Grant Canoe Penny
Rubber, meet road. Originally designed for racecar drivers and then adopted by upper class motorists, these slipper-like loafers were just too good to keep in the car. They say jet-setting Europeans were the first to wear them as street shoes, pioneering the trend in summertime St. Tropez. By the 1960s, the look had caught on everywhere, making them a warm weather favorite on every continent. Ours are crafted using a traditional moccasin construction—a time-tested technique that started in New England. This method ensures that the exceptionally plush leather wraps around the entire foot, cradling it for a sock-like fit. Drivers generally feature one of two kinds of soles. The more traditional styles are nubbed (also called punch-through because of the way the nubs come through the leather outsole); these are more flexible and have a barefoot feel. The second type, called a unit outsole, is more substantial, and built from a single piece of rubber.
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3.0 / 5.0
Comfortable, great looking, however - need toe protection
Extremely comfortable and good looking shoe, however, the flexible rubber nubby sole needs to extend slightly further to protect the area under the toe. My pair is wearing at the toe and at the current rate, they will wear-through prematurely.
August 17, 2015
parkland, FL, US