint also features some premium pebble grain leathers. You can expect some crazy comfort as well sitting on that Encap midsole. Seems right!

Let’s go across the pond for a sec to sneaker industry favourite Diemme. Say hello to the Marostica Low in a light grey suede; a taste of true italian luxury. Every piece of this shoe has been finished with complete finesse; from the gusseted double-layer tongue to the super buttery premium suede upper. Made in Italy, the Marostica also features hiking style lace loops reminiscent of some of Diemme’s boot styles. It’s a treat for the eyes.

We’re yet to mention a staple - a foundational shoe in any man’s wardrobe - a shoe that every and all must own at least one pair of -  the shoe you will probably wear the most! The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star why of course! This is a C-LA-S-S-I-C and you gotta rock your classics in the summer. What more must be said?

Now let’s get a little crazy. When’s the last time you rocked a shoe that was woven together, or for that matter, anything that was woven period? We’re guessing it likely hasn’t happened since the winter when you wore that sweater grandma made you that you “love sooo much”. Well, it’s time to step it up with Nike’s Air Mayfly Woven. Light, comfortable, and wearable - the Nike Air Mayfly Woven may look complicated but it’s a real simple decision when you’re thinking sneakers that are going to put your fit over the top.

Last but not least, the Samba. Oh yes, the Adidas Originals Samba OG is back and better than ever. The Samba is that sleek and stylish shoe that surprises us in how well it compliments each and every fit but also how incredibly unexpected it is. You may feel like you’re stepping off the soccer field or stepping onto the dance floor - in any event, you can’t go wrong baby!

That’s all for now!