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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.

Lacoste Glendon Off White £70

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Lacoste take a premium approach on the Glendon using a off white light canvas upper with sand rope detailing and sand tube laces. The iconic crocodile logo and a vulcanised sole unit finish things off. Office


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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