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This summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes

By Stefano on June 21st, 2013

Ever wondered why the plimsoll is called that? According to Nicholette Jones’ book The Plimsoll Sensation in the 1870s it got the name because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull. So just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber sole the wearer would get wet.

So now we’re officially in summer, we can safely get out our plimsolls! (and hopefully avoid trench foot following a British summer…)

So much cooler than trainers, here’s our top ten plimsolls to step out in this summer.

Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Vulc Low Washed Red Imperial £65

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Heritage sports inspired suede shoes, designed as part of the Bradley Wiggins Collection for Fred Perry. The soft, washed suede upper features a six eyelet fastening and a two colour stripe detail on the tongue. The low vulcanised rubber sole has decorative webbing around the side wall and a table tennis bat inspired tread pattern. Finished with a specially designed stripe tape and Fred Perry badge at the back of the heel. Office



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Sperry Corduroy Chukka Fall 2011

By Laura on January 26th, 2011

The chukka is certainly shaping up to be a big trend for fall footwear, and this interpretation of the look by Sperry has to be one of my favourites. The shoe will be a part of a larger collection that makes use of more unusual fabrics including waxed canvas and corduroy, in addition to the more classic details such as leather laces, moc stitching and gum outsoles. Personally I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.




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